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If you or a loved one are struggling to stop using drugs or alcohol, our team of addiction experts can help you get sober a learn the skills for lifelong recovery.

How Do I Get off Heroin with the Least Pain Possible?

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Developing an addiction isn’t a sign of weakness nor a flaw, and it needs more than willpower to overcome the disorder. Abusing certain prescription medications or drugs such as heroin alters brain function leading to compulsive behavior or powerful cravings that make it challenging to attain sobriety. Fortunately, recovery isn’t out of reach, irrespective of how hopeless your condition seems or the number of times you have tried and failed to quit alcohol and drug abuse. We provide the necessary support and treatment to assist you, or your loved one overcome heroin addiction with less pain. It’s normal to feel uncertain about the preparedness to begin the recovery journey. Recognizing that you have a problem and the willingness to embrace change is one of the most challenging but most crucial steps towards overcoming addiction. It is okay to feel conflicted about abandoning your drug of choice, even if it has destroyed your life. Recovery from alcohol and other drugs of abuse requires support, motivation, and time. Our therapists are ready to walk with you through the recovery journey so that you live a purposeful and fulfilling life. The specialists will assist you or your loved one to overcome heroin addiction based on the severity of the conditions and the presence of any co-occurring mental disorder.


Upon admission into the inpatient treatment center, our specialists will guide you through the detox process. The program is crucial in managing withdrawal symptoms associated with heroin. Although the withdrawal symptoms present differently in different individuals, common symptoms appear as early as within 24 hours after termination of opioid abuse. The symptoms include the inability to sleep, excessive sweating, anxiety, restlessness, muscle aches, and lacrimation. Painful and unpleasant symptoms usually set in after 72 hours. The symptoms are too dangerous and uncomfortable to endure in the absence of detox professionals. Detox will assist you in going through the withdrawal phase safely. Our specialists may apply the tapering method to ease your loved ones off heroin to the level that they are no longer dependent on the substance. The physicians may prescribe the following medications to assist you in overcoming heroin addiction with little discomfort.

Methadone and Buprenorphine

The drug is effective in managing the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and cravings associated with heroin. Buprenorphine is also effective in controlling cravings without the high phenomenon associated with other opioid medications. It is available as a daily dose placed below the tongue and as a monthly injection that may last for about six months.

Naltrexone and Naloxone

Naltrexone doesn’t activate the opioid receptors but instead blocks the sedative or euphoric effect associated with heroin. Before prescribing the opioid medication, our physicians will ensure that the patient’s body is entirely free of heroin. The drug is available as a monthly injection. On the other hand, naloxone effectively reverses the respiratory arrest associated with a heroin overdose in emergencies. After the detox process, it is advisable to remain in the inpatient treatment center to allow full-time monitoring and emotional support from our therapists. Opioids are highly addictive with a greater risk of relapse. Hence, the need for a residential setup that is drug-free. You will solely focus on the sobriety goals. Patients are advised to participate actively in various therapies and activities.


Our team of therapists ensures that every patient gets individualized care that suits their needs. Counseling occurs concurrently with the medications. Professionals carry it out to address personal, social, or other risk factors for heroin addiction. It will allow you or your loved one to handle a challenging situation at home or work. Besides, it boosts the feeling of self-worth. It is also advisable to join support groups while in the inpatient program. You will get the opportunity to interact with other patients fighting drug addiction. The group spirit may boost your morale upon learning that you aren’t alone in the fight against the disorder. Apart from the patients, we provide counseling programs to their family members and friends because an individual’s addiction also affects these groups of people.

After Care Services

For most people, the first days after rehab can be challenging. Individuals are faced with the unique challenges of handling their recovery. To assist our patients in staying motivated and remain focused, we have after-care plans that involve healthy lifestyle habits, support groups, and therapy sessions. The plan is vital in recovery as it prevents relapse temptations. Contact us; we provide a recovery path that will allow you or your loved one to live an opioid-free life.  Call 424-499-2603