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Heroin withdrawal is complex, the physical and psychological aspects are the hooks that can bind addicts into decades of drug use. Detox from heroin will always present symptoms, however a tailored treatment program will negate many of the symptoms.
Heroin withdrawal symptoms may only last a week or so, but the symptoms can be serious and include: Nausea Abdominal pain Sweating Shaking Nervousness Agitation Depression Muscle spasms Cravings for drugs Medical detox providers use medications and therapy to ease symptoms, boosting the risks that a person will move through withdrawal safely and successfully.
To estimate the effects of heroin addiction on a person’s long-term physical health, check out our online calculator. Heroin may be a cheaper alternative to powerful and addictive drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin, and CNN reports that close to half of young injection heroin users abused a prescription opioid drug first.
In 2013, approximately 8,200 individuals died from a heroin overdose, which is close to four times the number of heroin-related overdose fatalities in 2002. For some, prescription painkiller misuse paves the way for heroin addiction. In some instances, heroin may be a less expensive and potentially easier-to-obtain substitute for the opioids they’ve become dependent on.
Medical detox and treatment are. We offer detox, treatment, and ongoing support to help you reach long-term sobriety. Heroin is highly addictive. Due to its powerful withdrawal symptoms, those who are dependent on heroin may fare better in medical detox.
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