Don’t Let Heroin Withdrawal Myths Hold You Back
Authored by Audra Franchini
Are you convinced that the withdrawal from heroin will be so difficult that you won’t be able to handle it? Have you heard such horrifying stories about the withdrawal effects that you refuse to consider it? Have you asked yourself whether it would even be worth it?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any or all of these questions, it is time for you to discover the truth behind the myths and find out what a withdrawal from heroin could mean for you.
Proper medical supervision and a comprehensive support team at one of our drug rehab treatment centers can help assist in the process of withdrawal from heroin. This can be a major step toward treatment and recovery because you cannot treat and recover from a heroin addiction without first eliminating it from your system. This may sound simple, but it is the reality of any sustained recovery.
If fear of the discomfort of withdrawal and detoxification is holding you back, take some time to think about what can happen without an effective withdrawal from heroin.
Consider the following:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were more deaths from drug overdoses in the United States in 2014 than in any other year on record. In fact, there were approximately one and a half times more drug overdose deaths than deaths from motor vehicle accidents.
Drugs consume you and your life. They have control over your thoughts and behaviors and become the main priority in your life. People who abuse heroin are consumed with the thought of finding it as soon as they experience an urge. Many users often use it just to avoid getting sick. Often times, this is at the expense of your family and friends. Your relationship with heroin substitutes itself for your relationships with those who truly love you. Heroin use often pushes your loved one away. You lose their trust and their respect, and you may end up losing them entirely. According to Narconon, “Drugs and a loving relationship mix about as well as dynamite and a match — the combination can be explosive. And the destruction can be widespread, reaching far beyond immediate family.”
Now, let’s turn to what can happen after an effective withdrawal from heroin.
Dr. Deni Carise wrote about this in her article 5 Reasons It’s Never Too Late to Quit. Taking the first step, finding help, beginning detox: this is your opportunity to “reset”, to become better, and to begin a meaningful life. You have the opportunity to decide who you want to be and what you want to achieve. Once you decide to face heroin head-on and seek treatment, you are on your way to reclaiming control. You will be able to decide where you want to go and how you will get there.
If you are struggling with heroin addiction and want help in seeking comprehensive treatment, contact us for more information. Let our drug rehab treatment centers help you navigate your withdrawal from heroin and live the life you have always wanted. Call us today at 1-800-RECOVERY.