Heroin Detox Center at St. John’s Recovery Place
Once dubbed a “wonder drug,” heroin has been wreaking havoc on our society for over a century. Originally used as a superior alternative to morphine and codeine, it wasn’t long before heroin began to be misused for its euphoric effects.
What was once an issue for primarily inner-city minorities, heroin use has become more widespread, and the demographic altered to white men and women in their late 20s, living outside of large urban areas. Groups with historically low rates, such as women, individuals with private insurance, and those with high incomes, have seen some of the most significant increases in heroin use.
About 80 percent of heroin users begin with prescription opioids. An explosion of overprescription and mismanagement of medical pain relievers in the 90s led to a surge in illicit heroin use. Individuals who became dependent on their prescription opioids found that heroin was easier and cheaper to acquire.
In 1999, there were only 1,960 heroin overdose deaths. In comparison, there were 15,469 in 2016. As the opioid epidemic swept through our country, prevention and treatment efforts grew, and improvements were made. Sadly, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, drug abuse rates have soared, and preliminary reports show as much as a 50% increase in drug overdose deaths in 2020.
SJRP Heroin Detox Center
At St. John’s Recovery Place (SJRP), we provide the tools and resources to set each individual up for their best chance of life-long recovery, beginning at our heroin detox center.
We are fully equipped to handle opioid use disorder from the initial phase of medical detox through recovery therapies, including treating co-occurring disorders, and all the way to aftercare services.
Addiction is typically rooted in deeper issues. Our holistic rehab center doesn’t just focus on treating your addiction but rather, on healing your mind, body and spirit. It is through this well-rounded approach that we can help clients finally overcome their addictions.
The Dangers of Detoxing From Heroin on Your Own
We know, asking for help is the hardest thing anyone can do. For some, it can be more painful and embarrassing than the addiction itself. Others may not feel their addiction is “that bad” and think they can handle detoxing on their own. However, the withdrawal process can be very hard on a person especially when the proper support systems, such as those found at heroin detox centers, are not in place.
Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal
Heroin withdrawal can feel extremely uncomfortable and quickly leads to relapse. Symptoms typically begin 8 to 12 hours after the last use and include:
- Mood swings
- Muscle aches
- Runny nose
- Stomach cramps
Though the symptoms themselves are not life-threatening, emergency complications can arise, particularly with the presence of comorbidities or dual diagnosis. Heroin detox centers like SJRP have the support staff and medical assistance in place to help individuals successfully get through this initial phase of addiction treatment.
Medical Detox for Heroin Addiction
Many people who choose to detox at home decide to do it “cold turkey,” meaning that they suddenly and completely stop all use. The trouble is that withdrawal symptoms can be unbearable, and intense cravings quickly lead to relapse.
Heroin detox centers in Florida often provide individuals the opportunity to detox with medication assistance. FDA-approved drugs such as Buprenorphine, Methadone, Vivitrol, Naloxone, and Naltrexone ease withdrawal symptoms, giving individuals the hope and courage to continue through their treatment program.
At SJRP, we firmly believe in empowering our clients and allowing them to detox with dignity. For many, that includes the use of medication-assisted treatment. Combined with various forms of psychotherapy, interactive therapies, and relapse prevention techniques, our comprehensive and holistic treatment program builds a solid foundation for lifelong addiction recovery.
Heroin addiction seeps its way into our lives, ruining everything it touches; our brains, our bodies, our relationships. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and it certainly doesn’t have to end that way.
Start your journey to recovery at our heroin detox center in Crescent City, FL, and break free from the grips of addiction. Call our office today at 833-397-3422 if you have any questions or to find out more information.