detox symptoms
maddy asked:

Withdrawing from heroin without treatment cant be deadly, but how can someone withdraw or stop using without going into a rehab? One alternative i here of is Methodone, which in my opinion is a substitution.
But having witnessed the severe pain of withdrawal. I don’t think it can be done without some type of short term medical treatment. How can you help someone, with no insurance and can not go into a rehab? Is there some short term medical solution one can do privately in their own home? Is there a way to detox safely at home?
This person is very dear to me and does not apear to be using to get high, but mostly just to be able to function. (literely can not get out of bed in the morning without sniffing a bag)
This is a terrible predicament but nonetheless a serious and deadly one.

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5 comments so far


what ever u decide to do, the person will still have withdrawal symptoms. that’s when u know its actually working.

August 26th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

why cant this person go to rehab, even without insurance most states have a program that is state funded(been there with no ins.) rehab is the best option, most places will keep you for 14 daysand in thse 14 days you really do learn to function again without your drug of choice.

August 26th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

I work in a jail setting and we frequently have heroin addicts to deal with. Generally speaking they detox without serious side effects and most are improved after 5-7 days. Rarely we have an inmate on methadone but that is a controlled substance just as a narcotic is and must be prescribed and well controlled to be effective. Primary concerns when detoxing are increased temperature and increased blood pressure and again these are usually rare. Your friend really needs to get into a program before they do wind up in jail where they will be forced to detox whether they want to or not. They will be quite uncomfortable but they will survive.

August 28th, 2009 at 11:05 am

Withdrawal is part of the detox. It is completely unavoidable. In very rare cases, doctors get the patient hooked on a safer drug to help break them of the heroin. As I said though, it is extremely rare for them to do this.

August 30th, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Heroin detox is not deadly. Call a doctor (or just buy it on the street if they have no insurance) that prescribes suboxone.
It works wonders.

September 2nd, 2009 at 4:29 am

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