Heroin is a highly-addictive and extremely dangerous drug. It is an opioid (made from the opium plant) and a derivative of the legal, medically prescribed drug morphine. Although heroin is illegal to possess, manufacture or sell anywhere in the United States, it is still relatively popular. Even one use of heroin can create dependence and lead to painful withdrawal symptoms. Therefore, it can be extremely difficult (and dangerous) to quit once you start. But it is possible to safely rid oneself of the addiction with the proper method. These three steps will help you recover from a heroin addiction.
The first step in most successful addiction recoveries is detoxification. This is the process where you are weaned off of the drug. There are different methods ranging from home detox (which can be extremely dangerous) to medically supervised detox. For a successful heroin addiction recovery, a medical detox program is highly recommended. Heroin can cause a variety of painful withdrawal symptoms including:
- Muscle and bone pain
- Flu-like symptoms
A medical detox program will be able to help you safely deal with these and other Heroin withdrawal symptoms in a medically supervised environment while your body rids itself of the harmful substance.
Once the detox program is complete, the next step to a successful heroin addiction recovery is rehab. Remember, rehab facilities are different from detox facilities. The rehab program is designed to help you deal with your addiction (after you have already detoxed) while detoxification removes the actual substance from your body. Rehab programs may involve many different activities designed to help you live a more healthy lifestyle. Some of the activities may include:
- Support groups
- Individual and group counseling
- Family therapy
After you have gone through drug detox and rehab, the next step in your successful heroin recovery is to… recover! While the detox and rehab program you enroll in will end, the actual rehabilitation process does not. You have physically removed the substance from your body (detox) and learned how to live with your addiction (rehab), now you must put those things into action and live differently than before to avoid a relapse. What are you waiting for? Take the first step to the first step of a successful heroin addiction recovery – contact Gallus Detox online or call 855-338-6929. Your information is always kept safe and confidential.