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Heroin Rehab

Treating heroin addiction can be challenging, but there are a variety of ways through which you can beat your dependence to the substance and start regaining control over its effects. This said, heroin rehab and full recovery is impossible to achieve without the support of a compassionate community—whether it be your family, a facility or a team of specialists that can help you get through the step by step process of rehabilitation. Here are some of the most used methods to help you rid yourself of heroin and its damaging effects:

  1. Going Cold Turkey – Cold-turkey detox is when you stop substance use at once and attempt to endure withdrawal symptoms all on your own. While many think of cold-turkey detox as an unsafe and highly ineffective method, it has been proven to work with a lot of heroin addicts, especially those who haven't been using the substance that long. Remember that the longer you have been dependent in a substance, the harder it is to break habits and consequently, to beat the addiction.
  2. Medical Detox – Medical detox is supported by certain medications that can help reduce the effects of withdrawal, especially when they are extreme. Some commonly used medications include Clonidine, which helps reduce agitation, anxiety, and other symptoms like muscle aches, cramping, and runny nose, along with other medications that help with diarrhoea and vomiting. Some programs also advocate short-term use of opiate substitutes like methadone.
  3. Ultra Rapid Opiate Detox –Often marketed as pain-free detox, there is a lot of controversy that goes around this form of heroin rehab. Critics of this technique are quick to warn prospective patients to think twice before paying a big money to undergo this rapid, anesthetized rehab procedure. These kinds of detox programs don't necessarily shorten the period of detoxification (despite what the name suggests). Moreover, people have died while doing the procedure, and the risks of complications like vomiting while under anaesthesia, along with other dangers, far outweigh its possible benefits.
  4. Methadone as substitute – This opiate substitute is often used to help treat opiate addiction. When properly dosed, you will hardly feel any withdrawal symptoms as you go through this kind of detox. There will also be no intoxication and no drug cravings or urges, as the drug resembles the effects of heroin. It is recommended for long treatment periods (at least a year). However, because methadone itself is an opiate, withdrawal symptoms may occur when you discontinue use prematurely. Symptoms can be reduced by gradual tapering of doses.

Whatever type of rehab method you choose, make sure that it addresses all your physical as well as emotional, and psychological needs. One40 is your addiction specialist, offering a long list of therapies and programs you can enrol yourself in to help you get through your substance addiction or dependency.