What is Heroin Detox?
Heroin detox entails using FDA-approved medicines that both gradually reduce the need for the narcotic and significantly diminish the effects of opioid withdrawal. In other words, you’ll be safely and effectively weened from the opiate without having to suffer the pain and discomfort commonly associated with ending abuse. Heroin detox should always be conducted in a clinical setting under the direct supervision of trained medical professionals.
Long Term Effects of Heroin Use
The health hazards of long-term heroin addiction go well beyond physical dependency and include HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and other blood-borne diseases, collapsed veins, bacterial or fungal infections, kidney failure, infection of the heart lining and valves, and rheumatologic problems such as arthritis. There’s also the high risk that heroin will be cut with fentanyl or other synthetic opioids, which can often result in overdose and even death. Then there are the mental and emotional hazards brought about by heroin addiction. Long-term users of heroin are prone to distance themselves from friends, family and other non-users. They’re also at a much higher risk of losing a job and/or a home. Any one of the above could create mental and emotional instability; together they can be devastating.
What Will Detoxing from Heroin Look Like?
Heroin detox treatment depends upon a variety of factors, including age and general health, as well as the length and severity of addiction. Universal symptoms such as nausea, stomach pain, insomnia and anxiety are to be expected, especially in the first 12-24 hours after the last use. Those symptoms, however, can be significantly reduced
with the proper care and medicines.
Mental and emotional side effects may also occur, including feelings of boredom, sadness, depression, antsiness, frustration, and extreme fatigue. But these feelings can also be significantly mitigated with the proper care and medication.
Why Choose Imperium in Fort Lauderdale for Heroin Detox?
Imperium’s staff is trained to minimize all the discomforts which may arise from heroin detox. We provide individualized treatment programs, using the latest and most advanced addiction detox protocols, including Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). We’re knowledgeable, compassionate, and experienced. And we’re fully committed to helping you safely and effectively transition from long-term addiction to even longer-term recovery. Remember, detox is the first and most important step toward successful recovery. And it should only be taken under proper clinical care and all due medical consideration. That’s what Imperium provides. And that’s why Imperium is here. If you or a loved one is battling heroin addiction, please give us a call and ask about our detox programs in Fort Lauderdale.