Rehab for Heroin Addiction
Heroin has been around for thousands of years. There is even archeological evidence that opium poppies had been grown 6,000 years ago. According to Wikipedia, the opium poppy was cultivated in lower Mesopotamia as long ago as 3400 BCE.
Refining opium into heroin allows drug traffickers to fit more of the drug into a smaller space, and thus heroin is a more concentrated form and is easier to ship. Today, drug routes for heroin shipments go from Afghanistan and Southeast Asia to Europe, Africa, and even the Western United States; and from Mexico and Colombia to all parts of the United States.
It is well-known that heroin is highly addictive. In fact, it is so difficult to withdraw from the drug that many addicts will fail due to the "dope sickness" which ensues. Heroin withdrawal symptoms are severe and flu-like, with deep muscle cramps and bone pains, vomiting and nausea and sweating. These are difficult for a heroin addict to face alone, and so many people stay hooked.
Fortunately, the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program offers an alternative to staying addicted. Narconon starts with a tolerable withdrawal experience for most heroin addicts. It begins with nutritional supplementation, including Vitamin C and B vitamins as well as minerals such as calcium and magnesium, to help relieve the muscle pains and cramps. In addition, the recovering addict is given lots of healthy foods - fruits, vegetables and protein - so that he can begin to rebuild a body which is often debilitated from poor nutrition and neglect.
This withdrawal phase is also augmented by careful supervision and caring attention from Narconon staff members, who give the person gentle assists for the body to make him more comfortable, somewhat like a gentle massage. The staff also provides orientation exercises, which help to extrovert the person's attention onto the environment, and get it off of his aches and pains.
Once the recovering addict is through withdrawal, he can really begin Narconon objectives and finish the seven additional phases of the program which will help him to face the issues of his life without resorting to the escape of drugs.
Narconon New Life Detoxification Program
One of these is the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program, a thorough process involving a strict regimen of more nutritional supplements, closely supervised time spent in a dry-heat sauna and daily moderate exercise.
Even after withdrawal, there are residues of drugs stored in the fatty tissues of the body, and these can trigger later cravings for more of the drug. When these deposits or toxic residues are excreted, as occurs through the unique Narconon New Life Detoxification Program, exclusive to the Narconon drug rehab program, most addicts report few or no more cravings for more drugs.
The Narconon New Life Detoxification Program is a pivotal step on the road to a heroin addict's rehab and recovery.
Following this step, the addict is facing the world with a new view. He no longer is seeing things through the drug haze that had colored his world while on heroin (or other drugs).
With this refreshed viewpoint, he now can confront his life, and rediscover himself, and he is helped to do this by six more in-depth courses in life skills provided at the Narconon center.
Narconon has made it possible for tens of thousands of addicts hooked on heroin for many years to get off comfortably and stay off drugs. This happens daily in Narconon centers on six continents and in many countries around the world.
For help or to find a heroin rehab close to you, contact a Narconon drug rehabilitation counselor now. Call the phone number above, now!