Heroin is one of the strongest, most addictive substances known to man, and this might be one of the first things a professional wants you to know before you enter a treatment center for this type of addiction. Many people feel guilty or baffled as to why they’re addicted to something. A certain kind of shame might prevent them from seeking help. Knowing how addictive heroin is will comfort you and help you know that the addiction itself wasn’t something you planned on. Many fine and upstanding people have found themselves completely defeated by heroin. You’re not alone, and there’s nothing to be ashamed of.
Going into treatment, your healthcare professionals will want to share their compassion and knowledge with you so that you know what to expect. Recovery from a heroin addiction can be rigorously difficult in the early stages, but it’s not insurmountable. Like any other substance, cessation of heroin use is the pivotal first step to recovery.
Withdrawal from Heroin
Healthcare professionals can help you understand and make sense of the withdrawal symptoms you experience in the early phase of recovery. These symptoms are altogether unpleasant and if untreated almost always lead to a relapse. Heroin itself is so very addictive that its withdrawal symptoms alone make it difficult, but not impossible, to quit. When you first stop using heroin, you may experience:
- Intense craving
In addition to these unpleasantries, you may find yourself experiencing muscle and bone pain, something that scares many users back into using. Just remember, using heroin was what caused these withdrawal symptoms. You can only permanently rid yourself of withdrawal symptoms by seeking help.
Healthcare professionals usually don’t sugarcoat symptoms of heroin withdrawal because it wouldn’t be possible to. Anyone who has ever withdrawn from heroin knowing the severity of the withdrawal. They also know that the only way to be free of these symptoms forever is to seek help during that critical stage and make it through those rough, nauseating early days. Healthcare professionals want you to know that while it is hard, it is by far less difficult than staying addicted to heroin.
Use of heroin often quickly leads to homelessness, criminal charges, prison, or even death. Every heroin user knows this, but the withdrawal symptoms are a powerful deterrent from seeking help. Professionals want to help heroin addicts, and because of this, they go to great lengths to make an inpatient withdrawal from heroin as comfortable as possible. They can’t eliminate all of the symptoms of withdrawal, but they can make it bearable for anyone to make it through the early stages and get on with a full recovery. Most treatment centers that treat heroin withdrawal use medication therapy to ease the process, and this is a great relief to most patients who are addicted to heroin.
You Can Recover
Heroin is a tough beast to conquer, but thousands of people have done it in the past, and you can be the next lucky person to put this beast behind you and get on with life. In the early stages, it will inevitably be hard, but with the help of compassionate, knowledgeable healthcare professionals, you can defeat heroin addiction. No professional will tell you that any of this is going to be easy, and they will definitely work to help you stay as calm as possible during the recovery, but they will also tell you that it’s possible.
So many heroin addicts believe that other people can get well, but they can’t. Professionals have great news to share with you. You can recover, too. All it takes is a simple phone call to get the process started and a genuine will to defeat your heroin addiction. Nothing that’s worthwhile is easy. During the course of use, heroin may have robbed you of your home, relationships, jobs, and even dreams of a future. With the help of dedicated professionals, you can turn the tables on this monster and rob it of its place in your life. You can take back your life and rebuild it, better than ever before. All it takes is a phone call.
If you’re ready to put heroin addiction behind you, we can help. Just call now at 844-639-8371. Our team of knowledgeable healthcare professionals will show you a new better way to live your life, free of the drug that’s taken so much from you. Call now.