America is in the midst of the largest heroin epidemic in history. Spawned from the mass distribution of prescription opiates, the use of heroin has skyrocketed in recent years, and it seems to be affecting everyone.
Heroin, also known as diamorphine, is the most highly addictive form of opiate. It is primarily consumed for its euphoric effects and pain relieving properties. Long term use of heroin creates extreme physical, as well as, mental dependency which can lead to low blood pressure, digestive problems, disorientation, coma, and death. In recent years, deaths due to heroin overdoses, have sky-rocketed. It is now quite common in the United States to know someone who is currently, or has been, addicted to heroin.
Transformations Recovery is fully equipped to effectively treat heroin addiction at our beautiful facility in Jupiter, FL. We provide the highest quality of medical care available. The chances of an addict recovering from heroin addiction, without some sort of treatment are less than nil.
Heroin Dependency Withdrawal
Signs you you have a dependency
Withdrawal from heroin can be both extremely uncomfortable and sometimes even dangerous. Common symptoms of heroin withdrawal include:
- Fever and flu-like symptoms
- Stomach cramps
- Dilated pupils
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Agitation and anxiety
- Body tremors and restless legs
- Depression and sleeplessness
- Severe drug cravings
Treating Heroin Addiction
Compassion is key when addressing the symptoms that accompany the withdrawal from opiates, such as Heroin. This process is not pleasant, and it is very important that our patients feel relaxed and secure.
Medication assisted treatment, including phased use of Suboxone® (Buprenorphine) occurs under medical supervision, alleviating the majority of the pain & discomfort associated with opiate withdrawal. Safe medical detox protocols have the highest success rates when paired with a treatment plan that includes education, counseling, and relapse prevention.
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