Heroin overdose deaths in Arizona decreased from 331 in 2017 to 111 in 2021. That’s good news and a sign that treatment programs like Wolf Creek Recovery’s heroin detox are effective, but we still have work to do. We’re determined to reduce heroin’s impact in our communities, lower those numbers even more, and empower people to overcome their heroin use disorder.

Will you or your loved one be the next person we meet? If your life has been touched by heroin use disorder, you know that touch is an understatement – it’s a condition that can be all-consuming and overwhelming. Whether you live with it yourself or you live with someone who has it, it’s a difficult path to walk.

Let your next step be heroin detox through Wolf Creek Recovery. We’ll connect you with one of our trusted partners for your program. Let us inspire you to take your life back.

Heroin Detox and Withdrawal

Heroin withdrawal is unpleasant and can come mere hours after the last dose of heroin. It happens because heroin use changes the way neurotransmitters and reward pathways work in your brain. Your brain adapts to having heroin in its system, so when the substance isn’t there, your brain doesn’t know what to do. As it tries to restore balance again, you experience withdrawal symptoms.

A heroin detox program will ensure you make it through withdrawal safely, and as painlessly as possible.

What to Expect From a Heroin Detox Program With Wolf Creek Recovery

When you contact us, we’ll get you connected with one of our trusted affiliate providers. In your detox program, you’ll stay at a facility while skilled medical professionals monitor you and your condition around the clock. You’ll receive all the care you need to make it through the detox process and set yourself up for success in your recovery.

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Treatment After Heroin Detox: Rehab

After you complete the detox process, you’ll continue to stay in our housing and transition to our long-term program. The program lasts 90 days, but both shorter and longer stays are available based on your needs and treatment goals.

During treatment, you’ll attend daily therapy sessions. Your treatment plan as a whole will be unique and customized to you, so you’ll have plenty of evidence-based options to choose from, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), family therapy, and more.

A major perk of Wolf Creek is our beautiful location in Prescott, Arizona, and the alternative therapy models it allows us to incorporate. You’ll spend time outdoors, participating in sports and other activities to supplement your recovery journey. Participation in these unique treatment options isn’t mandatory but is encouraged, because it’s a great way to build relationships, find new hobbies, and have some fun.

Dangers of At-Home Heroin Detox

Heroin withdrawal symptoms themselves are rarely deadly, but they’re painful. With them come intense cravings, and these factors together make stopping heroin use on your own incredibly difficult.

The chance of returning to heroin use when you try to quit and detox on your own is higher than if you detox safely in a treatment facility. If you do take heroin again, your potential of overdose is higher, because your body won’t be used to the same dose you used to take anymore.

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Heroin Withdrawal Timeline

How long withdrawal symptoms last varies from person to person, but they typically begin 6-12 hours after the last dose of heroin. Symptoms are at their worst 24-72 hours in and tend to ease up within a week. Some symptoms linger longer for certain people, but those who go through a heroin detox program are usually free from symptoms within the expected detox timeline.

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms

Heroin withdrawal symptoms are different for each person, too, but common symptoms include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle, bone, and body aches
  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Yawning
  • Increased body temperature and blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Heroin cravings
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Starting a Heroin Detox Program Through Wolf Creek

Are you ready to take your life back? Heroin use disorder doesn’t need to control you anymore. Wolf Creek can help. 

At Wolf Creek Recovery, we will meet you exactly where you are. No matter how long you’ve been using heroin or how much damage it’s done, you can still build a life you love. Contact us at 1-833-732-8202 and start your recovery journey today.