Heroin Rehab & Detox in New Jersey
In the short term, heroin offers users feelings of euphoria. These feelings
keep users coming back, with every use making it more difficult to feel
“normal” without heroin in their systems. Long-term, heroin
can lead to collapsed veins, heart infections, renal disease, coma, and
death. According to the
National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 10,000 people in the U.S. die of heroin overdoses annually.
From 2001 to 2014, there was a six-fold increase in these types of deaths.
We strongly encourage people addicted to heroin to not wait until rock
bottom to seek help. While we can accept people at any stage of addiction,
we believe that there is no time like the present to seek help. Long-term
consequences can worsen the longer use continues.
Prescription opioid use is a risk factor for heroin use. Based on data
from 2002 to 2012, heroin use was 19 times higher in people who used painkillers
A sampling of the general population indicated that nearly 80% of heroin
users became addicted to prescription painkillers first (NIH).
While prescription painkillers and heroin have similar effects on users,
the risk factors are vastly different, increasing the potential for overdose
and other health risks such as HIV and injection-related diseases (NIH).
Much of what drives heroin use is its availability and affordability. A
recent survey indicated that 94% of all opiate addicts opted for heroin
because prescription opiates were too expensive and/or too hard to find (NIH).
Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms
Because heroin withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous, we strongly encourage
those struggling with dependency on heroin to seek professional help for
detox and rehabilitation. Common heroin withdrawal symptoms include:
- Muscle or abdominal pain
- Vomiting and general feelings of nausea
- Restlessness or tremors
- Increased heart rate
The severity of withdrawal symptoms make it difficult for those with heroin
dependency to quit, which is why we strongly encourage a medically-based
program for quitting.
Turning Point’s Heroin Treatment Programs
Turning Point in New Jersey has a wide range of treatment programs available
to those seeking to end heroin addiction. We have detoxification programs,
short-term residential, outpatient treatment, transitional living, family
wellness programs, and more!
View all of our New Jersey treatment programs.
Addiction can stop here. Get in touch with Turning Point today to make
that goal a reality!