Often times heroin addicts chose not to quit due to fear of withdrawal; and, they make up reasons why they cannot quit at all especially not today and remain addicted. This is the typical behavior of a heroin addict and a great reason why professional detoxification services are in order.
Withdrawals: Heroin withdrawal is a number of signs that are recognizable and occur shortly after a physically dependent person stops using. Heroin withdrawal includes adverse reactions, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness and insomnia. Medical textbooks refer to heroin withdrawal as Opioid Abstinence Syndrome.
Heroin withdrawal symptoms are usually visible within 6-12 hours after your last use, then they get a little worse before slowly subsiding over the next several days. Heroin withdrawal syndrome usually lasts 7-10 days total and sleep disturbances and heroin cravings may last weeks or months longer.
Medical detox is very important because it resets your body and mind so you don’t have lingering effects. Heroin alters your brain by entering the neurons and altering the chemicals that are released by those neurons.It also slows down the rate at which you think and react along with your decisions making. Heroin use greatly affects your cognitive (learning, reasoning) and conative (desire, volition, impulse, strive) abilities.
Our Treatment: Quitting can be excruciating, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve been helping addicts quit, without discomfort, for many years. Many who attempt to quit experience cravings, obsessions and compulsions. Our detoxification program involves our trained experts managing the detox process for you and greatly improving your chances for success.