Heroin Detox in Islip, New York

Heroin Detox in Islip, New York

Medically supervised detoxification is necessary for anyone who has become addicted to heroin. Heroin use, in time, causes physical dependence, which is why so many people get and stay addicted to heroin. Heroin is an opioid drug that comes from the illegal manufacturing of opium poppy seed plants in Asia and other parts of the world. Although heroin is the main contributor to the current opioid epidemic in the U.S., it has been abused since its introduction in the 1800s. For persons who become addicted to heroin, the number of years or “run” they have using heroin most typically lasts from as few as 2 or 3 years up to ten or more years.

Heroin Detox in Islip, New York

Islip NY Heroin Detox Programs

The most prevalent symptoms of heroin addiction are the physical withdrawal symptoms that can occur in as little as 3 or 4 hours after the last use. The physical withdrawal symptoms are so severe that they are the main reason heroin addicts cannot stop using heroin. The physical withdrawal symptoms will include vomiting and diarrhea, cold and flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sneezing, runny nose), muscle and body aches, insomnia, agitation, anxiety, heart palpitations, and intense cravings for more heroin.

The medications that are prescribed in a heroin detox that help heroin addicts get through the physical withdrawal symptoms are buprenorphine and methadone. Buprenorphine is usually preferred over methadone. Unlike methadone, buprenorphine has less potential for abuse because it does not cause as much euphoria or ‘high’ that methadone frequently does. Additionally, buprenorphine is available with an opiate blocker (naltrexone) sold as Suboxone. The effectiveness of Suboxone to help heroin addicts get and remain clean from heroin is indisputable.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse states how effective and lifesaving buprenorphine and Suboxone has become to helping reduce heroin addiction. Since heroin is hugely addictive, people who are trying to get clean are allowed to remain on Suboxone long term to prevent relapse. NIDA contributed to the research to get buprenorphine approved by the FDA for the medical treatment of heroin addiction. In doing so it has affected medical treatment and laws that pertain to heroin addiction.

A large NIDA-sponsored multisite clinical trial on buprenorphine demonstrated a robust effect in reducing opiate use and drug cravings in heroin abusers and confirmed its safety and effectiveness… In 2000, Congress passed the Drug Addiction Treatment Act, allowing qualified physicians to prescribe narcotic medications, such as buprenorphine and Suboxone for the treatment of opioid addiction. This created a major paradigm shift that allowed access to heroin treatment in a medical setting rather than limiting it to methadone clinics. (NIDA)  

The heroin detox centers in Islip NY and out-of-state that we work with provide buprenorphine and or methadone to help people get clean from heroin. The amount of time it takes for a person to detoxify all the heroin from their system entirely and to be free of all withdrawal symptoms varies from ten days up to two or more weeks. The amount of time a person was using heroin as well as how much will indicate how long their detoxification will take. Other medications are provided to help clients sleep and to reverse flu-like symptoms. Additionally, all heroin addicts are assessed for mental health and emotional conditions that are often undiagnosed, which contribute to addiction generally.

The centers that we recommend in Islip, NY, have been providing medically supervised heroin detox services for years. Medical doctors and psychiatrists assess every client who is admitted into the heroin detox center. They specialize in heroin and opioid drug addiction. All persons who go into detox also meet regularly with an addiction counselor and other mental health therapists. As part of the heroin detox program, clients are encouraged to attend a heroin addiction treatment program.

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Although heroin detox is the first step towards freedom from heroin addiction, it is not treatment. Heroin addiction in time causes persons to develop even more inclination to use addictive substances. It is not uncommon for heroin addicts to stop using heroin after detox, but then switch to using another type of drug or drink alcoholically. The disease of addiction does not necessarily limit itself to one kind of drug. All addictive substances have the potential to cause a former heroin addict to not only become addicted to another substance but to eventually relapse and return to heroin use.

The Islip NY heroin detox centers we recommend clients to in New York and out-of-state also offer heroin addiction treatment programs. Ideally, a heroin addict should enter detox and then complete a treatment program. The programs that are available for heroin addiction in New York include inpatient, intensive outpatient, outpatient, extended care, and sober living.

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