People become addicted to heroin when they mentally obsess and physically cannot abstain from using heroin due to the fear of withdrawal. Some users innocently enough started out using painkillers prescribed for post surgery pain treatment and some may have been using from curiosity. Either way when a user becomes dependent on opiates, the majority gets addicted to heroin due to its easy access and cheaper price tag.
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What Is Heroin Detox?
The addiction gets to the point where the addict will go to any means of getting high to avoid going through withdrawals. This is why it is so difficult for addicts to quit using therefore; this is when detox is needed. When a person stops using heroin, they may experience withdrawal symptoms, such as pain, body aches, fatigue, and nausea. The symptoms of heroin withdrawal can be very distressing, but they are rarely life threatening. Withdrawal symptoms can arise hours after the last dose of the drug and may last for a week or more.
Heroin withdrawal symptoms may range from mild to severe, depending on how dependent the individual is on the drug. Dependency can be tied to the length of time taking the drug, dosage amount, how the drug was taken, underlying medical conditions, the co-occurring presence of a mental health issue, and certain biological and environmental factors, such as family history of addiction, previous trauma, or highly stressful and unsupportive surroundings. Withdrawal from heroin may vary from person to person.
Early Withdrawal Symptoms (start within 6-2 hours)
Late Withdrawal Symptoms (Peak within 72 hours and last around a week)
Some of the psychological withdrawal symptoms and cravings for heroin may continue longer than a week in some cases. Therapy and psychological support provided by a mental health professional as a part of a complete substance abuse treatment program can decrease the symptoms and side effects of withdrawal.
What To Expect Upon Admission To Evoke Florida
Upon admission to Evoke Florida Detox, each client meets with one of our highly qualified physician staff in order to design a unique plan for comfortable detoxification and recovery. As part of a customized rehabilitation plan, the medically qualified physician will prescribe medications needed for our clients to be as safe and as comfortable as possible during the detox phase. We regularly monitor vitals and self-reported symptoms to determine the effectiveness of the detox protocol and to mitigate health risks. At all times, we strive to assist our clients in maintaining optimum comfort throughout this detox process.
Evoke Florida: A Premier Medical Detox
At Evoke Florida, we help clients detox from alcohol and drugs under the best possible treatment and surroundings. Our medical drug and alcohol detox facility is located in a beautiful, private location over-looking a tranquil lake in Miramar, Florida. Our relaxing surroundings, high-end amenities, delicious and nutritious food, and team of professional practitioners, help clients move through the detox phase quickly, safely and comfortably. After detox, clients have a wide range of options to transition seamlessly to the next step in their addiction recovery. While the medical detoxification process is not easy, many clients recognize early on that is not nearly as intense, painful, or uncomfortable as anticipated. We help them build foundations needed to maintain long-term sobriety.