There are three FDA approved medications for helping heroin withdrawal:
Methadone: Changes how brain responds to pain. Reduces symptoms.Buprenorphine: Clinical opioid agonist. Produces weak reward.Naltrexone: Reduces cravings and prevents rewards.
After about a week, evidence-based treatment is the best way to maintain your recovery.
Why Professional Heroin Addiction Treatment is Important
The symptoms of heroin withdrawal are intense, and side effects of withdrawal may be life-threatening. Quitting cold-turkey, without support, can be dangerous, and rarely results in extended success.
Clinically proven treatments are designed to help you with through extended withdrawal. Learn more about your disease, develop new habits, and surround yourself with support while you work towards a life of recovery.
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