Heroin Withdrawal Syndrome is a very dangerous condition that can occur when an individual ceases heavy or long-term heroin use. Heroin is a highly addictive opiate drug which can resemble white power or a brown tar-like substance. It can be injected, used nasally or smoked and produces a pleasurable feeling in the user. This pleasurable feeling becomes more difficult to attain as the user develops a tolerance to the drug. Heroin is incredibly dangerous and prolonged use can expose the heroin addict to infections resulting from IV drug use including HIV, liver diseases such as Hepatitis C and potentially lethal heroin overdose. If heroin has been used constantly over an extended period, the onset of withdrawal symptoms can be rapid. Heroin withdrawal symptoms include mood changes, aches and pains, agitation, irritability, nausea, and flu like symptoms. If left untreated, these symptoms can be potentially life threatening.
Genesis House provides experienced and attentive care during this difficult withdrawal period. Genesis House’s Heroin Withdrawal Detoxification Program will help mitigate immediate withdrawal symptoms and insure no complications arise over the course of the detoxification.
Genesis House has successfully treated the disease of Heroin addiction for the past 20 years. Our staff psychiatrist, Dr. Thomas Jordan, works closely with our clients to insure a comfortable detoxification from the symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal. Once detoxification is complete, Genesis House’s experienced clinical staff will help our clients understand the disease of addiction and guide them into a clean and sober life.
If someone you know or someone you love is struggling with the disease of addiction or experiencing the dangers of Heroin withdrawal, Genesis House is here to help 24 hours a day. Make the call that could save a life before it’s too late: toll-free 24/7/365 1-800-737-0933.