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What is Heroin?
Heroin is a powerful opiate that is derived from morphine, which is a derivative of the opium poppy. Some popular heroin street names are horse, black tar, skag, smack, chiva, “H”, “Boy”, among others.
Heroin relieves pain by binding to the opiate receptors in the brain, which communicate pain signals to the body. Heroin is commonly used as a recreational drug.
How Addictive is Heroin?
Heroin is a highly addictive substance making it extremely difficult to overcome an addiction to Heroin. Within a few weeks of consistently using Heroin, the body adjusts to the presence of the drug and develops a tolerance. As an addiction to Heroin increases, the body requires more and more Heroin to achieve the same effects.
Heroin Addiction Signs
- Extreme drug seeking behaviors
- Financial Problems
- Strain on relationships
- Increased risky behaviors
- Appearance of Heroin withdrawal symptoms
Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms
- Flu-like sypmtoms
Heroin Withdrawal Treatment
Under the supervision of the professionals at Outpatient Detox, patients do not need to fear experiencing Heroin withdrawal symptoms. Patients can detox from Heroin in the comfort of their own homes with personalized treatment plans consisting of a gradual Suboxone taper until the medication is no longer needed. Outpatient Detox professionals will also use other non-addictive medications to help with the taper and to keep the patient safe, calm, and able to sleep at night throughout the detoxification period.
Private & Confidential
Outpatient Detox takes your privacy very seriously and goes far beyond the regulations to safeguard patient information. With our discreet locations and our commitment to your privacy, our treatment is completely confidential.
Stay at Home
Our Treatment only requires 1-2 visits per week that last approximately 25 minutes each. Patients are able to detox at home and does not require hospitalization or visits that last 3-4 hours per visit.
Outpatient Detox treatment is spread out over an extended period of time which allows a patient to detox without drastic change and harsh withdrawals that will appear when detox is attempted in a short period of time.