Proudly serving the Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM areas, Life Healing Center can help you or a loved one jumpstart the journey to sobriety in safety and comfort with our detox program. This service allows individuals to cleanse their minds and bodies of harmful substances prior to accessing other levels of support, and has proven to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment experience.
The Importance of Heroin Detoxification
Whether it is smoked, injected, or snorted, heroin is a powerful opioid drug that induces an intense, pleasurable high. With continued use, you can become addicted to the drug and develop tolerance, meaning that you will need to use more heroin to achieve the desired effects. Of course, increased heroin use also increases your risk for negative consequences such as organ damage and overdose.
One of the more significant obstacles to overcoming addiction to heroin is the onset of withdrawal. After you have become dependent upon heroin, attempting to suddenly stop using this dangerous opioid can trigger the onset of several extremely uncomfortable and painful symptoms.
When you become addicted to heroin, your body will adapt to the presence of the drug. Withdrawal symptoms arise as a result of your body attempting to once again function without heroin.
Although the discomfort of withdrawal can be a strong barrier to abstinence, perhaps the most insidious aspect of heroin withdrawal is that the quickest way to alleviate symptoms is to abuse heroin again. As a result, if you try to stop abusing heroin on your own, you may find yourself pushed into relapse as a way to escape the suffering that withdrawal can cause.
The intensity of the pain of heroin withdrawal makes it extremely difficult to end the abuse of this drug without professional help. However, with the professional care found in a comprehensive detoxification, or detox, program, your chance of overcoming heroin abuse is substantially greater.
Benefits of Heroin Detox at Life Healing Center, Serving Albuquerque & Santa Fe, NM
As discussed above, the symptoms of withdrawal can be an all-but-impassable barrier to successfully overcoming heroin addiction. However, our detox center, located in Santa Fe, NM (near Albuquerque) provides a number of benefits, including the following:
- Detoxing in a substance-free environment means that you do not have to rely on willpower to avoid using heroin during withdrawal.
- Attention and monitoring by a team of professionals allows you to withdraw from heroin as safely as possible.
- Detox personnel are able to help alleviate or ease your withdrawal symptoms.
Once detox is complete, you can quickly transition into residential care, which will allow you to maintain your momentum toward recovery and learn valuable skills for lifelong sobriety.
Heroin is an extremely powerful and addictive drug. Without professional help, your heroin abuse may continue unabated, and your likelihood of experiencing a devastating outcome may continue.
However, completing detox as part of an effective, comprehensive treatment program can significantly increase the likelihood that you can successfully overcome your dependence upon heroin.
By seeking high-quality detox and residential treatment at Life Healing Center, you can receive the support and guidance that you need to achieve and maintain long-term recovery from heroin addiction.
To learn more about our detox center and to get answers to any questions you may have about any aspect of our programming, feel free to contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We look forward to providing you with the information that you need in order to make the best treatment-related decisions for yourself or on behalf of loved one.