Keep in mind that the easy heroin home detox method is by no means going to be a walk in the park; in fact you make be downright miserable for a few days. It will be very important for you to figure out what is the best plan for your heroin detox at home.
Some of you may not be up for this type of detox but don’t worry there are other options such as inpatient opiate detox. If you choose this method you will not have to concern yourself too much with the symptoms of withdrawal because the treatment facility will administer prescription medications to help ease them. This method is by far the one used by most people; in fact when I was using I got to the point that this was the only way I could kick heroin.
Heroin home detox tips
- Be sure you really want to quit heroin and want to get clean and sober
- Have an aftercare plan in place before you start your detox
- Make a list of over the counter medications you will need
- Think of a day to stop using heroin
Symptoms of heroin withdrawal during detox
Detoxing from heroin will more than likely be a bit uncomfortable. This is because ones body is going through changes when the heroin leaves your system. I have provided a list of some of the opiate withdrawal below.
- abdominal cramps
- heroin cravings
- goose bumps
- cold sweats
- pain and cramps throughout the legs and body
Opiate withdrawal length
Some people may experience depression and mood swings during detox and withdrawal. Many of you may be wondering the length of withdrawing from heroin time. This will vary from person to person a lot depends on how long and how much heroin you were actually taking and what type of heroin or opiate rehab you choose for your detox but the peak time is from 24 to 72 hours.
Implement sleep into your detox plan
I have found that when one is asleep they will not be aware of the withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal is the most difficult part of the detox so if you can sleep through most of it you will not be aware of your discomfort. If you can not sleep do not just lay there get up and move around because if you stay awake long enough you will eventually get tired enough to fall asleep. I would try doing some light exercises or turn the TV on anything that will help get your mind off of your discomfort will help at this point.
Use over the counter medications to help opiate withdrawal symptoms –
Other than prescription medications there is not a lot a person can take, however, I do have a couple of suggestions for you.. One is that if you have leg cramps or aches and pains I would try taking a regiment of Ibuprofen and Tylenol every few hours. It has been my personal experience that this is about the best combination a person can take to combat withdrawal symptoms.
It is indeed possible to detox from opiates in the comfort of your home. The advantage of this over rehab is that you can prepare ahead and pick up some DVD’s plus go to the fridge whenever you want.
No matter how you intend to stop using heroin do so at once because many addicts never get this opportunity because of dying from heroin overdose; furthermore, with all the help out there available to us there is no need whatsoever for any heroin addict to die from the horrors of addiction.