Withdrawal is something many addicts work hard to avoid, especially from substances as powerful as heroin. Detox and withdrawal can be painful, and fear of those symptoms is real for anyone struggling with an addiction to heroin.
In Pocatello and Boise, Moonlight Mountain Recovery helps individuals overcome their dependence on drugs and alcohol, including heroin. If you’re ready to take on heroin detox and recovery, here’s what you can expect as you deal with heroin withdrawal symptoms.
Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal
Before you can get treatment for heroin addiction, you first must go through withdrawal. It’s important to understand what to expect. After all, knowledge is power and knowing what lies ahead can help you understand what you’re going through as you go through it.
If, up to this point, you’ve been taking relatively modest doses of heroin, the symptoms of withdrawal you can experience include:
- Runny nose
- Muscle aches
- Muscle cramps
If your body is used to larger doses of heroin, then symptoms are usually more severe. You may experience all of the symptoms associated with small doses as well as:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Muscle tremors
The most severe symptoms are experienced by heavy heroin users and can include:
- Muscle spasms
- Intense cravings
- High blood pressure
Perhaps the most dangerous symptoms of heroin withdrawal aren’t the physical symptoms, but the psychological ones. It’s not uncommon for those in withdrawal to feel very depressed, potentially subjecting them to a much greater risk for suicide. For this reason, medical heroin detoxification is the critical first step in the recovery process.
Medical Detox for Heroin Withdrawal
At Moonlight Mountain Recovery, we don’t want you to feel as if you have to deal with withdrawal symptoms on your own. If you’re considering rehab for heroin addiction, our Boise and Pocatello recovery centers offers medical detox services.
We feel it’s so important, that we consider it the cornerstone of a successful recovery program.
With heroin specifically, there are medications that can help you to deal with the symptoms both during and after. The healthcare experts at Moonlight Mountain Recovery have extensive knowledge, training and experience helping to ease withdrawal symptoms. We work with patients on an individual basis to help understand which approach to medical detox may work best based on your age, the severity of your addiction, and your overall health.
Overcoming Heroin Addiction
There are so many things that can contribute to a heroin addiction. Your personality, your lifestyle, and your mental health are a few of the influences, but successfully managing your recovery means doing a deep dive into what drew you to heroin in the first place.
We offer treatments to help recovery from heroin addiction such as group and individual counseling, family therapy, and even equine (horse) therapy.
At Moonlight Mountain Recovery we understand that everyone is an individual and work to help tailor a treatment program that works for you, starting with how we help you to cope with withdrawal symptoms from heroin. If you’re ready to take your life back, contact us today to learn more.