What is Heroin?
Heroin is a powerful street drug belonging to the group of drugs known as opiates. It’s derived from the seed pod of the opium poppy and can be smoked, snorted or injected. The drug is fast-acting, especially when injected into the bloodstream, and puts the user into a brief euphoric state. This first experience of euphoria is what leads those experimenting with heroin to try it again to achieve the same high. Because it’s impossible to replicate that first high, users begin to use more frequently, often leading to addiction.
We Understand Addiction
Blue Water Detox understands the seriousness of heroin addiction and the careful manner in which detoxification must take place. Those seeking help for themselves or a loved one require professional withdrawal assistance to safely recover from heroin addiction. In addition to talking to an intake counselor or filling out the feedback form, the information below can help you make the first step toward change and the return of a healthy, hope-filled life.
- Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms. Severe withdrawal symptoms can begin within a few hours of the most recent use. Body aches, vomiting and diarrhea, involuntary kicking movements and restlessness are amongst the first symptoms to occur. Heroin addicts must get their next fix quickly to avoid the pain of escalating withdrawal symptoms.
- The Dangers of Detox Without Professional Help. Continued use of heroin damages the health of the user. When an addict with compromised health attempts to quit heroin cold turkey or without professional help it can be fatal. Professional assistance and supervision safeguards the person’s life while helping him or her through the detoxification process.
- Heroin Withdrawal Treatment. Blue Water Detox personalizes heroin withdrawal treatment to meet your needs. As you receive care and supervision during your medically-assisted detoxification phase, you’ll do so in luxurious accommodations with access to spa-inspired services. Methadone or Buprenorphine Maintenance are most commonly used to ease the transition through detox.
- Help With Heroin Addiction is Important. Getting help for heroin addiction can make the difference between life and death. The closely-monitored, caring treatment program available at Blue Water Detox helps ease many of the withdrawal symptoms, while providing compassion, comfort and peaceful surroundings.
Risks of Heroin Abuse
The effects and consequences of continued heroin use and addiction are heartbreaking for the user and his or her family. Aside from serious health complications such as respiratory problems and pulmonary complications, heroin addicts are also at-risk of developing kidney and liver disease, being exposed to AIDS or HIV and death by overdose. Family members who can do nothing more than watch their loved one deteriorate suffer from stress and sadness, and families often fall apart under the pressure of dealing with heroin addiction.
We are Here to Help
Blue Water Detox works with you or your loved one by providing specialized treatment that helps deal with withdrawal symptoms and cravings. We want to help you reclaim a life of happiness, hope and health in sobriety. By filling out the feedback form or calling an intake counselor, you can take the first step toward a safe recovery.