What is Heroin?Heroin is an opioid drug made from morphine, a natural substance taken from the seed pod of several different poppy plants grown in different parts of the world. People inject, sniff, snort, or smoke heroin. Some mix it with crack cocaine to produce a more intense high that doesn’t last as long but is much more powerful – this practice is known as speedballing.
Heroin users often experience the "rush" effect, which gives them an incredible sensation of pleasure or euphoria. However other common effects include:
- dry mouth
- warm flushing of the skin
- heavy feeling in the arms and legs
- nausea and vomiting
- collapsed veins for people who inject the drug
- severe itching
- infection of the heart lining and valves
- mental disorders such as depression and antisocial personality disorder
- liver and kidney disease
- clouded mental functioning
- damaged tissue inside the nose for people who sniff or snort it
- abscesses (swollen tissue filled with pus)
- constipation and stomach cramping
- lung complications, including pneumonia
Heroin is a dangerous drug that can lead to an overdose. Heroin overdoses have increased in recent years, and people who use this type of heroin are at risk for experiencing symptoms such as unconsciousness or slow breathing rate if they dose too much.
Detox programs vary in length depending on the individual. Most heroin detox last 5-7 days, but this depends on your situation and we need more information about you before determining a time frame for detoxing with us.
If there is not enough data available to make an informed decision then please consult one of our team members who will do their best to get back as soon they can!
The first step in the process is to complete a quick 15-20 minute assessment with one of our coordinators. This process will ask you basic questions to get a well-rounded picture for your individualized treatment plan. We want to ensure we provide you with the best treatment and care possible.
When you arrive at Genesis Medical Detox for your first day of detox, we want to make sure that it's a home away from the hustle and bustle. Our team will give an introductory tour where they can answer any questions about accommodations or their services with satisfaction guaranteed!
We have an experienced, licensed medical staff on-site 24/7 for your safety and comfort throughout this detox program - ensuring that every need is met with the utmost attention to detail from start to finish! Our team works tirelessly so as not only to meet but exceed expectations.
We all know that after detoxing, there is a risk of relapsing and even more work to be done. Our treatment staff will help manage your uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
After you have completed detox, our staff will provide professional recommendations for ongoing care. Addiction doesn't need to define who we are and how we live now; if this is what sets your heart at peace, then there's always room inside us for a change!
Call us today at 844-895-0537.