Heroin Detox Program Los Angeles CA

Heroin is a very difficult drug to stop taking. In fact, the withdrawal process is so notoriously painful that many people are discouraged from even trying. While there are serious side effects that come along with heroin detoxification, they pale in comparison to the serious health risks that continued heroin use can pose. Depending on how the drug is taken, it can lead to infections like Hepatitis or HIV. Even in cases where the drug is not taken intravenously, liver disease, heart infections, and kidney disease can occur.

Treatment For Heroin Abuse

Making the decision to get treatment is an important first step. Understanding what the symptoms of withdrawal are can help you feel more prepared. At Mariposa Heroin Detox Los Angeles CA, we feel it is important to remember that you should never go through this kind of detoxification alone. Admitting yourself to a detox program is the safest way to go through the process. Our detox program offers in-patient care with customized treatment plans designed specifically based on your needs and past history with the drug. We also monitor all patients and ensure that any medical assistance required is administered as soon as possible.

In some cases, there may be medications that can be used to help with the detox process. This is often the case if heroin use has been regular and prolonged or if the detox process is overly harsh. This is something that you can discuss with your medical team when you enter the detox program. We want to make sure your detox is as safe and comfortable as possible.

How Bad Are Withdrawal Systems From Heroin?

The withdrawal process is not the same for everyone. It depends on your history with the drug, with factors like how much a typical dose was and how often you administered it affecting the length and severity of symptoms. While it is possible to detox on your own, with our Heroin Treatment in LA we recommend a detox program monitored by medical professionals to ensure the process is as safe as possible.

While the symptoms can be severe, they usually only last about 7-10 days. Symptoms are most severe one to three days after the last dose. They can include:

  •    Nausea
  •    Abdominal pain
  •    Agitation
  •    Depression
  •    Muscle spasms and shakiness
  •    Nervousness and anxiety
  •    Sweating

A combination of therapy and medication can make these symptoms easier to deal with, both of which are offered at Mariposa Detox Center.

Why Detox First?

The detox process can make you incredibly sick while also impacting your cognitive process. As a result, you may be too ill to physically attend classes or counseling appointments until you have gone through the medical process of detoxification. Detox programs offer in-patient care, making it easier to monitor your situation, providing you with medical help the moment you need it most. Withdrawal can be physically painful, with the temptation to relapse being quite high. Attending an in-patient facility forces you to abstain, increasing your chances of long-term success. In addition, you cannot benefit from the lessons and lifestyle changes discussed in group sessions or individual doctor’s appointments until you are able to do so with a sober mind.