Getting through Heroin Detox

There are a couple of different ways you might go through heroin detox.  Some of them are better than others.  Of course, the cost varies quite a bit too.

Let’s take a look:

1) Cold turkey - this is lots of fun, and can be even better than a sharp stick in the eye if you do it right.  Seriously though, this is your least desirable option, as any heroin addict already knows.  If you do it, try to sleep through it (duh) but that will be near impossible.  Take Benadryl every 4 hours and see if that helps.

2) Drug rehab – expensive, but if you can get funding for it (try Medicaid!) then you can usually have a halfway decent time getting through heroin detox.  If you can’t get funding then you might be out of luck though.

3) Ultra rapid detox – not covered by insurance, this is a new and expensive procedure where you can almost completely avoid withdrawal.  There is some risk of death, though.  Proceed with caution.