What to Expect During Heroin Detox - Banyan Boca

What to Expect During Heroin Detox

Derived from morphine, heroin is a highly addictive substance. It’s a drug that can be ingested in a variety of ways, including snorting or injection.

Once in the body, heroin quickly moves into the brain where it influences the brain’s limbic system. The limbic system is the brain’s reward system. The chemicals in heroin are picked up by opioid receptors, flooding the brain and in turn controlling other systems. Heroin may produce a brief feeling of euphoria, but it effects deep in the brain, limbic systems, brain stem, and cerebral cortex cause , producing considerable challenges with prolonged use. It also makes heroin detox especially challenging, because so many vital systems are involved. At Banyan Detox Boca Raton, we offer medically monitored detox services for heroin detox.

How Heroin Detox Works

During any detox process, your body breaks free from the chemicals that have been in control. In terms of heroin detox, this makes things especially challenging. This is because heroin grips strongly on many vital systems, such as the brain stem and cerebral cortex. During detox, these systems can run haywire as they adjust to the cessation of heroin use. This can create a slew of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • Nausea
  • Muscular pain
  • Night sweats
  • Seizures
  • Teeth clattering
  • Tremors
  • Disorientation
  • Feeling cold
  • Weakness
  • Clammy skin

These are a few of the most common symptoms associated with heroin detox. Our medically monitored detox services help ensure that any complications of heroin detox are safely addressed. We provide round the clock monitoring to ensure all patients at our drug and alcohol detox center in Boca get the help they need to safely detox.

Generally, the withdrawals and symptoms of detox peak a few days after the last use of heroin. As the body struggles to adjust, symptoms can worsen before leveling off and eventually receding. Medically monitored detox ix key for safely navigating through heroin detox.


Our treatment professionals at Banyan Detox Boca Raton offer medically monitored detoxification services, helping patients find their sobriety. Call 888-280-4763 to learn more.

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Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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