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Heroin Detox

Heroin is habit-forming not only physically, but also psychologically, and proper medical detox through a trusted facility is crucial for a proper recovery.

What is Heroin Addiction...

and how can Sequoia help?


Heroin is a well-known opiate that has lured many people into its deadly grip. The physical feeling that heroin promises is that of a highly addictive euphoria. Heroin knows no boundaries of class, race, background, or gender. Hundreds of people are overdosing across the nation daily on opioids.

According to the United Nations Office, more than 14 million people reportedly consumed heroin in 2016 alone, and 7 out of 11 heroin users started from an addiction to prescription opiates. Even with these staggering numbers, we believe that with the proper detox method, the mental and physical dependence can be conquered.

The difficulty that heroin-addicted individuals face when trying to stop using heroin alone is that the cravings, combined with the pain experienced during withdrawal, become too much to tolerate. This is one of the main causes of relapse. The discomfort is too great and the individual knows that by using again, the pain can be alleviated.

While heroin addicts are still likely to experience some symptoms of withdrawal even while detoxing in a medically-supervised detox program, the added support of therapy during medical monitoring leads to a more successful recovery process.


Medical Detox is a Key Step in Long-term Heroin Recovery

People who attempt to detox from home are rarely successful due to strong cravings, lack of proper medication, and can encounter many medical complications. The safest option for heroin detox is to use a medically-supervised detox program, like Sequoia Detox Centers.

What Can I Expect From Treatment?

The symptoms of heroin withdrawal can begin within 6-12 hours of the last dosage. The drugs move through the system quickly making the body need replenishment. In turn, the withdrawal process continues each day that the body goes without heroin. Symptoms are typically at their peak during days three to four. Every individual’s withdrawal process is different. The characteristics that make a withdrawal from heroin vary are time of the usage and how much heroin was used. The symptoms can be more severe and the withdrawal peak may be delayed.

Generally, after two weeks, the worst of the physical withdrawal is over, but symptoms can persist for longer. 

Heroin withdrawal symptoms include:
  • Moodiness, depression, anxiety, and fear

  • Sweating, runny nose, watery eyes

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure

  • Strong drug cravings

  • Dehydration

  • Stomach cramps

  • Fever and chills

  • Leg cramping

  • Leg spasms


Get help for Heroin Addiction at Sequoia Detox Center

The most successful way to detox from heroin would be a medically-supervised heroin detox program. While, detoxing at home is possible, there are many complications that could result from going “cold turkey.” Proper medical detoxification and therapy are required to ensure a life of sustained recovery.



Decide when you're ready

✓ Call or email us to begin your recovery

✓ Speak with our qualified staff to assess your condition and specific needs

✓ Coordinate a date and time to be admitted


Receive your assessment

✓ Visit our discreet location with payment and approved personal items

✓ Work with our medical and clinical staff to review your values and treatment goals

✓ Receive a physical exam to determine medication protocol options and length of stay


Begin treatment

✓ After working with our highly trained staff, decide what medication regimen will be best for you and begin immediately

✓ Settle into your private room, personalize your meal plan, and participate in treatment activities

✓ Work One-on-One with clinical staff to determine your next steps


Continue your recovery journey

✓ Your clinical staff will provide multiple options for follow-up care, depending on your treatment goals

✓ Our staff will coordinate your admission and any travel and insurance considerations to ensure your recovery journey is not interrupted

✓ Move forward towards your goal of sobriety in the preferred partner setting that best fits your lifestyle