About Heroin Detox

If you or someone you know is addicted to opiates such as heroin or hydrocodone then you are going to have to go through detox in order to change your life and ultimately get off the drugs. The fear of detox and the severity of the withdrawal symptoms can prevent many addicts from getting and staying clean, so it will help to have a plan in place in order to deal with these symptoms.

If your plan is to simply stop taking the pills and go through the withdrawals cold turkey, then that is not a very good plan. People who do this almost inevitably will end up relapsing very soon after trying, and the success rate will be very low. In order to increase your chances of staying clean you need to ask for help.

For most people this will mean going to a drug rehab of some sort where they can detox you in a medical setting. The reason this is an advantage is because they can give you medication at the rehab that will help to control your withdrawal symptoms and prevent you from feeling so miserable. They can do this without getting you addicted to any other medications as they will carefully ween you down if they have to until you are completely drug free.

Many people think if they go to rehab they will end up hooked on medications and so they justify their decision not to go get clean. This is ridiculous and if you go to rehab you will in fact emerge drug free if that is your choice. The decision is up to you, all you have to do is to ask for help and then follow through with your decision.

Learn more about heroin detox and Hydrocodone detox.