Detoxification from Heroin and Other Opiates
Detoxing from opiates can be a frightening concept. For years, many of
us used to avoid withdrawal symptoms. It’s not easy to break that
pattern. We know trying to stop is difficult. Support Systems Homes’
clinically supervised detoxification process ensures that the
is safe and comfortable. A history of heavy drug use means it’s
important to go through the detoxification process while supervised by
professionals. As determined by our clinical team, Buprenorphine may be
used to manage withdrawal symptoms.
Cutting-edge protocols, expert clinical personnel, a safe,
supportive environment, and an introduction to the principles of
recovery are the keys to a successful detox experience.
Our clients are monitored by qualified, experienced staff 24 hours a
day. Clinical personnel supervise the process, and coordinate services
as needed. Each client is assigned a counselor to work with during
their stay and clients are encouraged to participate in educational
groups and group counseling sessions.
Counselors help guide the client through the detox
process, developing an individualized treatment plan. Clients learn to
and how to cope with them in a healthy way rather
than returning drug use. Clients also receive information and education
about longer-term treatment designed to promote abstinence from alcohol and other drugs.
Buprenorphine is a synthetic opiate agonist medication that was
approved by the FDA for treatment of opiate addiction. It enables us to
offer a detoxification protocol for addiction to heroin, morphine, demerol, methadone,
oxycontin (oxycodone), vicodin (hydrocodone) and other similar
narcotics. This rehab procedure minimizes the discomfort normally associated with
detoxing from these highly addictive substances.
Living with Addiction in
the San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond? Detox Safely at Support Systems
If it's time for you to get help with an addiction and you need detox, call our California drug treatment center at 800-811-1800. If you’re local to the Bay Area, call our San Jose number at 408-370-9688.