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Heroin Addiction has become a serious and tragic problem across the United States. Since 2002 the rates of overdose deaths have quadrupled, destroying lives and hurting families and all involved. In 2013, a study from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there were 8,200 deaths resulting from heroin overdose. If you or someone you know is struggling with heroin addiction, it is urgent to get help now. A big deterrent to get help may be the fear of heroin withdrawal symptoms, but the reality is, there are a number of options that can help relieve the discomfort. The withdrawal symptoms are only TEMPORARY and can be overcome with help and support.

Common Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Body aches and pain
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea and Vomiting
  • Cold flashes
  • Restless leg movements
  • Heroin cravings

Again, heroin withdrawal is temporary, and with the right treatment and support team, you can get past the withdrawal and start healing your brain to produce natural and health chemical again.

Heroin Addiction Rehab and Treatment Options

The majority of people using heroin will typically require admission to a medically monitored heroin detox and rehab. This will allow the treatment team to minimize the withdrawal symptoms for a higher chance that the individual will complete the detox portion of the treatment. Following detox, a recommendation of 30+ days of inpatient, residential, outpatient, and sober living support options are crucial to the long term recovery from heroin addiction.

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Call 866-644-7911 to connect with a treatment center. You will receive a free confidential assessment to review your complete heroin and substance abuse history, medical conditions, psych-social, and psychiatric conditions. Receive individualized support and guidance to you or your loved one and find you the best possible treatment option for your unique situation and needs.

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