Heroin detox can be a very challenging part of fighting a heroin addiction. A heroin addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. It is so difficult because heroin affects a user’s nervous system, and it eventually becomes accustomed to the drug. When the use of this opioid is stopped, withdrawal symptoms begin which can be very painful. During the detoxification process nausea, abdominal pain, chills, irritability, and diarrhea can occur.
Residential Treatment is Best for Heroin Detox
Detox should be done in a residential setting in order to receive the help needed through this process. At our inpatient facility, we help our clients through this process by offering the support they need. Many heroin addicts attempt to stop their drug use on their own. Most relapse almost immediately because they cannot handle the symptoms of withdrawal. Detox is one of the most challenging obstacles of stopping the use of this dangerous drug, but it can be done. The body has to be cleansed of all of the toxins that were distributed by the heroin use. Once this is done, rehabilitation treatment can be continued.
Steps in Recovery
Overall, detoxification is a serious step toward rehabilitation. Although it is difficult, clients who get through this successfully have a higher chance of overcoming their heroin addiction. The first step to reversing a life of heroin use, dependence, and overall negativity is detox.