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Can People Quit Heroin on Their Own?

When someone in British Columbia decides to quit heroin on his or her own, it can have various degrees of success, depending on the circumstances. However, for a long-time user, to quit on one’s own can be very painful. The first withdrawal symptoms will usually appear after 6 to 12 hours of having taken the last hit. Between the first and third day of quitting heroin, the withdrawal symptoms become more extreme. The withdrawal symptoms usually last between five to seven days. However, some people have been known to feel certain withdrawal symptoms weeks, sometimes months after having quit heroin.

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Some of the symptoms of withdrawal include fever, intense sweating, stomach pain, and anxiety. Those are just some of the symptoms. However, certain heroin addicts sometimes describe as just being in pain, all over, all the time. It is extremely demanding on the body, and many people will not be able to quit heroin completely, as sometimes the withdrawal symptoms are just too much to take, and it becomes easier to just take heroin to get rid of the symptoms. This is especially true for those in BC who have been long-term heroin users.

So it is much safer and often easier just to attend a detox program or drug rehab treatment in British Columbia in order to overcome heroin addiction fully in a supervised environment.

Source: http://addictions.about.com/od/dailylifewithaddiction/a/What-To-Expect-From-Heroin-Withdrawal.htm


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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