Pür Detox: Your Medical Treatment and Heroin Detox Specialists
At Pür Detox we understand the severity of drug addiction and are staffed with the top medical professionals to deliver competent and caring assistance to those in need of heroin detox. We provide highly trained experts in detoxing from heroin addiction, and the handling of all adverse effects of withdrawal.
Heroin addiction is medically one of the toughest drugs to overcome. The physical cravings are so intense, that most addicted individuals continue usage, to merely maintain and not feel sick. Our medical detox for heroin addiction, gently tapers a person off, in addition to a nutritional program which speeds up the detox process.
If you or someone you know is in need of heroin detox, we urge you to call our friendly and caring admissions staff. Call 1-888-803-3869 now and one of our addiction counselors will help answer any questions you have. The call is confidential, toll-free and we’re here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help.
What is Heroin?
Heroin is an opiate drug that is synthesized from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as black tar heroin.
Heroin is taken by eating, smoking, sniffing and most commonly injected into the bloodstream. If too much is taken you can die. Addicts sometimes even share a needle. When germs gets on the needle it can cause infections. You can also get infections from sharing needles with an infected person.
Common street names for Heroin:
What Are Common Symptoms From Heroin Usage?
-Infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.
-Infection of the heart lining and valves
-Liver or kidney disease
-Pulmonary complications, including various types of pneumonia
-Clogged blood vessels leading to the lungs, liver, kidneys or brain which will lead to permanent damage of vital organs.
What Are the Common Withdrawal Symptoms with Heroin?
-Insatiable craving for the drug
-Muscle and bone pain
-Involuntary kicking movements
-Excessive, repeated yawning
-Loss of appetite
-Increased heart rate
-Elevation in pulse
-Sharp elevation in blood pressure
Most of the heroin withdrawal symptoms are generally the worst at around 48 to 72 hours after the cessation of doses and ease after a week or so. As of yet, all the treatment available for the heroin withdrawal symptoms are based on the treatment of individual symptoms. Some of these may require medication, while some may not. Possibly the biggest goal, the biggest reason for the medical treatment of the heroin withdrawal symptoms for an addict is to try to maintain a level of comfort and eliminate pain during the detox period, thus aiding the addict to actually get to a drug free stage.