Heroin (diacetylmorphine or morphine diacetate, also known as diamorphine and commonly known by its street names of H, smack, boy, horse, brown, black, tar and others.
The benefits of the heroin detox process can have an enormous impact on your health and well being. MDS Drug Detox patients can receive these benefits by following our program:
• Get a fresh start
• Find a sense of purpose
• Live with the healthy body and mind they deserve
• Reconnect with family, friends, loved ones and children
• Find a sense of capability and self-esteem
We are the only opiate detox center providing free and unlimited aftercare by a medical doctor. Call MDS Drug Detox at (888) 637-6968 to learn more about how we can help you beat your addiction and dependence to heroin and opiates.
Traditional Heroin Withdrawal Rarely Works
A traditional heroin detox can be challenging and addicts can face numerous problems when trying to stop using the drug. During the detox process, patients can experience a period of physical pain, cravings, fever, insomnia, severe depression, shakes, and withdrawal as they come off the drug. Some of this may cause an addict to relapse so they can find relief for their discomfort.
Detoxification from opiates can be achieved by putting a patient under anesthesia for about 4-6 hours while Naltrexone (a synthetic congener of oxymorphone) that can block physical dependency to heroin is then administered into the body.
Naltrexone is a medication that flushes all of the opiates from the brain’s receptors and is used to treat relapse in people dependent on opioids. This is a highly successful and relatively painless opiate detoxification technique but it can cause extreme shock to a patient’s system, so needs to be administered correctly.
Heroin Health & Safety Concerns
Heroin is commonly “cut” with a wide variety of fillers to either bulk up the dealers profit or increase the potency and often both. Fentanyl is a prescription opiate that has been used to cut heroin recently. There have been numerous overdose deaths associated with Fentanyl-laced heroin in the United States and the United Kingdom as well as other countries around the world.