Heroin Detox and Heroin Withdrawal

Heroin Detox and Heroin Withdrawal is the subject of this special report by Carl Arrogante, a family therapist and addiction specialist.

What is heroin?

Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive drug. It is both the most abused and the most rapidly acting of the opiates.

Heroin is processed from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the poppy seed of certain varieties of poppy plants.


Heroin Detox and Heroin Withdrawal

What is heroin withdrawal?

Heroin withdrawal is a physical response when an individual discontinues heroin after heavy use.

The initial comedown of heroin withdrawal can vary in time and intensity, although typical withdrawal symptoms begin 6-12 hours after the last dose, peaking within one to three days, and gradually subduing over 5-7 days.

However, some users experience weeks or even months of withdrawal symptoms, and this is known as post-acute withdrawal syndrome, PAWS.

What is heroin addiction and abuse?

It is often characterized as a relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences to the individual that is addicted and to those around them.

Heroin addiction is a brain disease because the abusive drugs leads to changes in the structure and function of the brain.

What are the side effects of heroin?

Nausea, vomiting, constipation, light-headedness, dizziness, and drowsiness.

What are the withdrawal symptoms of heroin?

Anxiety, diarrhea, hot and cold flashes, sleeplessness, kicking movements, loss of appetite, nasal discharge, nausea, severe backache, sneezing, twitching, muscle spasms, vomiting and weakness.


Heroin Detox and Heroin Withdrawal

Heroin Detox and Heroin Withdrawal



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