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The first step on any road to recovery is ridding the body of any trace of intoxicating substances. This process, known as detoxification or “detox,” is different for every person and the effects of that process also vary greatly between substances. In the case of heroin detox, the process can be extremely uncomfortable. As the body goes through chemical withdrawal, symptoms and cravings can prove very difficult to manage without medical supervision. With this in mind, we’ve constructed a specific heroin drug detox program to help kickstart the recovery process.

What to Expect During Heroin Detox

The staff at Harmony Hills understands how difficult detox programs in Florida can be. Our number one goal is to ensure the comfort and health of our clients as they undergo the detox process, with a full medical staff at the ready to address medical concerns or emergent situations. The first thing to expect during heroin detox, honestly, is general discomfort that comes with the territory of heroin withdrawal.

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms

When dealing with withdrawal, you may experience some difficult physical symptoms. Common heroin withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Anxiety and restlessness
  • Fatigue and drowsiness
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Seizures
  • Intense cravings
  • Sweating
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations

Medications to Manage the Heroin Detox Process

Each person who walks through our doors will receive an individualized treatment plan, which may include various medications to ensure comfort throughout the detox and withdrawal process. These may include prescription medications that help patients relax and get to sleep or non-habit-forming medications that help treat chronic pain without the risk of forming a new chemical dependency. The staff at Harmony Hills are specially trained to recognize and treat patients in varying stages of withdrawal and will be available to assist 24/7 throughout the process.

An End to Heroin Addiction

The most important thing to keep in mind throughout the heroin detox process is that there is an end to it. Your withdrawal symptoms will subside, and you’ll be able to begin focusing on long-term recovery once you’ve successfully kicked the habit. After completing detox, all of the work centers around arming you with the tools you’ll need to live your life free of cravings, and that can help to protect you against any risk of relapse. With this in mind, detox is only the first step on the road to recovery. It can be a long and arduous process, but it’s extremely vital to your recovery and that point cannot be stressed enough.

What Happens After Detoxing from Heroin?

When you’ve successfully completed the detox process, your journey to lifelong recovery gets going in earnest. After detox, we use a step-down process that includes multiple levels of care. The level of care that each patient requires is determined by our staff of addiction treatment specialists who will assess your medical history, use history, risk of relapse, and other factors that can determine what sort of program you’ll need to ensure success in recovery. Programs that we offer at Harmony Hills that encompass varying levels of care include:

About Our Heroin Detox Center in Altoona, FL

Harmony Hills is a full-service heroin addiction recovery center located about an hour north of Orlando in Altoona, Florida. In addition to heroin, we treat a wide variety of substance use disorders for other opioids/prescription medications, alcohol, methamphetamine, and other commonly used substances. Beyond simply ensuring that you or your loved one are able to stop patterns of substance abuse, we treat each individual patient’s mental health concerns at our mental health treatment center, which are often the underlying driving factors behind the disease of addiction. This can include depression and anxiety, as well as more chronic mental health conditions including personality disorders such as bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, and more.

Contact Harmony Hills

Our dedicated, respectful, understanding team will provide residents and outpatient clients with the tools they need to reclaim parts of their lives that were once lost. Attending treatment for addiction takes time and commitment, but the alternative is worse. When you are ready to try something that actually works, give us a call. Contact us at 855.494.0357 to get started with heroin detox.