Why Do People Use Heroin?
The answer to the question, “Why do people use heroin,” varies drastically depending on personal circumstances. Some people begin using heroin because of peer pressure or a desire to fit in; others begin using heroin in an attempt to self-medicate an underlying mental illness. In most cases, people continue using heroin in order to avoid severe withdrawal symptoms. As the body and brain acclimate to the presence of heroin the system starts going into shock anytime the substance is not present. Within the first 12 hours after the last use, people start to experience severe stomach cramping, nausea and vomiting, cold sweats and a variety of other uncomfortable physical and psychological symptoms. Drug cravings become overwhelming, and most people return to heroin use before the withdrawal process concludes. This is why entering into a program of medical detox before transitioning into a higher level of care is recommended.
Best Treatment for Heroin Addiction
What is the best treatment option for someone who has been struggling with heroin addiction? At Immersion Recovery Center we recommend anyone who has been using heroin enter into a medical detox program for at least one full week. Medical detox provides a safe and medically monitored environment in which to undergo a comfortable heroin withdrawal. We recommend transition from detox into a higher level of care immediately, seeing as early sobriety is a vulnerable time for those attempting to overcome a heroin addiction of any severity. At Immersion Recovery Center we provide a multi-phased curriculum of care geared towards physical, mental and emotional healing. today to learn more.