Medical Detox and Heroin Withdrawal
After a comprehensive medical evaluation, our team of case managers and medical professionals will construct a program geared to the specific needs of each individual patient. We may prescribe medications to help alleviate the withdrawal symptoms, and depending on the severity of the symptoms that are being experienced and the unique needs of the person, medications may differ. When it comes to heroin withdrawal, we will generally prescribe proven medication assisted therapies like Suboxone.
We then help the patient through the acute withdrawal period. During this time when the patient is most at risk of relapse, our 24-hour clinical care will ensure that we are constantly available to help each individual patient through the process of withdrawal while they are in their most vulnerable state.
In severe cases of heroin withdrawal, the body can go into physical shock, resulting in convulsions, seizures and even hallucinations. Our medical team will be there to respond as quickly as possible, adjusting replacement medications to ensure safe withdrawal and treating symptoms as needed.