Heroin Detox

Can You Quit Heroin Cold Turkey?

Suddenly stopping opioid or heroin use is not recommended. It can cause an onset of very severe withdrawal symptoms. Those who do try to taper off of these types of drugs seldomly succeed. Relapsing during withdrawal is one of the causes of overdose. It is important to experience withdrawal in a medically assisted heroin detox where it is safe.

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms

Heroin signs

Cravings for heroin are much stronger when withdrawing from the drug. This is often why it’s so hard for addicts to get out of the using cycle. Withdrawal can be extremely unpleasant and may include:

Some of the symptoms of heroin withdrawal can include:

Depression, anxiety, and irritability
Aches and pains
Excessive sweating, tears and runny nose
Diarrhea and stomach pain
Nausea and vomiting
Fever
Restlessness

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Detoxing Off Heroin

Stages Of Heroin Detox

At Peaks Recovery, our medical detox stages can look like this:

Stages of detox 1

Evaluation

Within the first 24 hours of admission, you will meet with our primary care physician and psychiatrist for a health and physical screening and full psychiatric evaluation.

Stages of Detox 2

Stabilization

To address any primary drug and alcohol substance use disorder; including any underlying mental health concerns requires medical stabilization to ensure every patient’s safety and well-being so that they can focus on their recovery goals.

Stages of detox 3

Rehabilitation

Medical Detox addresses the acute physiological and psychiatric concerns. Like the removal of a cast, the real rehabilitation begins after medical detox.

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Therapy After Our Colorado Drug & Alcohol Detox Center

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol is the first step toward recovery. However, the evidence is clear that the longer a person distances themselves from their last use of drugs and alcohol, the greater chance of recovery. At Peaks Recovery Centers, the next step in our recovery process is transitioning into our residential inpatient rehab.

Admissions

Peaks Recovery Centers exclusive approach to inpatient treatment empowers men to leave drugs and alcohol behind them. Whether you are looking for alcohol rehab, drug rehab, our rehab program helps individuals learn and invest in new life practices, therefore they can restore and reclaim their lives.

If you are interested in Peaks Recovery Centers for yourself or a loved one, please don’t hesitate to call or fill out our form today.

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