I think most people do not realize that the most strenuous element of heroin withdrawal at home is the mental aspect. This can be seen as a blending of depression and a strong feeling that this is going to go on forever, combined with the feeling of helplessness, hopelessness, and the belief that the withdraw is actually worse than it really is.
One thing addicts suffering from opiate withdrawal need to remember is that this feeling is only temporary and tell themselves that this too shall pass. Hollywood movies are great at portraying how bad withdrawing from heroin and other opiates but what one needs to keep in mind is that there are two parts to addiction to opiates which are the psychological and the physical.
In most cases it is the psychological part that plays havoc with the heroin addict. Another misconception about this is that people really think they can die from withdrawal but even though you may feel like your dying and trust me I have been there you will not die from it; however you can actually die from barbiturate or alcohol withdrawal and many folks do.
Symptoms of detoxing from heroin or other opiate medications
Most people have flu like symptoms when coming off heroin or other opiates which include goose bumps, diarrhea, aches and pains throughout the body, insomnia, cold or hot sweats, heroin cravings, and perhaps more that are not covered here.
If you need help to overcome heroin addiction there are plenty of treatment facilities out there that can help treat addiction to opiates of all kinds; including painkiller addiction.
If you happen to be addicted to painkillers I would look for a rehab that specializes in dealing with opiate withdrawal medically the main reason for this is that one can be detoxed from medications like, percocet, oxycontin, or morphine. I have personally been detoxed from heroin and other opiates in the past and I would recommend this method for those that fear withdrawal.
Find the right opiate addiction treatment facility
One of the best methods to find a rehab to treat withdrawal from opiates would be to ask someone you know that has been to rehab before they can more than likely refer you to a qualified treatment facility. If you do not happen to know someone that has been to treatment another good idea would be to search online. When you locate a few I would suggest that you give them all a call and when find the one that fits your needs schedule an appointment to come in I would also make sure that it is in driving distance from your home so friends and family can come and support you in your heroin addiction recovery.
It is possible for anyone to fight heroin addiction and find a new way to live clean and sober I say this because I have done it and have personally observed many others kick heroin.
The best way to beat addiction to drugs is to have a plan of action. I personally like to use an integrated approach. An integrated approach involves many different techniques when I got out of rehab I made a commitment that I was going to go for a long walk every day, attend meetings daily, and eat healthy, I also exercised daily.
Just remember that addiction is an equal opportunity destroyer and it does not care how much money you have in the bank, where you came from, or the color of your skin in the long run it always wins and things more often than not end badly.