Detox for Heroin PA
Pennsylvania Drug Addiction Detox
Counties in Pennsylvania our drug detox serves:
Adams County Lackawanna County
Allegheny County Lancaster County
Armstrong County Lawrence County
Beaver County Lebanon County
Bedford County Lehigh County
Berks County Luzerne County
Blair County Lycoming County
Bradford County McKean County
Bucks County Mercer County
Butler County Mifflin County
Cambria County Monroe County
Cameron County Montgomery County
Carbon County Montour County
Centre County Northampton County
Chester County Northumberland County
Clarion County Perry County
Clearfield County Philadelphia County
Clinton County Pike County
Columbia County Potter County
Crawford County Schuylkill County
Cumberland County Snyder County
Dauphin County Somerset County
Delaware County Sullivan County
Elk County—Susquehanna County
Erie County—–Tioga County
Fayette County—–Union County
Forest County—–Venango County
Franklin County——–Warren County
Fulton County——Washington County
Greene County—-Wayne County
Huntingdon County—–Westmoreland County
Indiana County——Wyoming County
Jefferson County—–York County
What Does Heroin Withdrawal Look Like?
Heroin withdrawal symptoms may only last a week or so, but the symptoms can be severe and include:
Cravings for drugs
Medical detox providers use medications and therapy to soothe symptoms, boosting the chances that a person will move through withdrawal safely and successfully.
As prescription painkillers become harder to divert, obtain, and alter, many people addicted to opiates are turning to heroin as the answer.
Doctors have been less willing to prescribe medications, especially in states like Florida, formerly known for its pill mills, where tighter restrictions on prescribers led to a 23% drop in overdose deaths between 2010 and 2012.
The drugs themselves have been tweaked as well. In August 2010, an abuse deterrent version of Oxycontin was released to great fanfare. It was reformulated so it could not as easily be crushed or solubilized so abusers would have a difficult time injecting or snorting it. Within two years, the choice of oxycontin as a drug of abuse went from 35.6% to 12.8%.
That was the good news. The bad news is that the same study showed heroin use nearly doubled.
Heroin may be a cheaper alternative to powerful and addictive drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin, and CNN reports that close to half of injection heroin users abused a prescription opioid drug first.