According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) nearly 35,000 people died from heroin and other opioid drugs in 2015. Based on recent trends this number is expected to climb to well over 40,000 by this year. Don’t wait until you or a loved one becomes a statistic. Pathways Recovery offers heroin detox in the Sacramento area in a safe and comfortable environment. Call us now to detox from all chemical substances including heroin.
Our Sacramento heroin detox programs are medically supervised by an outstanding team including a doctor with over 20 years of addiction treatment, a registered nurse and a 24 hour staff of addiction specialists and counselors. Our team will assess the medical needs of each individual and provide medical support and appropriate medications to help ease the discomfort associated with heroin detox.
Why Professional Heroin Detox?
Heroin detox without the support of a professional team is extremely difficult. Most people stay in the cycle of heroin addiction because they fear the significant symptoms that come along when someone stops using heroin. Heroin withdrawal comes with a host of many painful symptoms. Intense anxiety, severe flu like symptoms, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, body aches, restless legs and an overwhelming emotional state. These heroin detox symptoms keep most heroin addicts in a continuous cycle of seeking the drug in order to stave off heroin withdrawal.
Heroin detox can be handled in several different ways. There are several different medications that can be used to help lessen the withdrawal symptoms and stabilize someone when they are ready to stop using heroin. Our staff closely monitors each individual monitoring all of their vital signs and supporting each person through the heroin detox process.
In addition most people caught in the cycle of addiction become very nutritionally depleted since food and fluids become a low priority to those caught in the cycle of heroin addiction. That’s why we also provide nutrient dense foods, fresh green juice, whole food protein smoothies, and fresh whole food meals that are freshly made and delicious. Good nutrition greatly helps the detox process and helps to facilitate the healing of the brain and body.
Heroin detox generally consists of 7-10 days within our residential detox facility. We require an over the phone pre-screening with our program director Jennifer who will then determine the appropriate length of stay. After the initial screening we will schedule a date and time to admit you or your loved one into our detox facility. Upon arrival the medical team will be ready to provide care and medical evaluations upon intake.