Heroin Addiction & Detox Treatment in New Jersey
Get the Help You Need to Quit Heroin Today!
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.
Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms
The severity of heroin withdrawal symptoms makes it difficult for those with heroin dependency to quit. You may have tried several times to overcome your heroin addiction but were stopped short of your body's physical dependency on heroin.
Common heroin withdrawal symptoms include:
- Muscle or abdominal pain
- Vomiting and general feelings of nausea
- Restlessness or tremors
- Increased heart rate
Symptoms of heroin withdrawal usually begin within the first 6-12 hours of detox and can be difficult to manage alone. Because heroin withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous, we strongly encourage those struggling with dependency on heroin to seek professional help for detox and rehabilitation.
Safe Medical Detox for Heroin Addiction
At Turning Point, our CARF accredited drug rehab center provides safe, effective medical detox for heroin addiction. Our program is managed 24 hours a day, seven days a week at our location in Paterson, NJ.
Why medical detox? By using medication to assist your body through detox, we can make the very unpleasant process of purging heroin from your system more comfortable, giving you a better chance at successful recovery.
How long is medical detox? We begin our medical detox before the heroin completely leaves your system and it typically lasts between 5-14 days, depending on the amount of heroin in your system.
Heroin Use Statistics
- 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 non-medically (NIH).
- 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).
Turning Point’s Heroin Treatment Programs
Turning Point in New Jersey has a wide range of opiate rehab 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!
Addiction can stop here. Get in touch with Turning Point today to make that goal a reality!