Heroin

Heroin is a highly addictive drug that is a derivative of morphine. It has been illegal for almost 100 years in the United States due to its extremely addictive nature. Over the last decade Heroin use has increased exponentially. A safe detox is essential for anyone suffering from an addiction to this dangerous drug.

Heroin withdrawal symptoms can begin as soon as six hours after the last dose and last up to seven days. Symptoms include:

  • Aches and pains
  • Diarrhea and upset stomach
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Restlessness and insomnia
  • Seizures

Akua Mind & Body offers help for those who are struggling with heroin addiction. A safe and supervised detoxification program is the best way to begin the fight against heroin dependency. The caring staff at Akua will help you with this goal.