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Symptoms of heroin withdrawal vary in severity as well as how long to expect them to last. Factors such as the age and size of the person using the drug, average dose, regularity of its use and how long you have been using heroin will determine the severity and duration of heroin withdrawal you will experience. Read more below to learn about the heroin withdrawal timeline.
Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal?
- Strong Cravings
- Sensitivity to pain
- Aches and pains in back and legs
- Stomach pain
How Long Does It Last?
The heroin withdrawal timeline typically begins in 6 to 12 hours after the last dose. You will see a peak in the severity of withdrawal within 1 to 3 days. Over 5 to 7 days the symptoms of withdrawal should subside. However every person is different and the symptoms of withdrawal could last weeks or months, this is known as post acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS).
Where Can I Get Help / What Can I Take?
If you are concerned, you may have a problem with heroin because when stopping its use you experience symptoms of withdrawal that send you back to the drug for comfort, you should contact your primary care doctor. They will give you a head to toe examination to determine the severity of your addiction and then direct you to a treatment facility that will best meet your treatment needs.
Recovering from heroin can be done in the comfort of your home by participating in treatment from an outpatient treatment facility or methadone clinic. You can also pack your bags and enter into a residential treatment facility to escape from the temptations within your home environment until you possess the relapse prevention skills needed to maintain your sobriety.
Within most treatment facilities the primary aspect to the treatment process involves pharmaceutical therapy. Medications such as methadone and suboxone will help you by offering relief from symptoms of withdrawal and cravings. These synthetic opioid medications act as a pain reliever but do not produce the euphoric effects that heroin does. Typically pharmaceutical treatment is used in the beginning stages of recovery but can also be used years into recovery as a form of control for withdrawal and cravings.
Clients of Beachway Consistently Achieve Lasting Success
John P. from Baltimore said,
“I was surprised with the treatment methods at Beachway. The housing and therapeutic programs are far from medical based. I always felt comfortable and welcome.”
Anne F. from Orlando said,
“I have 7 years of sobriety and it all started at this amazing, wonderful, beautiful place. I loved it!!!!”
Stephanie A. from Dallas said,
“Best place in the world! If you want to get sober this is the perfect place.”
Be A Better You Through The Beachway Experience
What Makes Our Rehab Best?
- We average just 7 clients per therapist
- Guest alumni show the reality of recovery
- Our “Model of Recovery” is ideal for alcoholism
- We treat depression, too
- Folks from all walks of life are welcome
- Privacy and security are guaranteed
- You’ll never hear “what’s wrong with you
When you are ready…
- Private treatment with 1 on 1 counseling.
- All major insurance carriers are accepted.
- Beautiful South Florida Facilities.
Learn about our meth detoxification program at Beachway Therapy Center.
Take Step #1. Ask for Help.