Pathways Recovery in Sacramento provides safe and comfortable detox from all chemical substances including heroin.
We are medically supervised by an outstanding medical team, registered nurse and 24 hour staff of addiction specialists and counseling staff. 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.
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 the heroin detox phase. Heroin detoxification can be handled in several different ways. There are several different medications that can be used to help lessen the symptoms and stabilize someone when they are ready to stop using heroin. Our staff closely monitors each individual monitoring all of their health vital signs and supporting each person through the heroin detoxification 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. . Thats why we also provide nutrient dense foods, fresh green juice, whole food protein smoothies, fresh whole food meals that are freshly made and delicious. Good nutrition greatly helps the detox process and helps to facilitate the brain and body healing.
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. She will then determine and schedule a date/time to admit into our facility. The medical team will be ready to provide care and medical evaluations upon intake.