Our Rapid Heroin Detox Procedure
Get your life back with our advanced rapid heroin detox procedure! First, you should know that your detox procedure and your entire stay occur inside the safety of our state of the art private treatment center. Also, heroin is one of the EASIEST opiates for us to detox you from. Our rapid heroin detox procedure lets you sleep through the worst of the withdrawals. All of our patients receive a FDA Approved Vivitrol® shot which eliminates the physical and psychological cravings! Even our heaviest heroin users have no desire for opiates after receiving the Vivitrol® shot. Don’t worry about your veins, we have medical experts who are accustomed to your situation. The best news is that you don’t need to clean up to come to us. Come as you are and expect to be treated with the respect you deserve for having the courage to fix the problem.
Heroin Detox Performed Inside Our Medical Detox Center
Our rapid detox procedure is a proven, highly successful process by which all of the opioids are flushed from the body, while the patient is lightly sedated. During this period the body will react to the process by exhibiting some or all of the withdrawal symptoms listed above. With our advanced detox protocol, the patient is kept sedated throughout the detoxification process. This means that they are unconscious while the body is undergoing the normally painful stages of withdrawal, allowing the process to complete as painlessly as possible.
Our Rapid Heroin Detox Procedure is as follows:
- (Day 1) — Patient completes all intake paperwork, lab work, physical exam, and afterwards is admitted to the hospital. Next, the patient is taken to their private room which includes a private bathroom, flat screen TV, and WIFI. All meals are included. During this time the patient keeps their cell phone and can smoke cigarettes if necessary. We do not want the patient in withdrawals, so they are is encouraged to continue their medication until midnight.
- (Day 2) — Patient is taken to the ICU where they will remain for approximately 24 hours after the sedation detox procedure. The patient remains under the care of Award Winning, Board-Certified Anesthesiologist, Dr. Julia Aharonov, and receives IV Sedation in a private treatment room to sleep through their withdrawals while closely monitored by the nursing staff. During the sedation the doctor uses medication that reverse the opiates off the receptors.
- After the opiate reversal, the patient receives an FDA Approved Vivitrol® injection. Vivitrol® is a brand name for Naltrexone, which blocks the effect of opioids, decreasing cravings and reducing a person’s need for them. It should be noted that Vivitrol® eliminates the opiate cravings for 28 days and is not addictive and can be given immediately after this procedure—avoiding the usual 7-14 day period if a patient were to detox themselves.
- (Day 3) — Patient comes back to their private room with 24-hour medical staff, and rest and recuperates for the day. If they experience any post-acute withdrawals, they are given transitionary, non-addictive medications. The patient also receives those same medications to take home. If approved by the doctor (at an additional cost), patients can request to have an IV Ketamine infusion.
- (Day 4) — After meeting with Dr. Aharonov, patients are free to go home and eligible for our detox-related aftercare program. With Advanced Rapid Detox, you truly have the best care as you restart your life.
What is Heroin?
Heroin is perhaps the most well-known – and deadliest – opiate in the world. It has a terrible reputation, and its use, both buying and selling is banned all over the world. Derived from opium, heroin is designed as a recreational drug to give euphoric highs that are highly addictive.
Heroin is an opioid that is properly known as diamorphine. It is known by a number of other names, such as smack, junk and horse. It is a highly concentrated form of morphine, which itself is derived from opium. Where morphine is used as a safe method of pain relief under strict medical conditions, heroin is considered too potent to be used in such a way as it is around three times as powerful. Instead, heroin has gained a reputation as a powerful recreational drug.
As well as having destructive short term and long term effects, heroin can also be instantly deadly. If too much heroin is introduced into the body, it will affect the areas of your brain that control your breathing. If you fall unconscious your body will ‘forget’ to breath and your brain will experience oxygen starvation with potentially fatal results. Heroin can also cause your heart and your nervous system to malfunction, and fluid to build up in your lungs.
In the long term heroin can go as far as rewriting your DNA, as well as changing the physical structure of your brain. People who know long-term heroin users often remark that the friends they once knew have turned into completely different people.
If you’ve become addicted to heroin, then there really is no shame. Despite the narcotic’s poor reputation, well over half of the people who end up using heroin began by using a much less concentrated and addictive opiate. Also, if you’re dependent on heroin, you are certainly not alone – over 17 million people around the world are currently using heroin.
It’s important that you lessen the grip that heroin has placed on your life, and the team at Advanced Rapid Detox can help. It doesn’t matter if you tried and failed to break heroin’s grip before – If you are truly ready and willing to quit heroin—We will do all we can to help you succeed.
Understanding Your Dependency
There are two main problems that lead to intense heroin dependency and addiction. The first is the heightened sense of euphoria that this opioid brings. Such sensations are highly desirable and the brain will instantly crave a repeated experience. The second problem is that heroin promotes several withdrawal systems only hours after the effects of the drug have worn off. These symptoms can be very difficult to cope with, and the only real solution (aside from detoxification) is another hit of heroin.
Common withdrawal symptoms associated with heroin are:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Prolonged erections (males)
- Genital sensitivity (females)
- Runny nose
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscles spasms
Heroin dependency is usually treated in one of two ways – maintenance or detoxification. With maintenance, a heroin user is switched to a much less deadly and potent substance, such as methadone or buprenorphine, primarily to deal with the withdrawal symptoms. Once stabilized, the user is then encouraged to gradually reduce their dosage over time until they are free of their dependency. While this has proven successful with many people, it can take between three months and a year to end the dependency, and it relies upon the addict’s willpower.
Detoxification is the process of withdrawing from opiate use altogether, and is commonly known as ‘going cold turkey’. This can be rapid (dependency can be removed in as little as three days) but dealing with the withdrawal symptoms can be extremely difficult. That is why it is always best to choose a detoxification program conducted under medical supervision.
Quitting Cold Turkey Rarely Works
Heroin detox on your own is extremely challenging. You’ll face numerous problems when trying to quit the drug. Tapering off is very difficult, if not possible, as you know. Let us help you with our proven and successful 3 day rapid heroin detox treatment. We can help you get the traction you need to get over the hump and free yourself from heroin.
When trying to quit heroin cold-turkey, the intense physical pain from opioid withdrawal make quitting heroin on your own nearly impossible. Relapse is common just to get relief. If you are tired of trying to quit on your own call us now. We have helped many good people like you get their lives back!
The long term effects of heroin abuse are very serious and damaging to the mind and body. We can help, when you are ready. The sooner you take action to end your addiction, the sooner you will get your life back. The steps you’ll need to take are not difficult, it all starts with a phone call. Let’s us help you get past the hardest part. Call us today and let’s work together to address the problem.
There is no way that you can pretend that your heroin addiction is not destructive. Not only is the use of heroin dangerous and bad for your health, it becomes the be all and end all of your life, and effects everything – your work, your family and your friends.
Detoxification Under Sedation
Detoxification from heroin is achieved by placing the patient under medically monitored, IV Sedation and then administering a FDA Approved Vivitrol® injection which blocks physical dependency to heroin and cripples the intense cravings for the drug. Each patient is closely monitored on a one-to-one basis throughout their stay. Once the detoxification process is completed the patient is examined to ensure that the process has been successful. This winning combination of treatment, combined with a patient’s strong desire to quit and their voluntary participation in ongoing addiction therapy, has provided our patients with a very high chance of overcoming their addiction to this insidious drug.
The caring medical team at Advanced Rapid Detox is here to give you all the help that you need to kick your heroin dependency, and to get your life back. Call (800) 603-1813 or Contact Us now. We are here ready and willing to help you.
Now for some Good News!
There is a safe way that you can get your life back from the day-to-day burden of addiction or dependence on opiates. Most patients say we saved their lives. We save lives through our advanced rapid opiate detoxification procedure. Our experienced medical professionals are available to give you all the help you need to get your life back on track. Now it’s up to you. We’re here to listen, help, and answer your questions.
Our Long-Term Detox Related Aftercare through your treating physician is one of the advantages of choosing Advanced Rapid Detox. Our board-certified doctors are available to answer any of your questions. Upon discharge, our Vivitrol® coordinator will supply you with a list of providers in your area to obtain the injection every 28 days. Vivitrol® blocks all opiates to the brain’s receptors. The Vivitrol® injections are a critical component to help ensure your sobriety. One of our patients recently said that Vivitrol® was like his “life insurance policy.” We agree. It’s that important.
We Applaud Your Courage. You can Do This!
If you are ready to get your life back and want to begin detoxing from heroin, there is no better time to start. Make the call now. We’re here to help you. We have many past patients who are willing to share their experiences with our advanced rapid heroin detox treatment. If you would like to speak with a past patient, please let us know. You’re not alone. You can do this. Be sure to check out the heroin detox testimonials to read what other patients have to say. We’re only a phone call away.