Heroin Detox Program in Broward County
Heroin, also known as diamorphine, is one of the most addictive opioid drugs available and is typically used for its euphoric effects. Made from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant, heroin metabolizes into morphine and other metabolites which bind to opioid receptors in the brain resulting in an instant rush or “high”.
With regular heroin use, tolerance develops which means the abuser must use more heroin to achieve the same intensity or effect. When higher doses are used over longer periods of time, dependence and addiction are likely to develop. This addiction can be extremely hard to overcome and withdrawal from it can result in one or more of the following symptoms:
- Uncontrollable leg movements
- Nausea and vomiting
- Intense cravings for the drug
Not only is heroin use extremely dangerous, it has become an epidemic in the United States with over 12,000 recorded deaths from overdose in 2016.
As this statistic continues to rise, The Retreat of Broward detox program becomes more refined to treat the root of the problem. Our program is specifically designed to help heroin addicts transition back into life safely and drug free. We provide an inpatient detox program that helps addicts overcome the severe cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with heroin addiction. Our trained staff are available 24/7 and work to provide each patient with the appropriate medical care needed for full recovery.
Our heroin detox program has seen hundreds of heroin addicts leave the treatment program having achieved excellent results and a full recovery from their addiction.