HEROIN ADDICTION TREATMENTS
The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates nearly 1/4 (23%) of people who try heroin will become addicted. Heroin addiction can develop rapidly, sometimes after a few uses. Heroin activates the reward center in the brain resulting in euphoria and relaxation. Addiction occurs when the brain physically changes and develops a dependence to the opiate. When regular heroin use is discontinued, withdrawal symptoms can develop within 24 hours.
Symptoms from heroin withdrawal are usually severe and can last from several hours to several weeks. Even after the initial severe symptoms resolve, minor physical and mental discomfort can be long-term. Abruptly stopping heroin use is very difficult without the guidance and supervision of medical professionals. Common withdrawal symptoms include drug cravings, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, aches, diarrhea, tremors, anxiety, negative mood and agitation.
SUBOXONE© (buprenorphine and naloxone) is an FDA approved medication that is used to fight opioid or painkiller addiction. It suppresses withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings while blocking the effects of other opioids. Buprenorphine does not cause the euphoria experienced with other opioids, so its abuse potential is lower than methadone and other alternative medications. Our physicians will assess your current situation and begin a prescription regimen to give you the best chance for success.
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