Detoxing from Heroin Without Medical Supervision Can be Deadly
The physical and emotional effects of detoxing is excruciating and should never be attempted on one’s own. It is crucial that any detox be administered by a medical team of professionals who are trained to provide a clinical and comfortable withdrawal process, as an unsupervised detox can lead to death. Allow our clinical staff at Magnolia Ranch Recovery assist you in a soothing and safe detoxification. We’ve helped hundreds of people detox safely and reach long-term recovery.
Why is Heroin Withdrawal Deadly?
The withdrawal from heroin itself will not cause death, however, as with many drugs and medications, abstaining for any period of time significantly lowers a person’s level of tolerance. Detoxing on your own, without the assistance of a trained medical team and safe detoxification environment, almost invariably leads to relapse. Most heroin users who die, do so from overdosing after they’ve attempted to self-detox.
If You’re Having Any of These Symptoms, You’re Already at Risk of Potentially Harmful Consequences:
- Abdominal pain
- Body pain
How Can I Detox Safely?
What Do I Do After I Detox?
After completing a detox, relapse rates range from 65% to 80% just one month after completion. However, those who remained in a treatment program were up to 10 times more likely to maintain abstinence. It is crucial to plan a post-detox treatment plan and consider an in-patient program to sustain the best chance for long-term recovery.