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Heroin Detox

Our Los Angeles Heroin Detox

Heroin is a dangerous and highly addictive illicit drug that is made from morphine. It interacts with the body’s opioid receptors. These receptors are associated with feelings of pleasure and pain, as well as controlling breathing, heart rate, and sleeping.

Whenever individuals use heroin for an extended amount of time, they end up developing a tolerance to the substance. As a result, they require more amounts of the substance to feel the same high as before, which often leads to overdose. Once individuals develop a tolerance to heroin, they have a substance use disorder that requires medical treatment. 

At the same time, the body becomes dependent on the substance. This dependence causes the body to experience withdrawal symptoms whenever the individual significantly cuts back on their heroin usage or stops it altogether. These withdrawal symptoms are very painful, and they often cause individuals to reject initial treatment.

Even, the first step in the process of recovery is detoxing from the heroin. Because of the pain and dangers associated with detoxing, it’s imperative to select a heroin detox center. A Los Angeles heroin detox program will provide you the opportunity to detox in a safe and comfortable manner.

Veritas Detox specializes in medical heroin detox. With Veritas Detox on your side, you can begin your road to recovery today and create a treatment plan to achieve long-term recovery tomorrow. Give Veritas Detox a call today to learn more about our heroin detox program.


To help you reach lasting sobriety, we must first cleanse the mind and body of drugs and alcohol. Your detox will be supervised by our MD.

Residential Inpatient

Our residential inpatient program allows you to disconnect from the outside world and really dive deep into our therapies.

Partial Hospitalization

Our Partial Hospitalization Program allows you to receive vital, high-quality care without needing to stay on our facility full-time.

Aftercare Planning

From the moment you enter our program, we begin planning for your life after rehab. We provide resources, therapies, and more to continue helping you post-treatment.

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Meet and connect with individuals that have been in your shoes. Our Alumni community of past and present clients are always ready to provide guidance.


To really beat addiction, we must identify and treat any co-occurring mental health conditions that are acting as a roadblock to your recovery.

What Are Heroin Detox Symptoms?

Whether you detox by yourself or detox with the help of a medical team, you will still experience detox symptoms. Although the symptoms are not comfortable, knowing what to anticipate in advance can make the process less frightening.

Common symptoms associated with heroin detox include:

  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Watery eyes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle spasms
  • Intense cravings 
  • Sweats
  • Tremors
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Increased blood pressure 
  • Increased heart rate
  • Agitation

Because heroin is considered a short acting opioid, these withdrawal symptoms can begin just 6 to 24 hours after your last use. The entire duration of your heroin detox withdrawals can last 4 to 10 days, but symptoms will peak around the 48 to 72 hour mark.

Heroin Detox Timeline 

In addition to knowing the general symptoms of heroin detox withdrawal, it’s a good idea to understand the heroin detox timeline. This timeline will allow you to anticipate when the symptoms are at their worst and when you will start to feel better. Although every individual’s experience with detox is slightly different, most people experience a similar detox process.

  • 8 to 12 Hours After Last Use: Withdrawal symptoms can begin as early as 6 hours after an individual’s last use, but most individuals experience symptoms 8 to 12 hours after their last use. Withdrawal symptoms are mild during this time, but they will get progressively worse as time goes on.
  • 24 to 72 Hours After Last Use: Withdrawal symptoms will typically peak 24 to 72 hours after your last use. Symptoms of heroin detox are at their worst at this point. It’s important to receive medical care during this time to remain safe.

One Week After Last Use: For most individuals, withdrawal symptoms will subside after the 72 hour mark. Symptoms may last up to 10 days for individuals who are severely addicted, though. Symptoms during this time mimic early symptoms in their severity until they go away completely.

Why Should I Not Detox From Heroin Alone?

Nobody wants to be addicted to heroin. As such, many individuals consider detoxing alone. Although detoxing is necessary for recovery, you should never detox from heroin alone. The cold turkey approach to heroin detox is very painful, dangerous, and often ineffective. Instead, it’s best to detox at a heroin detox center.

Painful and Dangerous 

Detoxing from heroin is very painful and dangerous. By going at it alone, you put yourself in a painful and risky situation. The withdrawal symptoms themselves are dangerous and cause severe pain. To make matters worse, detoxing causes emotional distress, which can cause you to make poor choices and thus have an accident.

Chances of Relapse Are High 

Not only is detoxing on your own dangerous and painful, but it is often ineffective. Most individuals who detox on their own quickly relapse due to the pain associated with the process. In other words, detoxing on your own is often a waste of time because most individuals relapse shortly after attempting the detox.

Overdose Is Possible 

Once individuals relapse, chances of overdose increase. Due to the emotional and physical distress caused by withdrawal, individuals overestimate how much of the substance they need. As a result, overdosing is much more common whenever individuals try to detox on their own.

You Don’t Have to Detox Alone 

On top of the negative side effects of detoxing from heroin alone, you simply don’t have to do it. There are many options for a safe heroin detox in Washington, Los Angeles, and many other locations all around the globe. These facilities provide a safe and comfortable area for you to detox with the help of trained medical professionals.

Thus, there’s no point to put yourself through the trauma, pain, and danger of detoxing on your own because there are better alternatives out there.

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Veritas’s Heroin Detox Program in Los Angeles

Veritas Detox is a top-rated drug detox center in Los Angeles. Our facility specializes in helping individuals detox from heroin, alcohol, and other substances. Throughout the entire detox journey, our medical team is there to keep you as safe and comfortable as possible.

Medical Assessment 

The Veritas heroin detox program begins with a thorough medical assessment. This assessment is proctored by a medical doctor. It is used to determine how safe detox is for you and diagnose any coexisting health conditions. Through this assessment, our team will create a detox and treatment plan specific to your needs.

Psychological Assessment 

In addition to a medical assessment, you will receive a psychological assessment. The psychological assessment is routine for all patients, but we have an intensive psychological evaluation as well. This assessment will further help our team create a detox and treatment plan specific for you.

Medical Detox 

Once we have completed all the intake assessments, your detox journey begins. The process will be unique based on the substances in your system and how much of the substances are present. Regardless of your case, our medical team will be there to keep the process as comfortable and safe as possible.

Long-Term Treatment 

Following detox, we can help you find a treatment plan that allows you to achieve long-term recovery. We provide residential inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, and aftercare planning to help your recovery continue on track.

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Our team is dedicated to your well-being. We offer hope to those who feel lost and empower individuals to build a life of their dreams.

Get Help with Veritas Detox Today

If you or a loved one is suffering from heroin dependence and addiction, it’s important not to undergo detox on your own. The process is painful, dangerous, and often ineffective. Instead, select a Los Angeles heroin detox facility to be by your side during the process. 

Veritas Detox is a top drug detox center in Los Angeles. Our team can help you detox safely and find a treatment program that is right for you. Contact Veritas Detox today to begin your journey safely.

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Veritas Detox works with most insurance providers. Our admissions team works around-the-clock to ensure that those that need help have the access to get it. Verify your benefits and one of our treatment consultants will get back to you with more information on how you can get started.

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