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Heroin Facts
Over 80% of heroin users inject with a partner. 80% of overdose victims discovered by paramedics are found alone.
Long-term use of heroin causes tolerance to develop so that in order to achieve the same degree of euphoria, larger and larger doses must be taken. When people have been off heroin for some time their tolerance decreases and a common cause of death result
Self detoxification from heroin can be extremely dangerous.
Heroin IV users place themselves at greater risk of contracting the HIV/AIDS virus.



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Heroin Detox

Heroin detox is paramount to a successful recovery. If heroin residuals continue to exist in the addict's body, cravings for heroin will arise and withdrawal symptoms can persist. The goal of heroin detox is to ultimately eliminate the drug, and all its metabolites from the body to increase the chance of a successful recovery.

Heroin detox aids in diminishing heroin withdrawal symptoms which can include: a runny nose, stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, muscle cramps, shaking, chills or profuse sweating, goose flesh skin, insomnia, irritability, and jitteriness.

Heroin withdrawal symptoms are some of the nastiest an addict can experience compared to withdrawal from any other drug. The individual who has become physically as well as psychologically dependent on heroin will experience heroin withdrawal symptoms with an abrupt discontinuation of use or even a decrease in their daily amount of heroin taken. The onset of heroin withdrawal symptoms begin six to eight hours after the last dose is administrated. Major heroin withdrawal symptoms peak between 48 and 72 hours after the last dose of heroin and subdue after about one week. The symptoms of heroin withdrawal produced are similar to a bad case of the flu.

Heroin detox can be uncomfortable but rarely life threatening. Drug detox centers provide drug rehab and addiction treatment services after drug detox is complete. It is rarely enough to simply remove drugs for recovery to be complete. Drug rehab gives persons the tools to remain free of drug addiction for life. Our heroin detox method is designed to cover all the parts of an individual's heroin detox. The removal of heroin residues is a key point in heroin detox.

Without this process heroin residues can remain in ones body and cause cravings for years after heroin use has ceased. A vital step in a successful heroin detox as well as heroin rehabilitation is, flushing out these accumulated toxic residues so that the individual no longer experiences unwanted adverse effects from the heroin they have used. Narconon's success rate of 76% is higher than other drug detox and rehabilitation program because we developed a complete drug detox program that works for the entire individual: mind, body, and soul.

 


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