When a person starts to take heroin, is it likely that he has thought, even if in the back of his mind, how will I ever stop? Unfortunately, most heroin addicts don’t consider the outcome when they start, instead seeking the euphoria that heroin can provide.
As one heroin addict described his withdrawal symptoms when trying to persuade a person to not start heroin usage, he said these included, “vomiting, diarrhea, uncontrollable shakes, cold sweats, goose bumps, hot flushes, aches and pains that will not go away, muscle spasms, semi-permanent insomnia, anxiety and suicidal thoughts."
Despite this horrid future outlook, many first time users still start using heroin every day. Once they’ve gone down the road, they may become addicted very quickly.
Eventually, it may seem that the awful experience of withdrawal is too difficult to face even with the desire for the addict’s future sobriety. So, once they start, many are addicted indefinitely. As the same addict said, he was “going through hell now. I have lost my life. My twin brother who had exactly the same opportunities in life as me has everything. I have been left with nothing. I am still lucky to have my significant other.”
Fortunately for heroin addicts, the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program offers an alternative to the nightmare of heroin withdrawal. For those in withdrawal, Narconon offers a completely tolerable and much more comfortable alternative to the other programs out there.
Some drug rehab programs are now offering (of all things) more drugs to get one off heroin. These are usually suboxone or buprenorphine, other opioids, and some even offer diacetylmorphine (a pharmaceutical grade of heroin, administered in a medically supervised, controlled environment) to get addicts off heroin. Unfortunately, these programs simply substitute one addictive drug for another and never solve the addiction problem itself. Methadone is another prescription drug that was meant to replace heroin but methadone is also highly addictive, and withdrawal from it can be as bad as heroin withdrawal and can stretch out for weeks, rather than days.
So, the answer to heroin addiction is clearly not substituting one drug for another.
Tolerable Heroin Withdrawal Experience
Narconon provides a tolerable withdrawal experience. With centers all over the world in more than 40 countries, and having a track record of successful drug and alcohol withdrawal for the past 45 years, Narconon has the better answer to drug withdrawal.
It begins with administration of carefully worked out nutritional supplements, such as B vitamins, Vitamin C, and minerals such as calcium and magnesium to start to rebuild the addict’s usually nutritionally-depleted body. After these begin to calm the muscle aches and cramps and relieve some of his anxiety, the Narconon staff gently guide the person through objective exercises to help him focus on the outside environment rather than his internal aches and pains and anxieties. This is accompanied by a variety of assists that help to make the recovering addict even more comfortable. Some of these are physical assists, which are like a gentle massage to further relieve any more cramping or spasms.
For most people, this phase puts recovery in a much more positive light, as they now see that withdrawal is surprisingly comfortable and tolerable.
Narconon provides the recovering addict with seven more steps following this withdrawal phase. One of these unique steps is a very intensive drug detox, called the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program.
Following that, are six more steps designed to help one take stock of his life, learn many new life skills, and ultimately to make plans to return to life, completely ready to make drug-free and more intelligent choices.
The Narconon success rate is measured not by how many complete the program, but by those who stay drug-free for at least two years after graduation. This statistic is monitored and it has been determined that seventy percent of Narconon graduates remain clean and drug-free two years after completing the program.
An additional plus is that the Narconon program is all done without substituting any drugs of any kind.
If you or a loved one is plagued by heroin addiction, find out how heroin withdrawal can be tolerable by contacting a Narconon drug rehab counselor today.
Narconon school drug education programs are available to help educate students about the dangers of heroin and other drugs. Call today for a drug education presentation.