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About Novus Detox

Heroin Detox Information

Re-imagine your life addiction-free

Heroin is a drug made from the opium plant. It was originally developed by the Bayer Company and was promoted both as a less addictive alternative to morphine as a pain reliever and as a cough suppressant.

Shortly after its release, it was pointed out that heroin became morphine in the body and was highly addictive. It was banned in the United States and is now a Schedule I drug and there is no allowed medical use.

Heroin use can create:

  • Dependence (you have painful withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking heroin)
  • Addiction (you are dependent and also crave the feelings you get from heroin)
  • Dehydration
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Respiratory depression
  • Stomach problems
  • Death

How Heroin Works

Like other opium derivatives, heroin works primarily on endorphin receptors in the brain. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain inhibitors and are naturally produced by the body. If someone falls and hurts a leg, more endorphins are produced to try to counteract the resultant pain.

The heroin user is stimulating the endorphin receptors and the more heroin is used, the less that the body produces endorphin stimulation and relies more and more on the heroin.

Heroin Tolerance

One of the other factors that affects heroin users is tolerance. Tolerance is a condition where more and more of a drug is required to create the same effect. This is why heroin users typically find it necessary to ingest more and more heroin in order to prevent painful withdrawal symptoms and to achieve the euphoria that they seek.

Heroin Detox

Unlike alcohol or benzos, someone who stops using heroin is going to experience very painful symptoms, but heroin withdrawal rarely creates severe medical problems.

The exception is if the person has been using heroin and allowed their body to become:

  • Very dehydrated
  • Vitamin and mineral deficient
  • Saddled with untreated physiological conditions such as:
    • Teeth problems
    • Liver problems
    • Cardiovascular problems
    • Endocrine gland problems

If the person has any of these conditions, then their heroin withdrawal will be more likely to create more severe medical situations. This is why it is advised that these people only attempt their heroin detox under the care of a medical doctor or in a facility, like Novus Medical Detox Center, where you will have 24-hour medical supervision.

There is hope for a new life. Call to speak to one of our experienced & caring detox advisors today! (855) 464-8550

Heroin Withdrawal Pain

There is another reason why many heroin users want to come to an inpatient medical facility like Novus Medical Detox Center—to escape the pain of heroin withdrawal.

Most heroin users have either willingly or unwillingly entered into heroin withdrawal and experienced severe pain. In fact, it is often the pain of withdrawal that prevents heroin users from attempting to stop using heroin.

At Novus, we offer:

  • A home-like facility
  • A private or comfortable shared room
  • Medications as needed
  • Natural supplements
  • IV’s to hydrate and replenish essential vitamins and minerals
  • Delicious food

Many of our patients, even those who have been taking large amounts of heroin for a long time, write in their success stories how they experienced little if any pain or discomfort.

Heroin Treatment

Once withdrawn from heroin, our patients tell us how wonderful they feel. Many of them believe that they will never start using heroin again. However, the actual underlying reasons that the person started using heroin to handle problems in life are not handled by simply going through a heroin detox.

This is why it is estimated that 95% of the people who stop using heroin but don’t obtain rehab treatment will revert to using heroin.

It is for this reason that we recommend that our patients who withdraw from heroin at Novus enter a rehab program to ensure that they acquire new ways of solving the problems once addressed with heroin.

Of course, at Novus we know that people detoxing from heroin will often have unhandled medical conditions. It is for this reason that we try to help our patients find the right type of medical doctor in their area who will diagnose and treat any medical conditions found.

THE NOVUS DIFFERENCE

We develop an individualized medical detox program specifically for each of our patients, which means no recovery will look the same. Our delicious food, nutritional IVs and supplements, and specialized detox protocols are all designed to quicken the healing process. We understand that various addictions present a number of issues for the human body, so we create our IVs and diets to fit the needs of specific withdrawal symptoms.

Our process is all about you, which is why we have private and shared rooms available for our residents. Each room is outfitted with a TV, telephone, and access to the internet. We also provide educational classes that will show you how the drug or alcohol of your choice affects your body. We believe that to effectively fight off your withdrawal symptoms, it is important to know what you are fighting against and what to be prepared for.

To learn more about how we can help you,
call (855) 464-8550 today!

  • Personalized Detox Programs
  • Quality, Patient Focused Care
  • Medical & Personal Support with 24/ Accessibility
  • Enjoy a Therapeutic, Spa-Like Environment
  • Our Programs Combine the Best Medications & Holistic Supplements
  • We Offer Private or Comfortable-Shared Rooms

Success Stories

For a Sustainable Sobriety™
  • Heroin Detox Successes - Student (Heroin)

    It was good—very comfortable and relaxing, unlike any detox I've been to . I made the decision to go to rehab for further treatment. Student (Heroin) ...

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  • Heroin Detox Successes - Boat Captain (Heroin)

    Can’t think of a thing to better this operation. Each and every Novus employee at some time or another went out of their way to be helpful. I can’t ...

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  • Suboxone Detox Successes - Plumber (Heroin, Suboxone)

    No there’s nothing bad I could say about my stay at Novus. I have no complaints. I liked all the counselors; All Novus personnel were extremely ...

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Blog Articles

For a Sustainable Sobriety™
  • Heroin Detox Successes - Student (Heroin)

    It was good—very comfortable and relaxing, unlike any detox I've been to . I made the decision to go to rehab for further treatment. Student (Heroin) ...

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  • Heroin Detox Successes - Boat Captain (Heroin)

    Can’t think of a thing to better this operation. Each and every Novus employee at some time or another went out of their way to be helpful. I can’t ...

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  • Suboxone Detox Successes - Plumber (Heroin, Suboxone)

    No there’s nothing bad I could say about my stay at Novus. I have no complaints. I liked all the counselors; All Novus personnel were extremely ...

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  • Heroin Detox Successes - Student (Heroin, Percocet)

    While here I definitely realized that life through clear and sober eyes is definitely a more tranquil and peaceful way to live your life . Also, I ...

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  • Heroin Detox Successes - Small Business Owner/Operator (Heroin)

    Medical protocol: perfect. All Novus staff were equally helpful. Novus is great for “detox” but detox is only the first step and aftercare is critical ...

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  • Heroin Detox Successes - Self-Employed (OxyContin, Heroin, Xanax)

    Everything is pretty much perfect ... everyone here is great in my opinion. Novus really accommodates to anyone's diet and I notice a huge difference ...

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  • Heroin Detox Successes - Small Business Owner/Operator (Heroin)

    My stay at Novus was absolutely remarkable . After receiving treatment in several other detox facilities, my expectations were not very high. Those ...

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  • Heroin Detox Successes - Real Estate (Heroin, Methadone, Xanax, Valium)

    Before I came to Novus I was clean for 3 ½ years. While I was clean I was in a treatment program close to my home. During my time in that program I ...

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  • Heroin Detox Successes - Student (Heroin)

    Best detox I've ever been to. It was a very comfortable and supportive atmosphere. Everyone was awesome... I feel great , better than I've ever ...

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  • Will Delaware's New Attack on Heroin Be an Example to Other States?

    (Novus reports to professionals in the treatment industry to help support the help needed to handle the epidemic of addiction in the US.) Delaware has ...

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  • White House Heroin Program Targets Regional Hotspots, But Critics Say It Doesn't Go Far Enough

    The new White House Heroin Program Response Strategy is aimed at combating the national rise in heroin abuse by concentrating on regions of the ...

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  • New president of Northern Kentucky Med Society pledges more physician help for heroin crisis

    The new president of the Northern Kentucky Medical Society says he will ask the Society’s physicians to take a more active role in combating the ...

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  • Deaths from prescription painkillers and heroin have soared 200 percent since the year 2000

    The news stories we’ve been seeing and hearing about “soaring increases” in opioid addictions, overdoses and deaths are not over-blown media hype. A ...

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  • White House honors 10 citizens for leading efforts to stop the prescription opioid and heroin overdose

    In spite of her best efforts to help her son overcome his addiction, Justin Phillips lost 20-year-old Aaron to a heroin overdose in October, 2013. ...

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  • Florida's mayor says closing pill mills sparked the state's heroin epidemic

    One of Florida’s mayor of Orange County told a Senate subcommittee that she believes the state’s successful campaign to close over a thousand “pill ...

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  • 'Gray Death' - The Latest Deadly Heroin Mixture

    If someone you care about is abusing street-level opioids like heroin, this information could save their life. A new heroin-based mixture of opioids, ...

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  • America's drug deaths shifting from West to East - CDC

    In 1999, North and South Dakota were the only states in America with zero deaths from drug overdoses. America’s escalating prescription opioid ...

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  • The Cost of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

    Drug and alcohol abuse put the lives of countless people in the United States at risk every single day, but the damages go beyond what’s being done to ...

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  • Heroin Deaths Skyrocket in the Early 2000's

    Heroin use has always been a serious issue in the United States and across the world, but recent reports show that more people than ever are dying ...

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  • Almost Half of Heroin Users Also Struggle With Prescription Painkillers

    Heroin is often used as the poster child for addiction, but the vast majority of users found their introduction to drug use through another substance. ...

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