Heroin Detox

Heroin Detox

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Outpatient Heroin Detox Treatment

Why Choose Heroin Detox?

Heroin addiction can happen to anyone — roughly one million people reported using heroin in the past year, according to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Just one dose can cause dependency and the withdrawal symptoms can be devastating. Even worse, those who want to get off of heroin face constant uncertainty about the strength of the drugs that they are using. A surprisingly high percentage of street drugs sold today actually contain the extremely potent opioid, fentanyl.

If you or a loved one are suffering from heroin addiction, it’s important to remember: You are not alone. The Coleman Institute is here to help you safely and quickly detox with our outpatient heroin detox, and give you the best possible chance of a lasting recovery.


How Does the Coleman Method For Heroin Withdrawal Management Work?

The Coleman Method uses a carefully selected combination of medications and sedatives to completely remove the opiates attached to your brain receptors in the fastest, most comfortable way possible. Our Accelerated Opioid Detox takes as little as 3 days, requires no hospital stay, avoids the horrible experiences of self-detox that can last for many days, and crucially, includes induction onto the non-addictive opioid blocker, Naltrexone. A remarkably high 98% of patients successfully complete their detox and get onto a long-acting formulation of Naltrexone – either a Naltrexone implant or Vivitrol.

Because this outpatient heroin detox treatment only takes a few days, there’s very little disruption to your life. Patients who live near one of the offices are able to spend nights at home in the comfort of their own bed. From there, you’re on the road to long-term recovery from heroin addiction as quickly as possible.


Substance Use Disorder for Heroin

How Does Heroin Use Become An Addiction?

Heroin is a highly potent opioid drug made from morphine, which is a natural substance that is extracted from various opium poppy plants. Taking heroin can lead to a physical dependence on the dangerous drug and to chemical changes in the brain.

In the brain, there are opioid receptors that respond to naturally occurring chemicals called neurotransmitters. These chemicals bind to the receptors and regulate pain, release hormones, and cause feelings of well-being. However, when opioids like heroin bind to these same receptors, they can cause the release of more dopamine more quickly than nature ever intended. Over time this causes the body to reduce its own production of natural endorphins, leaving a person increasingly reliant on heroin and other opioids to create the positive feelings that used to happen naturally.

What Are The Signs Of Heroin Addiction?

Heroin addiction can happen to anyone. Roughly one million people reported using heroin in the past year, according to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Just one dose can cause dependency and the withdrawal from heroin can be devastating. Although the signs of heroin addiction vary among individuals based on genetic makeup, amount of heroin used, or amount of time using heroin, there are many common signs to look out for:

  • Mood swings
  • Cold Sweats
  • Depression followed by feelings of euphoria
  • Anxiety
  • Increased hostility toward others
  • Irritability or agitation
  • Lying about the use of heroin
  • Avoiding friends and family
  • Paranoia
  • Lack of personal hygiene or concern for appearance
  • Inability to fulfill personal responsibilities, including occupational or educational
  • Disrupted sleep patterns
  • Slurred speech
  • Nodding out during waking hours
  • Itchy, flushed skin
  • Constricted pupils


Facts About Heroin

When heroin was first discovered and manufactured, it was used for medical applications, such as cough medicine. Although it was praised at first, it didn’t take long for the addictive and destructive effects of the drug to become apparent. Eventually, heroin was banned for medical use.

Every heroin user is different. This dangerous opioid drug can be found in many groups throughout the nation, regardless of age, gender, or economic status.

What Are The Symptoms Of Heroin Withdrawal?

When someone is dependent on or addicted to heroin, the chemical structure of the brain has changed, and the person will experience painful heroin withdrawal symptoms if they stop using. The withdrawal experience can be exhausting and painful, which is why many of those suffering from this disease continue to use: to simply avoid getting sick.

The symptoms themselves can vary in terms of severity. Certain symptoms are mild and flu-like, such as cold sweats from heroin withdrawal, while others are much more intense, such as intense pain, vomiting, and sleeplessness. Additionally, these symptoms can vary depending on the quantity and frequency of heroin use. It’s important to opt for an outpatient heroin detox program near you like The Coleman Method to help manage heroin withdrawal symptoms. Common symptoms of heroin withdrawal can include:

  • Sweating and cold sweats
  • Fever
  • Insomnia
  • Itching and picking at the skin
  • Sneezing
  • Muscle cramps, aches and spasms
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Body aches
  • Chills
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea


Find An Outpatient Detox Near You


The Coleman Institute offers a variety of outpatient detox treatment options at locations nationwide. Our ground-breaking Coleman Method has helped thousands of patients recover from the effects of addiction. Whether you want to detox from opiates or alcohol, we can help.



See What Other Patients are Saying about The Coleman Institute…


Charlie – Opiates (Heroin)
“Life is good. Being clean brings me lots of joy.”


Jason – Heroin
“This detox was definitely the easiest one I’ve tried.”

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