Heroin abuse is highly addictive and can lead to overdose or death. The continued use of heroin has detrimental effects on the user’s overall mental and physical health. One of the most uncomfortable things that an individual can face in active heroin addiction is withdrawal symptoms. Going through withdrawal is one of the main reasons why the user finds it impossible to stop using. By continuing to use heroin, the individual avoids any negative withdrawal symptoms. During the time the body is withdrawing from heroin, a surge of intense cravings will arise. This is because the body knows that withdrawal symptoms would alleviate if heroin were to be entered into the body again. The detox period is when most people will turn back to drug use to fulfill this need.
The only comfortable and safe way to quit using heroin cold turkey is to do so under the supervision of medical professionals. At Bayview Recovery, we offer a variety of programs that can help you in recovery after detox. When you come to our facility for detox services, we can also provide that to begin your path to recovery. If you or a loved one requires a heroin rehab program or detox service to begin healing from addiction, call one of our team today at 855.478.3650.
Quitting Heroin Cold Turkey
Many people who decide to quit cold turkey are full of determination but are unsure of the severity of withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can prove to be tough physically and emotionally. You don’t have to quit heroin on your own at home. There is help available to you through several programs while you are safely detoxing under medical supervision. Common symptoms of heroin withdrawal are:
- Muscle aches
- Abdominal cramping
- Dilated pupils
Doctors in inpatient programs closely watch for psychological withdrawal symptoms after the detoxification process, such as depression and anxiety. Relapse and self-harm are possible during withdrawal symptoms. Overall medically supervised heroin detox provides a safe place to overcome and manage the withdrawal process.
Detoxing at Home
As mentioned above, quitting cold turkey and detoxing at home is not safe. Complications from the withdrawal process can severely injure someone without medical supervision. Even when the individual’s life is not at risk, the withdrawal symptoms will be so intense that the user will relapse and avoid any attempts to quit heroin in the future. Supervised medical detox and rehab programs are always the best options to overcome heroin addiction. Withdrawal symptoms make heroin addiction an almost impossible cycle to break, but overcoming heroin addiction is achievable.
Drug rehab centers like the one at Bayview Recovery offer inpatient and outpatient recovery programs for heroin detox. Programs we offer at Bayview Recovery to help clients safely detox from heroin are:
- Medication-assisted treatment program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Outpatient rehab center
- Men’s rehab program
- Women’s rehab program
If you’re ready to seek treatment for heroin addiction, please reach out to Bayview Recovery today.
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Your peers in recovery also can help you achieve sobriety through accountability and support. Participating in group therapy can help you achieve solidarity in recovery with your peers to help garner a group effort approach to healing. Bayview Recovery also offers other therapy programs such as:
- Family therapy program
- Individual therapy program
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy program
- Dialectical behavior therapy program
- Trauma therapy program
Detox is more than just quitting; it’s a time for establishing new habits and goals. Through therapy programs, a new sense of personal development and growth will ensue. Therapy is essential to help you understand the reasons that led you to substance abuse. Recognizing triggers will greatly decrease the risk of relapse. All of these programs and more are available to you at Bayview Recovery! Don’t quit heroin cold turkey alone. Our therapists and medical professionals are here to help you. Call now at 855.478.3650 to begin recovery safely.