Heroin Detox

HELPING YOU UNDERSTAND

Heroin and other opioids cause a strong physical dependence. This means that a person relies on the drug to prevent symptoms of withdrawal. Over time, greater amounts of the drug become necessary to produce the same effect. The time it takes to become physically dependent varies with each individual. When the drugs are stopped, the body needs time to recover, and withdrawal symptoms result. Withdrawal from opiates can occur whenever any chronic use is discontinued or reduced.

Withdrawal Symptoms

Opiate withdrawal refers to the wide range of symptoms that occur after stopping or dramatically reducing opiate drugs after prolonged use.

All prescribing is overseen by Dr Peter Turnbull and each patient is treated in a caring and delicate manner in order to help make them feel safe and comfortable and to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms.

Opioid withdrawal reactions are very uncomfortable but are not usually life threatening. Symptoms usually start within 12 hours of last heroin usage and within 30 hours of last methadone exposure. As pointed out the majority of these symptoms and sometimes all of them are alleviated during your prescribed detox regime here at the Project.

Please note, detox alone is not the solution for the ‘addict’ or ‘alcoholic’. It is often necessary and is the beginning of the treatment recovery process but without the necessary therapeutics interventions that treatment offers the chances of long term recovery are slim.

If you need further information regarding detox or treatment, please call 0800 9550945 or complete the call back request form and we will call you back immediately.

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The Providence Projects has been successfully delivering alcohol and drug rehab for over 20 years. The highly skilled counselling team and a proven and innovative treatment programme combine to ensure that all of our clients have the best possible chance of recovery.

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Our Model:

Steve Spiegel and Dr Turnbull agreed a mission when opening The Providence Projects in 1996 and our mission has remained the same; to provide effective and affordable addiction treatment in order to help men, women and families begin the process of recovery.

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If you are the person with the problem, or if you are the friend or family member and you want to speak confidentially or find out about the detox and rehab packages, please call us today and speak to one of our highly skilled addiction specialists on 0800 9550945.

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