Understanding the need for heroin detox
Heroin is an extremely potent substance whose abuse can quickly lead to addiction.
When you become dependent upon heroin, you will develop tolerance, which means you will need to abuse this dangerous opioid in increasingly greater amounts in order to experience the high that you desire. Heroin addiction is also characterized by withdrawal, which is the painful set of symptoms that you will experience when you try to end your heroin abuse, or when you are incapable of acquiring the drug.
When you try to stop abusing heroin on your own, the intensity of withdrawal can quickly push you back into a self-defeating pattern of heroin abuse. The shame and guilt of a failed attempt to end your heroin addiction can delay and complicate future efforts to overcome your dependence and achieve a drug-free future.
What to expect with heroin withdrawal symptoms
If you’ve tried to end your heroin abuse alone, then you probably know about the various physical and psychological symptoms that occur once heroin is no longer present in your system. With varying levels of severity, these withdrawal symptoms are capable of hindering even the most motivated of people and causing them, and maybe even you, to begin abusing heroin once more.
From intense cravings for more heroin, to extreme agitation, irritability, appetite and sleep problems, and physical pain, heroin withdrawal is hardly an enjoyable experience. It’s because of these symptoms that resuming heroin abuse becomes appealing for many who want to quit using this drug. However, you should know that there’s another way to mitigate these symptoms. Care that involves detox can make the withdrawal aspect of recovery far more tolerable.
Heroin detoxification treatment through Four Circles Recovery Center
Prior to your admission to Four Circles Recovery Center, you will complete a thorough assessment that will form the basis of your personalized treatment plan. If that assessment indicates that you are in need of detox, we will refer you to a detoxification center in the area so that you can rid your body of heroin prior to starting treatment with us.
In addition to making this referral and confirming your acceptance in one of the detox programs in our area, we will also transport you to the detox center and remain with you until you are admitted. We will remain in touch with the detox center while you are in care there, and when you have completed detox we will transport you back to Four Circles so that you can seamlessly transition into our comprehensive wilderness-based treatment program.
Long-term benefits of detox for heroin addiction in young adults
Getting through heroin withdrawal with greater ease and in a much safer manner are not the only benefits of completing detox prior to starting treatment for heroin addiction at Four Circles Recovery Center.
The long-term benefits of partaking in detox include minimizing your risk of relapse, developing physical strength and mental clarity, and beginning to gain insights into the disease of addiction. The success of completing detox can also be source confidence and self-esteem, which will serve you during treatment and as you navigate the often challenging path of lifelong recovery.
At Four Circles, we know how hard it is to overcome a heroin addiction. We also know that it can be scary to make the changes needed to live a sober life. For these reasons, and more, we are proud to offer referrals to detox for men and women who need such services before they engage in effective, therapeutic wilderness-based treatment with us.
To learn more about getting a referral for detox, or for answers to any questions that you may have about Four Circles Recovery Center, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.