Heroin Detox

What is Heroin Detox?

Heroin is part of the class of drugs known as Opioids. Heroin is derived from morphine which comes from the opium poppy. Heroin, morphine, and opium are all sedatives, downers, or depressants. Heroin, like other opioids is highly addictive. It is smoked, injected or snorted. There is no safe route of ingesting heroin-all methods lead to addiction.

Once the body has grown accustomed to heroin and addiction has set in,severe medical conditions appear: collapsed veins, abscesses, heart lining and valve infections, cellulitis, liver disease. Each time the effects of heroin wear off the user will experience withdrawal symptoms. The body seeks to find biochemical balance that the heroin has disrupted. Withdrawal from heroin is painful.If the user’s physical condition has been compromised by heroin use, withdrawal may be life threatening. Sudden withdrawal after consistent heavy use can be fatal.

What are Signs of Withdrawal from Heroin?

  • Intense cravings
  • Restlessness
  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Insomnia
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Cold flashes
  • Involuntary movements

Medically monitored heroin detox can ease the pain of withdrawal and manage the other medical condition brought on by heroin use. The Detox Boca has two physicians and two psychiatrists on call providing proper evaluation of a client’s medical and psychological state. The medical staff will re-evaluate client progress, stabilizing him or her throughout withdrawal and detox. Then the client should move directly into treatment based upon the evaluation. For help with heroin detox and treatment call 800-598-3386 now.

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