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The First Step in Recovery

Addiction is defined as a disease resulting in the compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance. It is characterized by tolerance and physiological symptoms upon withdrawal, and the persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.

If you are suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol it can feel as if you’re powerless to this disease. The truth is you aren’t, by taking the first step in recovery by admitting that you have a problem and asking for help you will start taking back control from this disease.

Taking the First Step

Making excuses for why you can’t quit is easy and quitting is hard. This is why many people, like yourself, continue in the cycle of addiction. It often takes hitting rock bottom to truly recognize the problem and the need for help. Regardless to where you are in life, what bad you have done or what your addiction has done to you physically, mentally and emotionally, there is a way out. You reading this right now is apart of the first step in your recovery, next you will start the life changing treatment that will give you back the power, you are in control over your life.

Life Changing Treatment

It can be scary to start into a treatment program for the first time, you do not know what to expect or what challenges you will face.

When entering into a treatment center for the first time you will be greeted by people who truly care about helping you get healthy. You will start with an intake assessment, this will help doctors and staff to get an understanding of the severity of your addiction and to develop a treatment plan that will help you achieve your goals in recovery.

Once you are settled into your new sober living environment you will get started in the treatment process. Your week will consist of daily group and/or individual counseling sessions, therapy sessions, therapeutic art, yoga and other holistic practices to help you heal not only from the physical effects of your addiction, but the mental and emotional effects it has placed on you. Your treatment may go 30 days, it could even go 90 days or longer, regardless to the time of your stay, each day you will get stronger and feel more in control of your addiction and life.

Get the life changing treatment you need today, take the first step in recovery and ask for help.

Detoxing From Heroin

Heroin is one of the most popular street drugs today. It is making its way throughout the United States, leaving no city untouched. Thousands of you men and women die each year as a result of heroin overdose, thousands more enter into treatment each year. Heroin abuse is becoming an epidemic with no end in sight.

Heroin is one of the most deadly street drugs today, it is also one of the most addictive. Many people find it difficult to quit because of the discomfort they experience during withdrawal. With the right detox program and appropriate rehabilitation treatment it is possible to stop using heroin, to kick the habit.

What is Detox?

Detoxification is the process in which the body is naturally rid of the harmful chemicals and toxins related to heroin abuse. If your body has become accustomed to prolonged heroin use that withdrawal experienced can range in severity. Detoxing on your own can be uncomfortable, even painful, making it extremely difficult to manage and overcome drug addiction.

Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal

There is a wide array of symptoms experienced by a person in acute heroin withdrawal. These symptoms typically start within to 6-12 hours of the last dose of heroin. If the individual is not taking medication the withdrawal peak at 3-4days can be the worst. The severity of withdrawal symptoms depends on the the severity of the addiction. Common symptoms of Heroin withdrawal include but are not limited to:

  • Strong drug cravings.
  • Moodiness: anxiety, depression, fear of withdrawal.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Fever and chills.
  • Muscle spasms, tremors, joint pains.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Stomach cramps.
  • Sweating, runny nose, watery eyes.
  • Restlessness.

Starting Detox

The first step in your treatment process will be detoxification. This phase in the treatment process will help to prepare your mind and body to partake in the remainder of the treatment process, allowing you to fully get the experience and what is needed to start in your recovery. Upon completion of detox you will move forward in treatment, undergoing individual and group counseling, therapy and other therapeutic exercises to help you to develop the skills needed to maintain your sobriety in your daily life.

You don’t need to go at it alone, contact a Heroin Addiction Rehabilitation Center today.