Heroin Detox Centers in Westbury, NY

Heroin Detox Centers in Westbury, NY

If you or a loved one has become addicted to heroin, the amount of time it takes to detox from heroin ranges from ten up to two or even three weeks. Heroin causes very severe physical withdrawal symptoms that are virtually impossible to tolerate without medications and professional help. The onset of the withdrawal symptoms can begin as soon as 6 hours from the last time the person used heroin. However, Westbury NY heroin detox is supervised by medical staff can alleviate the symptoms quickly.

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Withdrawal symptoms that heroin addiction causes include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bone and muscle aches, rapid heartbeat, uncontrollable sneezing, runny nose, sweating, and chills. In general, the symptoms mimic an extreme case of the flu. Other common symptoms include a sensation of skin crawling, restless leg syndrome (kicking), and unstable emotions, such as crying and anxiety. The medications that are prescribed alleviate these symptoms and allow the addict to rest while the drugs detox out of their system.

The types of drugs that are prescribed at a heroin detox are suboxone, methadone, and other medications to help the person sleep, relieve their anxiety and depression, as well as medication to control nausea, and diarrhea. In some cases, a benzodiazepine such as Ativan or Klonopin may also be prescribed to help the person who is suffering emotionally and mentally.  Such symptoms can occur during the first week of detox, which is the most challenging period of heroin detoxification.

Heroin Detox in Westbury, New York

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, heroin addiction also called opioid use disorder, report that the medications suboxone and methadone along with lofexidine, a newer drug that was approved by the FDA for treating heroin addiction, not only help a person detox but can be taken longer to help that person maintain their abstinence. Detox does not guarantee that a person will not relapse. Therefore, it is recommended for heroin addicts to remain on suboxone, methadone, and lofexidine longer to stay clean.

Studies show that people with opioid use disorder are very likely to relapse… While relapse is a normal step on the path to recovery, it can also be life-threatening, raising the risk for a fatal overdose among heroin addicts…Someone in recovery can also use the same medications prescribed during detox to help them remain clean long term… For example, the FDA recently approved lofexidine, a non-opioid medicine designed to reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms. Methadone and buprenorphine are other medications approved for long term use. (NIDA)

The heroin detox centers in Westbury, NY, make the process of getting admitted into a heroin detox simple. By connecting by phone with one of our specialists, they will conduct a brief interview with the person who needs help and determine what center is best for them. Then the admission process has begun.

Along with starting the admission process into a heroin detox center in Westbury, the specialist will also locate benefits inside of a person’s health insurance policy for them that can be hard to find for some people. Then they set up the door to door travel arrangements and remain in communication with the person and their family to provide encouragement and support. Once a person has been admitted into detox, they are immediately seen by a doctor and medical staff and given medication to stop any withdrawal symptoms they are experiencing.

The Westbury NY heroin detox centers we work with are overseen by an entire medical staff that specializes in heroin addiction. Every client is monitored by medical doctors, psychiatrists, and addiction recovery counselors. Their medication dosage schedule is modified per the client’s condition and needs. Some addicts require more medication, and others make progress more quickly. To get admitted into a medically supervised detox, for heroin addiction, connect with one of our specialists immediately.

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