It’s clear that heroin addiction is not only a complex physical, social and psychological problem, but also, approaches to treatment should take in to account the unique needs of each individual. Inland Detox helps our clients detox from heroin and/or prescription pain medication by following a detox protocol of stabilization, diminishing existing withdrawal symptoms and thoughtful counseling that leads to a long-term treatment plan after the detox process is complete.
Many people find it quite difficult to “kick” heroin because the withdrawal symptoms are severe. Those that have been through the process report the same experiences: aches, pains (especially in the legs), extreme flu-like symptoms, stomach cramps, extreme craving to use heroin, sweating, excessive mucous production (runny nose), depression, diarrhea, low blood pressure and irritability. It’s no wonder why many people find themselves continuously using heroin: the withdrawal symptoms make you feel like you’re going to die. Due to the severity of withdrawals, it is prudent to seek out a heroin detox center rather than attempting to manage the symptoms on your own, as a detox center can provide a comfortable environment and professional management of your symptoms to ensure a more tolerable detox experience. Additionally, seeking out a heroin rehab to manage your detox will allow you to begin to address the underlying causes of addiction through counseling, helping you to begin the recovery process and start your sobriety on the right foot.
Going “cold-turkey” and winging heroin withdrawals on your own is quite often unsuccessful and extremely dangerous. People typically will not die from withdrawal symptoms, but if they have pre-existing health problems or if they use alcohol or other drugs at the same time as they use heroin, the process of going solo can be life threatening. In addition to the typical withdrawal symptoms associated with heroin, those who also use alcohol can experience seizures, delirium tremens, hallucinations, high-blood pressure, increased heart rate, and severe depression. Before you consider going “cold-turkey” please contact a health professional. Even if your withdrawal symptoms are not terribly severe, you will likely have a more comfortable experience going through them in a heroin treatment center than trying to manage them at home on your own.
If you or someone you know needs help overcoming heroin addiction, please call Inland Detox at (888) 739-8296. Our approach to each client is unique. We offer not only a luxurious environment for our clients to feel comfortable in, but we also focus tremendously on aftercare planning. We want our heroin treatment clients to be successful in the recovery process long-term.
Client assessment is a multi-stage process that begins when you first call and continues during the onsite intake process. When you call Inland Detox you’ll speak to an Admissions Advisor that will help you understand the admissions process. They’ll ask you about your needs and help you determine if Inland Detox is a right fit for you. Upon admission, you’ll be assessed by staff that will identify your immediate needs and they will work with clinical staff to design a custom treatment plan.
Client stabilization is the second goal of effective detox treatment. At this stage of care, our Clinical Director addresses the client’s immediate needs while taking in to account the unique history of each client. Inland Detox staff will coordinate efforts with your primary physician or a local physician if you need to continue a course of prescribed medication or begin a new course of medication in the process of detox.
Our clinical staff members design a custom treatment plan for each client of Inland Detox. Our treatment plans take in to consideration the substance abuse history of each client, their immediate medical, psychological, nutritional and social needs as well. Our understanding of the detox process is that it is the first step towards recovery. As such, our clinical and supportive staff members work in concert to suggest effective care upon discharge. This may include finding appropriate long-term residential care provider or making a transition to outpatient care.
When it’s time for our clients to transition from our detox program to their next level of care, we insure a smooth transition. Our clinical and administrative staff members will coordinate travel from our facility to our client’s next destination. Our goal is to insure that from the time our client’s reach us until the time they transition to their next stage in life, we are with them the entire way.