Detoxification is a long and painful journey without any surety against a setback. Heroin is an opioid and the most dangerous drug. It can only be given up with the help of the very thing that caused the addiction ~ yourself!!
Lack of control over your cravings cause dependence and then addiction. Detoxification and rehabilitation can only be successful if you truly want to give up the addiction. Not only does the process take a toll on your physical health but your emotional and mental health as well.
Heroin has the power to eat nervous system and wreak chaos in your body! The withdrawal symptoms start showing up within twelve hours of not taking the drug and it may include abdominal pain, weakness, insomnia, nausea, diarrhoea etc. The detoxification could be so painful and stressing that you may tend to drop out, that is why you need total will power and determination to hang in there until all that toxic poison is washed out from your system.
Opioid against drugs like methadone, buprenorphine, Levo-alpha-acetylmethadol, clonidine are used for heroin detox. Though these drugs are not as harmful as heroin and are given in small dosages to avoid the pain of withdrawal symptoms and detoxify the system. A new technique called ultra-rapid detox is also used. Though it is very painful to detoxify the body in six to eight hours, by mixing with a combination of drugs like naltrexone and clonidine.
Detoxification is not a full-proof method to relieve an addict. Rehabilitation can be taken for complete relief. A large drop out and relapse rate in patients shows just how dangerous heroin addiction is, years of restrain, therapy and counselling is required to ensure you’re never going back to addiction. Heroin Detox though excruciating is the first step to a healthy, drug free and respectable life.