Heroin is a powerfully addictive opiate. Most people get their start with heroin after a prescription for an opioid runs out. Desperate for a fix, once legal drug users turn to heroin at an alarming rate. In this regard, prescription opioids are actually driving the opioid abuse epidemic. If you’re addicted to heroin, the only way out is to go through the process of detox. Detox scares many heroin addicts, but the process doesn’t have to be painful or scary. Our exclusive West Palm Beach heroin detox program caters to the needs of recovering addicts at all stages of the recovery journey. Here’s what you need to know about heroin detox.
“I can stop anytime I want.” It’s the refrain many an addict has repeated ad nauseam. The truth is you probably can’t stop anytime you want. You probably can’t stop at all. Addiction comes with a hefty serving of denial. No one wants to admit that they’re powerless over a drug, particularly one as stigmatized as heroin. But heroin addiction is not your fault.
That’s because addiction is a disease, not a personal choice. Addiction to heroin changes the way your body reacts to the drug. By the time you realize the change has happened, it’s already too late. When you’re a heroin addict, your brain and body work hard to convince you that you need the drug to feel good, and even that you need it to survive. This is what keeps you using. When you stop, the body enters a difficult state called detox. During detox, the body rebels against the loss of heroin. Most addicts give up during the detox process because it is so difficult.
During detox, the body behaves as if it’s been deprived of something necessary for life, like food or water. This can make you feel like you’re dying, or like your life is not worth living. It’s all a trick. Unless you have another serious health condition, heroin detox won’t kill you. And even then, as long as you’re getting medical supervision, you’ll be fine. You might get a bit dehydrated or feel sick. You might feel hopeless or even suicidal. But you can and will survive.
So what can you expect during the detox process? Some of the most common symptoms are:
Occasionally, people going through detox become very ill. This is why it’s important to pursue medical detox at a facility that is skilled to care for you.
Many addicts will do anything to avoid the pain of detox. They plan to use only a little heroin or to switch to another opiate. The temptation makes sense; no one wants to suffer through detox. Once you’ve become an addict, however, your body will never react the same to heroin again. You can’t use it only once, or only recreationally. Any use will re-trigger the addiction process. You have to stop, and the only way out of this addiction is through the process of detox.
Detox is the first step on the journey to addiction recovery, not the whole story. Once you’ve gotten clean from heroin, you’ll still need to begin putting back together the pieces of your life. We help addicts at all stages of the recovery journey, from detox and beyond. We can help you, too. Let us show you how the right therapy, the right support, and the right complementary, compassionate modalities can make a difference as you journey toward a life free of heroin. We’re standing by ready to help you. Are you ready to begin living the life you deserve? Call us today!
Addicts have long heard that addiction is a disease, but been offered no medicine to cure it. Our program changes that. We have revolutionized addiction treatment with our brain restoration program. The secret is an enzyme called NAD. NAD is often low in addicts, which may be why they turn to drugs in the first place. Then, the process of addiction further lowers NAD levels. This creates a vicious cycle that keeps addicts unhealthy and addicted.
So what’s the big deal about NAD? NAD powers important reactions in every cell of the body. It also supports the functioning of neurotransmitters, which are chemicals that help the brain send and receive signals. When NAD is low, so too is your brain’s ability to function and your body’s ability to heal.
We support you through the detox process with NAD intravenous drips that help restore the brain to its previous state. This makes heroin detox less painful, helps you recover more quickly, and can reduce the risk of a relapse. For the first time ever, there’s a safe, non-addictive heroin addiction treatment. Our West Palm Beach heroin detox center is the only center in our area offering this treatment. You deserve the best, and we’re ready to offer it.