When prescription painkillers become hard to attain, those who become dependent on opioids often turn to heroin for a cheaper alternative. It is when someone is physically addicted to heroin that withdrawal symptoms start appearing. At our heroin detox in Huntington Beach we help those who are struggling with heroin addiction.
Withdrawal from heroin isn’t generally considered life-threatening on its own. However, some of the medical and psychological symptoms may have life-threatening complications. Newsong Recovery’s Huntington Beach heroin detox program creates a safe environment for withdrawal. Our highly trained medical staff will monitor those participating in detox to be sure there is minimal risk.
Heroin addiction, and dependence on other opioids, can progress quickly. These addictions don’t discriminate, either. Whether reliance on heroin begins on the streets or in a doctor’s office, an addiction can eat away at someone’s brain, body, and entire life before they know it.
The goal of the heroin detox program at Newsong Recovery is to manage the physical and mental changes that occur in the brain and body after repeated heroin use while providing the highest degree of comfort and support.
Most opioid abusers report experiencing a myriad of troublesome side effects once withdrawal sets in.
Without medical supervision, a person suffering from heroin withdrawal can experience symptoms that, although are not medically dangerous, can be highly unpleasant and invoke intense discomfort. Some of these heroin withdrawal symptoms include:
● Rapid heart rate
● Muscle spasms
● Impaired respiration
● Difficulty feeling pleasure
● Drug cravings
Someone with a history of mental illness or previous heroin withdrawal experiences may have a more intense withdrawal. For example, depression may lead someone to consider suicide, making heroin detoxification under the care of qualified detoxification medical professionals crucial.
Many people assume the attitude that heroin withdrawal is uncomfortable but not fatal. Although fatality isn’t as common of heroin withdrawal isn’t as high as that of alcohol or benzodiazepines – it can still dangerous and can be life-threatening.
Some symptoms of withdrawal, like vomiting and diarrhea, can lead to severe dehydration. In the wrong environment, this dehydration (often accentuated by mounting flu-like symptoms) will cause death.
For this reason, it’s essential to seek out a detox facility for opioids and heroin. With the right around-the-clock care, someone can prevent the grave effects of opioid withdrawal from occurring, and lessen the severity of its symptoms.
A more tolerable detox can lead to a better chance at lasting recovery, as well. Most people who believe detox might be slightly less excruciating in a facility than it would be at home are more open to the thought of attending detox or rehab.
Newsong Recovery’s heroin detox program is closely supervised by a team of physicians with more than 35 years of experience. Our professionals use the latest evidence-based approaches to manage the symptoms of withdrawal.
At Newsong Recovery, your detox will begin with a comprehensive assessment to determine the most effective detox protocols based on your substance use history, medical history, and individual needs. Our physicians will use safe and effective medications to help eliminate risks and manage the physical and mental symptoms of withdrawal while also improving comfort and stability.
Most of our clients complete detox within three to seven days. However, there is no set time frame for detox to be completed. For some, the process will only take hours or days. For others, it may take weeks to completely clear the body of the drug. To reach a successful outcome, your detox process will be finely tailored to your own unique, specific needs.
Newsong Recovery offers complimentary consultations with our team of board-certified physicians. To learn more about our comprehensive treatment program and to discuss detox and substance use treatment, call us now.