Heroin Detox

Published January 28, 2020 by:
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At Royal Life Centers, our facilities in Lacey, Washington, Sumner, Washington, Spokane, Washington, Mead, Washington and Prescott, Arizona can treat you with Heroin Detox Services. We have full medical inpatient detox programs at our facilities. We also can treat you if you are addicted to other substances at the same time (poly substance use disorder) like methamphetamine (meth), alcohol, cocaine, Xanax etc. We provide a safe and comfortable medical inpatient detox from drugs and alcohol.

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms from heroin can include:

  • Sweating
  • Insomnia
  • Irritation
  • Depression
  • Extreme anxiety
  • Itchiness
  • Excessive yawning and sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Cold sweats
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Cramp-like pains
  • Involuntary spasms in the limbs
  • Severe muscle and bone aches

These symptoms can be so severe, difficult and uncomfortable, that many people will prefer to just keep using. Heroin withdrawal, although not life-threatening, can be excruciating. Many people find themselves chronically in a cycle of use, withdrawal, relapse because withdrawal symptoms can be so hard to overcome.

Why You Need a Medical Detox

The discomfort and likelihood of returning to use is why you should detox from heroin in a fully licensed, inpatient detox facility like Royal Life Centers. This level of care can help ease you off of heroin and other opiates/opioids over time, with the use of medications specifically designed to assist with heroin withdrawal symptoms. Our experienced medical staff makes this process much more manageable.

At Royal Life Detox, we use the latest medications and comfort meds to make your stay with us safe, effective, and as comfortable as possible. We’re a physically and emotionally healthy environment, so you can start to establish a holistic and comprehensive recovery. We treat the whole person at Royal Life Centers; you aren’t a number, you’re a person we care about and want to help.

Our Detox

Our standard heroin (opiate/opioid) detox is 8 days. You arrive on day one and go through a comprehensive medical assessment physically and mentally. Your physical well-being is paramount to us. We assess your medical condition, your drugs of use (what you’ve been using, how much and when) your medical records and medications. We also lab test and screen you for drugs of use. Any information you provide and all of your medical records are completely and strictly confidential. We don’t give out any information to anyone without your expressed written permission.

After this initial process we will now have you in a stabilization process. We design a comprehensive effective medical and behavioral modification plan for you. Medications are often used in order to wean you off of heroin (taper) safely. Heroin detox can feel like you have the flu at times, with tiredness and aches and pains, so many comfort medications are also available to ease the discomfort of detox flu-like symptoms.

Beyond Detoxing

Your stay with us will also address your emotional and psychological well-being. We have a number of different therapies and sessions for you to participate in during the detox process. There are five group therapy sessions available to you daily. Case management and individual therapy are also available to you. Royal Life Centers has an individualized treatment policy to address your needs while you are with us. We can start to address what causes your mind and body to be dependent on heroin and how to change the dependence to freedom. We can start to deal with the issues you have and why you chose to numb your feelings and emotions with heroin and other substances.

In every patient room we have flat screen televisions with premium cable services. Some of our detoxes even have private rooms. In detox, we even do your laundry. All of these amenities are available to help you focus on your primary concern, which is to recover.

Our cafeteria is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There will be dozens of items to snack on and various beverages to drink. We even have a soft serve ice cream machine with all of the toppings. Our chefs come in and make fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner every single day. There are usually several options to choose from if you are a picky-eater. In the mornings, super fresh wheatgrass shots are available to all our guests. Healing starts from the inside out.

Don’t withdrawal from heroin at home. Come to Royal Life Centers for a safe comfortable detox.

Reach Out

If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction, please reach out to us at 877-RECOVERY or 877-732-6837. Our admissions coordinators are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Because We Care.

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