Heroin Detox & Addiction Facts
RDD Center can help free you from Heroin Addiction
Heroin, a synthesized derivative of the opiate poppy, is a highly addictive, recreational drug that induces a euphoric state. Inherent in its use are a number of dangers. Death can result in several ways: from overdose; from impure heroin; or from substances used to adulterate or "cut" the drug. Abscesses at the injection site are common, as are exposure to HIV and hepatitis B and C.
Heroin is one of the most addictive of illegal drugs. Three days' usage can result in heroin addiction, and if usage is stopped at that point, the result may be heroin withdrawal. For this reason, the heroin detox process can be difficult, particularly if undergone without the help of trained professionals. Call us at 1-888-825-1020 or contact us to learn more about how we can help.
Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms
Heroin withdrawal can be a painful process, particularly after heavy use. Symptoms typically begin within a day of discontinuing use and include profuse sweating, malaise, mood disturbances including irritability and thoughts of suicide, chills, muscle aches, insomnia, vomiting, abdominal cramps, weakness, shivering or trembling, yawning, convulsions, dehydration, diarrhea, leg kicking and severe anxiety. Symptoms are heightened when the heroin use is discontinued without the help of a medical detox.
Rapid Anesthesia Heroin Detox
Rapid anesthesia heroin detox (The RDD Method®) is a medical procedure that cleans the brain receptors of opiates that have attached through heroin abuse. The RDD Method® has been shown to successfully ease the user through the rebound anxiety that accompanies heroin detox. Instead of a difficult, several-week withdrawal period, rapid detox eliminates most of withdrawal symptoms.
After the procedure, recovery occurs under direct medical supervision. Any mild withdrawal symptoms are addressed with medications prescribed for the patients comfort. Naltrexone, especially in the implant form, has been shown in recent studies to improve the success rate of detoxification, especially when combined with longer-term therapy.
The patient's vital signs and overall physical and mental reactions to these medications are closely monitored during the detox procedure. In the days that follow the procedure, the patient often sleeps more than usual. Administered by professionals as part of a longer-term drug addiction recovery strategy, The RDD Method® has been shown to be significantly more effective than other courses of heroin treatment.
Heroin Detox FAQs
Q. How do I know if I need to undergo heroin detox?
A. Anyone with a heroin dependency needs to undergo drug detox. Usage for as little as three days may result in heroin addiction and require one to undergo heroin detox in order to break clean.
Q. How do I choose a heroin detox program?
A. Talking to a trained detox or medical professional is the right first step in choosing the appropriate program. Call us at 1-888-825-1020 or contact us if you'd like to learn more.
Replacement Opiate Therapy
We would never use other replacement addicting opiates, often prescribed by physicians and detox centers, such as Suboxone®/Subutex (Buprenorphine) or injectable Buprenorphine. These schedule III controlled opiate drugs are routinely and widely used and approved by the FDA for opiate addiction maintenance, like Methadone. Many patients find themselves in the same situation as they were before drug treatment from a doctor or a drug rehabilitation center. We have heard of some in-patient rehab centers also using schedule II controlled liquid Hydrocodone and Dilaudid "cocktails". Patients soon realize these replacement drugs cause severe withdrawal once they are discharged from these programs. This causes the patient to seek opiates for relief from the severe discomfort of a replacement opiate withdrawal. The use of these drugs for treatment of opiate addiction is merely switching one opiate drug for another, setting the patient up for failure. This does not solve the patient's drug addiction problem. As use of these drugs become more common, we are seeing a steady increase of requests for an anesthesia detox from patients addicted to Suboxone®/Subutex (Buprenorphine). We can guarantee that our patients are 100% clean and free of any opiate drug after the RDD Method® and with RDD's Naltrexone Therapy used as a pellet/implant, injectable "IM" shot or the oral pill form, the patient will stay clean and cravings will be eliminated.
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