Detoxing from heroin at home

Detoxing from heroin does not need to be severe or uncomfortable. But you increase your risk of relapse when you detox from heroin on your own. More on the protocols used during clinical heroin detox, as well as time, symptoms, and their treatment here.

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Are you or a loved one ready for recovery from heroin addiction? Are you ready to begin the journey towards being clean? Recovery requires one step at a time, the first one being a thorough detox process.

What does the treatment entail? How long does it take to detox from heroin? What happens during and after the detox stage? And can you detox from heroin at home? Read more in this article to find out the answers to these questions. Then, feel free to ask additional one questions in the comments section below.

Detoxing from heroin addiction

Every case of drug addiction that is accompanied by drug dependence starts with detox. In this stage, the toxins from the drug leave the body and, as a result, withdrawal symptoms occur. When detoxing from heroin, these symptoms can be pretty uncomfortable. BUT heroin detox symptoms are treatable.

While medication-based therapies constitute an essential part of the whole detox treatment process, behavioral therapy that follows is not to be disregarded. During this period which can last as long as needed, patients may continue taking medications if/as prescribed by their physician. Behavioral therapies include individual and group counseling, contingency, cognitive-behavioral and are crucial to addressing underlying addiction issues.

Medications used during detox from heroin

First, detox from heroin includes the use of opiate substitution medications. Those used during heroin detox include methadone, naloxone, and buprenorphine. These opioids interact with the same receptors heroin does, yet they are less harmful. The purpose of taking these medications is to ease cravings for heroin and to delay withdrawal symptoms, thus avoiding a possible relapse.

Second, medications can be used during heroin detox to address specific symptoms as they occur. One medication that helps reduces the intensity of the withdrawal symptoms include clonidine. Antidepressants may also be prescribed during or after detox.

Detox from heroin time

So, just how long does it take to detox from heroin? Cleansing the body from heroin can happen pretty quickly. When you go cold turkey off heroin, symptoms tend to peak about 72 hours after last dose but resolve within 7-10 days. Still, it may take a longer period for the body to get used to the absence of heroin and fully recover from protracted withdrawal symptoms (PAWS). Detoxification can also be completed within hours if the individual is administered an opioid receptor antagonist such as naltrexone, in conjunction with anesthesia or sedation. However this method is much more expensive and can be dangerous, hence not recommended.

Generally, the time it takes to rid the body of heroin will depend a great deal on the method chosen. The most common treatment i.e. methadone maintenance treatment (MMT), is usually combined with behavioral treatment and can last for months, sometimes years, after acute detox. Since methadone creates physical dependency, it is necessary that the daily dose is gradually decreased over a course of time. While short term methadone therapy is also available and prescribed for a quick heroin detox, long term methadone therapy has shown better results.

Detoxing from heroin symptoms

While the symptoms of heroin detox are not lethal, they can be quite unpleasant and can trigger a relapse. That is why it is crucial to endure this period if one is determined to quit abusing the drug. The withdrawal symptoms that can accompany heroin detox include:

  • anxiety
  • abdominal cramps
  • bone and muscle pain
  • chills
  • constipation
  • cravings
  • diarrhea
  • disturbed sleep
  • enlarged pupils
  • fast pulse
  • high body temperature
  • high blood pressure
  • insomnia
  • fever
  • nausea
  • runny nose
  • sweating
  • tearing
  • vomiting

In few instances such as severe vomiting or diarrhea, an individual is likely to experience dehydration or electrolyte imbalance. In such cases, it is advised to take fluids containing electrolytes, or, if the individuals cannot keep the fluids down, IV therapy will be required. Moreover, cardiovascular diseases can get worse during heroin detox, especially if the individual experiences high blood pressure or sweating. Moreover, anxious people should be wary of panic attacks, while those who have been diagnosed with chronic pain should be prepared that the intensity of pain could be increased during detox.

Should you detox from heroin at home?

While it’s possible to detox from heroin at home, it is not advised. The success rates to stay clean in the long run are lower than with medically assisted detox. Additionally, quitting heroin abruptly (cold turkey) will cause intense withdrawal symptoms, thus increasing the possibility for a relapse. ALWAYS GET MEDICAL APPROVAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DETOX FROM HEROIN ON YOUR OWN. Some cases of poor general health, co-occurring disorders, or pre-existing medical conditions will require clinical detox under medical supervision.

If detoxing at home, it is advised to gradually cut down on the heroin dosage rather than entirely, so as to decrease the chances of relapse. However, given the discomfort of the withdrawal symptoms as well as the complications that may occur, it is highly recommended that individuals undergoing detox seek medical supervision, especially because aftercare is required if one wants to achieve lasting results.

Detoxing from heroin on your own

We hope to have addressed your main concerns in this article. But if we have not answered your question(s) about heroin detox or you would like to share your experience, please use the comment section below to do so. We will try to get back to you in a personalized and timely fashion.

References: NIDA: Drug Files on Heroin
NIH: Medical Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction
NCBI: Opiate withdrawal: inpatient versus outpatient programmes and preferred versus random assignment to treatment.
NCBI: Physical Detoxification Services for Withdrawal From Specific Substances
The Alabama Department of Mental Health: Substance Abuse – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: Acute treatment of withdrawal


About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.


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  1. Hi my name is Jack I want to do this I am so tired of this crazy life. I have Suboxone four strips of 8 mgs. When should I being taking the Suboxone please to email me.Hope to hear from you soon please. Thank you so much

    1. Hi Jack. Heroin is one of the hardest drugs to detox at home. Experts recommend that complete addiction treatment is required to quit heroin. Call the helpline you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultants who can help you find the best rehab that fits your needs.

  2. Hi. I have a love one who is using heavily. I want to help her detox at home. What will I need to help her detoxing? Any foods drinks? Heating pads ? Please help me help my love one.

    1. I need some help, I have a partner who is detoxing at home from heroin with pregablin tablets, What do I need to do to help him ???

  3. I’m a heroin user i only smoke it and have only been doing it for a year in a ready to get off it.i smoke 4 grams in a 3 days .I was woundering if it would be hard for me to do it .I have stride but the pain i have to deal with makes me go looking for it so i feel better. I moved to Org 2 months ago so i dont no there protacal her if i need to go to a doctor or if they have a saboxon. Clinic so i was woundering if you could help me on this matter thank you Sharon

    1. Hi Sharon. Heroin is one of the most difficult drugs to quit. I suggest that you call the helpline you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant who can help you find the best rehab option for you.

  4. Many a times I have quit smack n Brown sugar for more than 3 months. I had addnok 2 mg 2 timesbut man I don’t get to sleep at all.from last three months i m having 1 mg clonazepam but I m worried about the side effects.. I don’t feel strength in my body.i have sexual problem also like erectile dysfunction n premature ejaculation.. please suggest me better treatment for all the above mentioned problems.. I

    1. Hi Raja. Erectile dysfunction and sexual problems are common side effect of heroin. With your doctor’s help, and lifestyle changes you can probably make manage this conditions.

  5. Please can someone help me? I’m working but almost all of my money goes on heroin it’s gotten so out of control I’m feeling suicidal like what’s the point of going on if this is all I have, when I finish work it’s all I can think about if you contact me during work hours I may not be able to answer my phone straight away thankyou

    1. Hi Gerard. Call the helpline you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant.

  6. My girlfriend is on day 1 15 years on it never a day with out it I know I’m in for a fight she refuses treatment center she wants to do it here with me that’s the only way I can get her to come off it she has a trouble past like none I’ve seen I need help an first a list of things I need for her at first an long term

  7. I am at the vry frst stage of heroin.. i hve been in heroin from last 2 months.. now it has been 29 hours as i have not taken a single sniff.. bt the problem is IMSOMNIA.. can u please let me know.. when i will get bck my sleep?? I thnk two months is not so long.. please get bck asap

  8. Does pregablin 300mills prelong your rattle as l have done 4 days cold turkey at home only useing 300mill pregablin

  9. If a took heroin on sunday and got a swab on Tuesday from my drug worker will a be positive or negative please help

  10. My son is doing his withdrawal from heroin cold turkey. He can’t eat nor drink and has diarrhea. He lost a tremendous amt of it. He is dry heaving and so weak. I am scared. He left treatment center cause the clients are all walking around like zombies. What can i do. He won’t go back to rehab. He may die. People tend to shoot up right outside of the facilities. He has no insurance, 3 kids and a wife. Emetrol and Imodium are not working, he’s vomiting. (sigh)

    1. Hi Germaine. Yes, the ER can help you, but you may need 24/7 medical care. So, the safer way to detox from heroin is to do it in detox clinic. Call the helpline you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant.

  11. IAM currently shooting heroin and cocaine all day everyday my skin has recently turned nercotic and my arms and legs had huge craters that nearly turned septic and now I’m covered in scars I’ve been to prison never have been to detox or rehab I cannot afford it and have been reaching out for quite a long time to find a medical detox with no luck because I have no financial support I don’t want to die and need help is there any options cuz I feel as if I’ve failed all. Thanks

    1. Hi Chris. If you are looking for a rehab place, call the helpline you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant who can help you find the best rehab for you.

  12. I wanna quit the dope I try so hard but I’m still thinking about it what can I do for not thinh to much about the dope please help me I don’t want do the stupid dope again

    1. Hi Tung. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  13. I snore heroin for past couple month , but the last 3 day I do 1 snore envy 24 house do I get thing sick if I do 24 h

  14. I’m on day 8 of “warm turkey” home detox. After 36 hours 1 AutoZone day 2 3/4 day 3 half day 4 1/4 day 5 1/8 day 6 1/16 day 7 1/32. Tomorrow will be the morning of day 8 which began at 4 pm on day 7. I’m crying a lot restless legs and insomnia. I’m taking valium for no more than 10 days. I look like he’ll. Started 22 minutes of yoga yesterday and 60 today with normal chores. I’m still experiencing chills and sweats and extreme fatigue. I’ve used 5-14 bags a day for 5 or 6 years and did not taper. How long till I am able to look and feel “normal” the whole reason for my endeavor? I’m really wearing thin. Every night around 6 pm headache sweats restless a Hey legs and rough sleep even with valium. Early part of day I experience periods of mania where I’m artificially energized. Than the sadness and crash begin around 2….when does it get better? I’ve never made it so far even after spending 9k on ibogain. Help

  15. My child’s father will be arriving from out of the states to the states and he is going to be detoxing off of heroin and I want to do it in home. What can I give him to make him feel better to help with the pain and I know he’s going to have stomach problems and everything? We have a very young child still a baby so I’m sure the babies crying is going to add jatate also so I need some type of advice on what I can do and give him without having to take him to hospital we want him to have a fresh start with nobody knowing about the addiction.

  16. hey so I’m on mayday 4 with no heroin in my body but day 3 of actually feeling withdrawals. now i used for 4 years but only like 7 bags a day, its my 4th day no heroin butt 3rd day withdrawing . when do yu think ill be done ? i did do this cold turkey at home. wasn’t to bad but i feel it a lot today on day 4. =/

  17. I’m going to be helping a 25year old female in good as shape as one can be on heroin about5,8ft maybe 10/15 pounds over I deal wait over good shape what food exercise and so on should be done

  18. My son has been smoking heroin for 2 years, at first not every day. Recently he has been smoking 2/4 balloons a day. He has Suboxone, which he was on but has refused to take for the last couple of months. How can I help him detox off heroin and start the Suboxone again? I don’t want to make his withdrawal worse than he thinks it will be. I have refused to give him money or his phone so he can’t get any but all he wants to do is stay in his room and isolate from the rest of the family. HELP!!!

  19. I am going to attempt to withdrawal all my own at home this weekend I use it by snorting and only do three to four bags a day can I do this on my own

  20. I’m a 37 yr old man with high blood pressure and I’m a iv drug user and I want badly to get healthy and quit this God forsaken drug once and for all I have a 7 month old son that needs me around …what would you recommend me doing I have clonidine and subs but I can’t take the 24 hr abstanence from drugs I do 2-3 grams a day and I’m scared I may die because of the high bp I need all the help I can get

  21. Hi I been clean of heroin for 3 years I recently relapsed I been using for a week scared shitless of withdrawal do you think they will be bad if I go cold turkey

  22. I’m in the process of quitting and I can deal with the mental and some of the physical just the only thing I can’t handle is the restless arms and legs syndrome….does anyone here know any good tips to go through that cuz going through withdrawals is gunna be a cake walk if I can get rid of the restless syndromes…

  23. I have a few questions I am looking to taper myself off heroin and get off of it at home I decided not to rehab this time my phone the past and rather do it in the comfort of my own home if you questions I’m looking to be off of it completely and seven days I only have a three bag it a habit right now I’m looking to make a Calendar church last schedule I was thinking day one 2 1/2 bags date to two bags D3 two bags before a bag and a half D5 a bag DAY6 half a bag and a seven I have a bag I also thought that grabbing a few methadone pills or Suboxone or some text to pills that help some crate him I get prescribed benzo‘s ginger Al Gatorade make sure I have cigarettes as well and maybe some I’m odium can you tell me Anything else I should buy before I start my detox any other tips or tricks or things I should be doing prior to detox before and during detox and tapering thank you

  24. Hi, I have been using heroine from last 5 years n have gone for detoxification several times, but due to some mental stress or just for the same feeling of pleasure I get hooked to this abuse, this time I have been using heroine from a month, but this time I wanted to quit it without telling or showing anyone, there iam it has been 60 hours now iam feeling OK, I used bupernorphiene 2mg sublingual tabs,three on the first day, two on the second. My body is sweating but it’s OK just 20 more hours n iam sure il be fine with the grace of almighty God, yes I can beat this habbit n I for sure will beat it. If I choose to take heroine Now it’s my personal choice to just quit it. Thankx a lot for all the information about this drug. May god bless you all always :>

  25. I took the time to find this website and post this because I promised myself I would. WE DID IT! It was so incredibly difficult, but with a few medications and time, we did it. My fiancé is an addict, he’s gone through withdrawal before, both unmedicated and not; (In rehab and at home). When we met, he’d never touch it again, but on a vacation he inadvertently took something with just enough Opium to make him crave heroin and before I knew it, he was hooked again. If he went more than 10 or so hours without it he would get so incredibly sick. You don’t really even start to understand it until you see it, experience it, live it. Some times I wished the pain on myself because I’d rather deal with it than watch him suffer. It is so incredibly dangerous, it literally is the devil. He wanted more and more to stop using and get off of it, but every time he would try, we could barely get through the first day without him using again. We tried four or five times, but he’d find a way. It’s very difficult to watch and go through this with someone, so kudos to anyone who has. I wasn’t even as strong as I should’ve been, I would let him find and relapse. Because at that point I just wanted to see him out of the pain. The time we were successful, I took his phone with me to work so he wouldn’t have any way to contact his supplier. If you’re doing it at home, cold turkey, Imodium will be your best friend. Also use sleep aids, and Hanson’s (?) restful legs. Take baths. And someone to distract you, encourage you, and most importantly make choices for you, because when it gets bad, you’ll do anything for relief. One tiny hint of it will make someone feel better instantly. It’s quite amazing actually. Good luck and get off that shit. It will take lives and destroy relationships. If you need more info or want to talk, feel free to reach out.

  26. I was a heroin addict for around 10 years. Also a late starter. Ended up in jail only for a short time but that didn’t deter me. I lied, stole and to be honest didn’t give a damn about anything except my next hit. My boyfriend at the time treated me like shit and I just put up with it. I went I. The suboxone program but only took that when I couldn’t get heroin. I lost my family friends everything I owned and finally hit rock bottom. One day I just hit severe rock bottom and just decided I hated all these pigs that supplied me and really did t give a shit if I died in the gutter. Anyway I got some Val’s and sleeping tablets and went cold turkey. I was so bloody sick and the temptation to score was a huge. I’m a pretty stubborn person and I preserverd. I rennet taking back about 69 8 mg suboxone tabs to my pharmacy and he said I couldn’t go off that quick and it should take around 12
    Months. I’m now clean for two years and it never crosses my mind. I’m working full time and have been for two years and never looked back. You really have to want to do it and I just got to the stage where I hated me. I am a strong person and I can beat anything life throws at me. I hope other people find this useful and im more than happy to help if I can. Life’s got so much to offer than living day to day and wondering where your going to get your next fix. Best of luck peoples xx

  27. Hey i have detoxed at home off heroin did take srupid subs for first 4 days then 3 times after last dose was 1/2mg. Its been over 6 weeks since last used iv heroin been 4 weeks since last used subs still cant sleep have no dr have no help i have always had horrific insomnia and horrid anxiety. Im not righth i cant see right slurimg words im positive its from mo sleep. 15 yrs ago when was never on any opiate i went 9 days 6 hrs without sleep and the dr said to my husband i would be dead withing 2 days if i didnt sleep. Wasnt on any drugs it was my fucked up brain that kept me from sleeping. Need to know if i took like 1/2mg of subs because im going to die from not sleeping so if i took this will it add mpre wds cant go back not an option but also so afraid if i take a sub i wont be ok that shits some messed up crap that i dont even believe should be prescribed so im basically afraid if i do i will suffer more but i cant sleep so do i just let myself die cuz no help fpr me

  28. My son has been in my home detoxing for 6 days now. I took him to the ER on day two. They gave him clonidine, hydroxyzine, and ondansetron for the stomach upset. We called daily to get him on the waiting/call list for a bed in a detox unit. He has still not been called in. My question is, should I just start firming up plans for rehab, or continue to try and get him in detox?

  29. Hello there my names Richard 38 just need some advice I was a heroin addict for 13ysars then came a point in my life I thought I’m done went on methadone reduced to subutex then completely off from that point was clean for 10 years not once did I chase it think of it got married had kids life sweet now unfortunately I’ve just got divorced and have stupidly relapsed I’ve been in a state of depression over divorce and parting from kids been using for approx 9weeks now but for some reason I’ve woke this morning to think what am I doing I don’t want this I’m stopping now haven’t used today last smoke was 5 this morning and just starting to get quite bad now I’m doing a home detox because I can’t wait 18 weeks on a waiting list at local drug treatment centre I’m self detoxing but all I have to help me through is valium and co dyromol will using the co dyromol tablets work like dehydracodein which I’ve used many times at home detoxing thanks for your time Richard.

    1. Hi Richard. I’m really sorry to hear about your struggles. At home heroin detox can be very dangerous. Moreover, when detoxing at home, it is advised to gradually cut down on the heroin dosage rather than entirely, so as to decrease the chances of relapse. I suggest you consult a doctor about which medications to use if you can’t for that long for a local drug treatment center. It is also advisable to have someone supporting you during your withdrawal. It can be a friend, or a family member. For help finding another rehab you can always call 1-877-459-9299.

  30. Doing a home detox going into 3 rd day. Slept last night. Woke up. Feeling better than yesterday. I’ve been on Herion for about 23 yr on and off. Done home detox before several times. Without any medical help. Think that’s how I’ve relapsed. Too embrassed too ask for medical help. Well that’s me. Iam using the now 2 x 50 mg tablets of pregabline. A sleeping tablet at night. Along with benlyn too aid me sleep. And 3 x 2 mg of Valium for 3 days none left. So hopefullly this time I can rid my self of it. As had too stop. Work dried up. I’ve never injected it before. Just smoked it. Hope this message helps others. As just remember too don’t over think. Watch tv. Read. Exercise . get up make ur bed. Get washed. Ur feel better just doing simple things believe me you’ll feel better each day ur clean. Live not easy. Better living it than too be oblivious too it. Well all the best to me and you

  31. My boyfriend is on drugs bad and need help he say he won’t out and I don’t won’t him to die he on herion bad please we need your help I’m bye his side but don’t no how much longer I can take him doing drugs I’m not on that never have never will but he need help asap before its to late.

    1. Hi Luwanda. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your boyfriend’s treatment needs.

  32. I have four cases going on in my family at the moment. My sister and boyfriend who detox themselves. It was a success. But my sister has been mentally and emotionally not the same. Her boyfriend hasn’t been the altered in anyway. He was on it longer. My brother can’t seem to find strength for the fight. My boyfriend has just started cold turkey detox. He and my brother have been using the drug back and forth over the last twenty years. They want to quit. I’m their nurse most the time. But I need something other than more medicine to treat them.

  33. Thank you for the information provided above but i was wondering if you could give me more advice to do at home treatment as in what would be the best opiate blocker medication or any med that does not have opiates in them for detoxing and what else should be assisted with the medications as in any other meds or maybe a daily routine or other positive habits to help replace the negative habit or to stay in bed more or if physical activity may be better but just anything extra at all like that and etc that will help me go all the way through with it without a relapse and to make it more comfortable. Also with the meds you refer me to look into, how do you properly take them as in quantity and how to lower the dosages in what kind of time frame and how many you should get at one time to do it right the first time and anything else you may think would help me. thank you so very much and have a wonderful day hope to hear from you soon!

  34. Hi my mom is 59 years old she’s been on heroien 4 yrs now and she wants to stop so bad but she’s scared of withdrawal but she really wants help she tells me everyday plz help she’s on Medicaid. Can u die from withdrawl

    1. Hi Virena. Call the helpline you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant who can help you find the best treatment for your mom.

  35. Hi, so I have been smoking heroin for about 9 years. I went through detox last year and stayed clean for about 3 months till I was living homeless in Santa Barbara and drugs were everywhere and I felt alone and depressed. I thought I could use a few times and not become addicted to it again. Stupid mistake. Long story short, I have a horrible cough (which completely went away in less than the 8 days I spent in Detox) I wake up unable to breathe and I have to smoke as soon as I wake up just so I’m not sick. I just want to live a normal life. I want my life back so badly. My doctor put me on methadone, which I have used before during a Methadone Maintenance Program I was on a few years back. I used to take about 180 mg a day, so the 10 mg pills my doctor prescribed me seemed like a joke. Take one every 8 hours!?!?! So I was taking 10 at a time when I was low on my supply (which I have never had to physically, sexually or otherwise, pay for) and I stopped taking them about 2 weeks ago all together. I have been calling Detox Centers for months, as I did to get in last year, and I can’t get in ANYWHERE!. I went to two different hospitals in the past few days, one doctor wrote me a prescription for Clonadin, Adivan and something else for nausea. So I’ve been trying to detox at home, but I’ve already relapsed twice because of the pain and fear. Now, after reading these blogs I am concerned that this is much more dangerous than I thought it was. I’ve always heard “It will feel like you’re dying, but you will not die from detoxing heroin.” Is this false information?? Is it dangerous?? Or will I be okay doing this at home?? I have the support of my mom, dad and sister. My mom has been acting as my nurse bringing me my meds, but she doesn’t understand addiction at all. And she caught me smoking and threw it away. Now she’s been acting different, still brings me my meds but thinks I’m fooling myself and wasting both our time and the meds I need. What should I do?

  36. Im withdrawing at home atm with a friend that dosent use here to keep an eye on me its right at the start of the withdrawle stage is there any thing such as pills or other medication i can take to help easy the symtoms mainy my legs aching

  37. What can I do for my daughter moved to another state was in meth treatment could not get her to medpro because they were closed so she is with drawing with nothing what can I do to help her

    1. Hi Mary. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  38. I have taken herion for last 10 days and now from last two days i have not taken i cant sleep its major problem so i want to be as normal as i was first

  39. My wife and I have been snorting herion for over a year and want to quit.our faimlys think we are addicted to pills only.we want to detox but it is so hard to get help in are state.we want to detox but don’t think we can please help.

    1. Hi Jack. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  40. I would like to know what types of over the counter medications can help significantly when going through a withdrawal at home off of heroin.

  41. Not addicted to drugs but have absolutely buddy who enjoys some and gets dope sick off the white girl. What is the best result for detoxing? He’s been throwing up for two weeks and he can’t hold anything down. Need some advice for doing it at home. Please and thank you so much!!!!

  42. i quit snorting herion but i dont want to that my family knew that i used not go through pain i start using ecstacy pills to hide my pain from people so now i m going to stop ecstacy pills too will i go through widhrawal symptoms again

    1. Hi Jaky. You may also become addicted to ecstasy, and experience withdrawal symptoms once you’ve stopped. I suggest that you call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7.

  43. Hello my name is kenny looking for some help please im only snotting a lettle maybe a quarter maybe 1/3a day I would like to know what the best way to get rid of the cramping of the legs that’s what bothers me the most if you can advise me on what to take or what to do that would be very helpful to me thank you so much waiting for your reply thank you

    1. Hi Neil. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  44. Hello I have been using heroin non injection only sniffing for 5 years straight a $200-$300 a day habit and I went 50 hours without using anything and had the crappy crawling couldn’t stay still at all feeling so I ended up going to the Emergency room where they administered Iv fluids a shot of advan in the ass and over a 12 hour period 3 dosss of clondine which did nothing to ease the issues and finally after the last dose of clondine i fell asleep but then some social guy came in and woke me Up. Well the say I got out i bought a $40 bag which I made last me 2 days and I had no other symptoms within the 50 hours other than the creepy crawling feelings but when the 2nd day of using thst 40 bag I started sneezing puking and having diarrhea but I think the diarrhea was from all the stuff they gave me in the hospital. So my question is since I’m doing this cold turkey can I ween myself tapering off lowering my levels so It won’t be as severe? Because all of a sudden. I’m getting the itching feelings I got when I first started using. So do you think I’ll have a less harder time detoxing from home if my levels are lower?

    1. Hi Christina. Heroin addiction is one of the hardest to overcome. The safest way to quit the drug is under medical supervision. I suggest that you call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  45. Im 29 yrs old. I have been smoking heroin everday all day for almost 4 years since my mom died. I have over a ball a day habit. Thats about 3 grams sometimes more a day. I start to feel really uncomfortable after only a few hours. I have a heart condition supraventriculartachycardia. I am afraid to come down cause it seems to trigger heart episodes. I have never gone longer than 24 hrs with out it. I feel like if I try to come down it might just kill me. I wish I had my mom I know she could help me. I want to get off this crap bit I feel like it’s almost to lTe gor me. I feel like im saturated in heroin and if I quit my body will freak out so bad. I dont know what to do i cant do this cold turkey. I had a bad reaction to siboxone when I tried it I dont know what to do.

    1. Hi Jessica. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  46. I have had back surgery in February of 2017 , it’s impossible to stop taking my Norco I have severe pain in my my lower back and down my legs.its been a little over a year since I started using ,I don’t use needles I’ve only snorted it , it takes my pain away immediately, but it has ruined my financial income , I desperately want to quit , I have other health problems such as depression, PTSD I’m on Clonazepam and paxil and welbutrin. I’m on disability and I also have extreme anxiety and panic attacks and restless leg syndrome. I’m afraid of losing my disability and am afraid of talking to my doctor. I’m 54 and have never done drugs in my life , I’m desperate to be the person I used to be please I’m begging for help.please help me

    1. Hi Lynette. Call the helpline you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant.

  47. This is the fifth detox for my daughter. She is doing this at home. She has been in rehab programs twice now both 90 day programs. It is all we could afford $60 thousand dollars later. They do not work nor did the after care nor did any other treatment. I am lost disgusted and absolutely st my whits end! So please tell me what are the next steps! Our lives are ripped apart we are older adults in our 60s. So instead of enjoying any years we have we are taking care of and adult opiate addict!

    1. Hi K. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7.

  48. I wanna know if I have high blood pressure and diabetes and I am a everyday heroin user,how long will it take for me to “cold turkey” from heroin? Thanks Kim

    1. Hi Tony (or Kim). It’s not recommended to quit heroin cold turkey, especially if you have other medical conditions. I suggest that you call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  49. Is there anything you can but over the counter to help with heroin withdraws? If so please text me back with anything that will help
    Thank You.

  50. Hi I have been detoxino on my own for almost three months now and it’s making me feel sucker every day so how much longer will it take for me to be cleaned up

  51. Hey guys i havent been doing it for long but i kbow i have a problem and i cant stop i just had a baby and i cant keep going with this ive lost friends to it i just dont know what to do and i cant go to detox

    1. Hi Many. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7.

    1. Hi Krystal. You may reduce medication, and with heroin is a bit different. You may need a heroin rehab program that fits your needs. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7.

  52. Please its a request doent ever try it once , it is the modt addictive thing , if you tried it once , you surely go for it for second time and then daily and now your are addicted and you dont even know ,, and the worst part is when you try to stop doing it , its withdrawals won’t let you do that (personal experience) your whole body will pain like hell , and dont even think for atleast 3-4 days that you can sleep easlily with taking sleeping pills it doest work and make you more jitter… and you feel like not eating anything and your body temperature is like withing seconds it changes to extreme cold or hot , and the worst part is the sweating , you sweat like hell and it stinks , and you were like please god save me (personal experience) .. pleasse guyss dont try this shit even once ..
    your well wisher

  53. Hey Everybody, I pray you all are fine and the writer of these blogs is doing a fantastic job. Well I have detoxed of heroin at home 3 times but unfortunately I relapsed just because of my heart breaks, again and again breakups with my Girlfriend and the funny thing is same girl. Well I loved her a lot , but now I have realized that it much better to accept the reality that she will never be mine.
    Well my question from you is that I only face the main problem/withdrawal is Body pain and restless legs. Kindly tell me the best and the least additive medicine that I can buy easily from the market . I live in Pakistan, here you can not buy some medicines without prescription, kindly tell me a medicine for the acute body pain and restlessness of my legs. I will start doing less heroin from now onwards. But I need a good pain killer, with higher potency. Thanks a lot in advance, Sir I will wait for you E-mail as soon as possible so that I can start my detoxification. And get back to my life fast. I’m a business student and working with my father as he has his own business but I can not afford Expensive medicines as my father does not know about my intake of heroin.
    Can I take tonoflex? or cenflex? or postan fort ? or Caflam ? these all are the pain killers but I do not know which are the best. And also tell how much times a day I should take the pain killer .

    I past I have done this cold turkey many times but I use to lay on bed for two days and crying on my mother’s lap but this time I really do not want to disturb my family I just want to leave it and work along my detox process. And yes for sleep I take Rivotril .5mg, I usually take two tablets for first 3 days than I start taking only one before going to bed and after maximum 7 days I leave taking any medicine and I get totally fine. This time I thought to take one can of beer as summers are going and its like makes you a bit numb, we can say its an alternative of Heroin, I know if you smoke hash it increases your craving for heroin. Please reply fast I need help this time Please.

  54. I live in Madison WI I have been to my doctor about my addiction to heroin im tired of being on this drug and can’t seem to get them to treat me with Suboxone at home I am afraid that I might do or get something from someone that is not heroin is there any place I can go to tomorrow for help I am in great fear of dying

    1. Hi Marcia. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  55. I am trying – its been 6 months, I took it because I was in severe pain – I have lupus and use weed to assist with the muscle and joint pains, my bf introduced me to H which helped immediately and Ive been on it ever since – im on a bag a day now. I’ve lost so much already. I’ve tried detoxing at home with methodone but it didn’t work – I’d get to the 2nd or 3rd day for the most and use again. But this time Im determined to kick it – im at work now having used my last this morning…am planning on detoxing at home with sleeping tabs and vitamins…the past couple of times I tried I felt bad abdominal pains, diarrhea, nausea, feet – legs and hands really sore – extremely emotional….runny nose, throwing up. Im hoping that it isn’t as bad this time around however I am prepared to take whatever comes – I cant find veins anymore and I cant afford it anymore either. Ive lost way too much. I cant go to a rehab because I cant afford to lose my job – so I’ve taken off 2 days next week hoping that 5 days will be good enough to detox….strength to all of you who are in the same boat – lets do this – lets not let it dictate our lives anylonger – we are better than H!!

  56. hi i live in newark nj grew up in jersey city i am 21 since i moved to newark theres been nuthing but trouble for my fams bad luck plus my mamma rest in peace just past away yesterday, well i guess what im trying to say is im going through all this shit n not blamin newark it was the people i chilled wit, am i the one thats bringin all this shit luck into my home n my fams i mean if you think about it we addicts obviusly started this to our selves i sound like a fuckin hipacrit bout now but what we do in this worl rubs off on our loved ones wether u think they might not know your see my father knows all the time he knows! i tried everything to get away with it he dnt say nunnin but wen he dont say nuthin it kills me inside cause when i was younger my mothers mother always told me that my sister is better than me n shes smarter n that my parents whole famil love her more, and that i dnt deserve to been born i was a mistake, dumb bitch also used to abuise my mother horrorifly!! anyway my point is ive been to detoxes and 21 day reab once but if i dint go to the 21 day id stick it out on the rehab ward for two weeks, and i started using 12/19/2016 and i aint got no more veins IM SICK OF THIS HORSESHIT! since ive been to so many rehabes n the day i got out i used cause all they did in rehab was fucking talk about it like its a fucking joy sticking myself wit this shit im a paranoid skitzophrenic i was diagnosedwit multiple skerosis so what should i do?

    plz comment…..
    helpfull shit not thaoh can i get high off this? this fuck me man people on here tryin get real hel b doin somin wit our fuckin lives so can u help a bitch out?

    1. Hi Regina. I’m really sorry for your loss… Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  57. I have been using for about 2 years. Where I’m from we get it in black tar form. I started out mixing it with water & sleep aids, and snorting it. I remember vividly the first time I started experiencing withdrawals. I had slept in too late that morning, so it had been about 10 hours since my last use. Waking up drenched in sweat to the point my sheets were wet, yet had goosebumps covering my entire body. My muscles hurt so badly I felt weak. As I tried to get out of bed I began seeing blotchy spots, which I later learned was from elevated blood pressure. I remember calling my fiancé crying, telling him I thought maybe I had some type of flu the way my muscles ached, and needed to go to the ER immediately. I had never experienced anything like this in my life. He asked me, “have you done any today?” I told him no I didn’t even feel well enough to even mix up a batch. He told me Thats what I needed to do, so I managed to do so, shaking and sweating just feeling awful. Sure enough, half an hour later all of my symptoms had vanished. That was the day I truly realized I had a problem. I knew then it was too late to turn back now. I experience these symptoms now nearly every time I get out of bed in the morning. I feel helpless every time I get out of bed. It isn’t something you can describe to someone who hasn’t experienced this themselves. I don’t do H to get high anymore, I do it to feel normal. At this point I am willing to do anything it takes to get my life back. I know I did this to myself, but as a human being we all mistakes, and don’t think we should be degraded as people for it. My fiancé has been baddeling between H and methadone for the past 6 years of his life, and told me it isn’t anything I wanted to mess with. He explained to me the way withdrawals felt, and how methadone in itself will make you experience severe physical withdrawals. Me being young, and thinking I could handle anything hell I had got through so many addictions (including meth), I thought I could handle anything. I didn’t think there was a chance I would ever become physically addicted to H considering the amount of time it actually took it to start happening. It took awhile, and I remember thinking to myself “I got this under control, I can do it every now and then and be just fine.” Wish that was the case. It wasn’t 6 months before it became a daily thing, just part of life. Meth addiction doesn’t even come close to comparing to this. With the ice I would come down and just sleep for days, wake up and yes of course I would crave it (but it was all a mental thing, I had done it so long it was all I knew, all in my head, never experienced any physical withdrawals).

  58. I been with my boyfriend almost 2years in the past months his heroin addiction has taken over. The past couple days he is trying to detox at home . I don’t know what to do it’s very upsetting watching him go through this . He won’t go to hospital please help. He doesn’t have health insurance.

    1. Hi Cammie. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7.

  59. On my third day feel like ended it in so much pain can bairley..stand up please help….dont know how much more I can tame

  60. I was trying to find alternative methods and/or medications for withdrawaling off heroin . I’ve tried every method I could or I should say was able to test. I was so close to finally having a sober unsick happy normal life but it occurred to me 4 months in, that eventually at some point down the line, I was gonna have to wiene off the suboxone an was essentially gonna go thru withdrawals similar if not even WORSE then I was avoiding going thru, From detoxing off the heroin ! N that idk why, it hadnt dawned on me before I started taking the “medication” to do a lil bit of research on it 1st. That was the 1st time out of every attempt, that I was ready to quit for me , not for someone else , an the fact I was actually READY. I woke up that morning and instead of thinking bout how to get my morning fix , I said I can NOT do this anymore..I deserve a better life, I didn’t wanna end up like my addict dad , went an. checked myself in to the mental health floor in the hospital … An that’s when the doc put me on subs an I just ended up getting addicted to those. If it aint natural or been used for decades then I’m no longer trusting it. Idc what anyone or any doc has to say to argue with me when I say this, but subs are just another opioid , just another substance to get addicted to an becomes abused . good old fashioned green aka God’s natural cure all .. Add the right kind an the right dosage of vitamins n herbs plus last but not least… EVERY OUNCE N BIT OF FAITH FULL WITH COMPLETE WILLPOWER-DRIVE-DETERMINATION-WANT- AND BELIEF .. Thats a reciepe for success right there . They need to hurry up and legalize cannabis everywhere , every state for every reason a person has seriously. They don’t realize just how much of a difference cannabis makes, and how many uses it truely has. Other then Marijuanna, I was wondering EXACTLY what minerals n vitamins I should look for n try. N if and what other websites I could check out that you think has information/studies I would be interested in an maybe find useful n helpful . thank u so much for your time and for your article it had a few facts n information I didn’t know . I’ve been battling my drug addiction for almost over 10yrs now, I’ve had many failed attempts , some temporary success attempts , I’ve given up .. Let myself jump in the deep-end but either way I always find my way back to the surface and keep swimming until I can finally reach the shore 1 day n never fall back under. I believe what is truely going to bring me success in my sobriety with opiods n help me keep it successful, is CHM , cannabis – in any&all forms-, and researching/practicing natural remedies n methods. Any information you have or come across, you happen to remember this, that u feel is helpful please do pass it along thank u so much for your time n listening to my babble lol may all your most cherished wishs in life, come true ❤???

  61. I am going to try and get off this stuff in a few days i have never used H and only been doing it for about 1 week but i developed a tolerance fast i can do two bags in a day and i am not very good with just being a bit dope sick i used to take suboxone but it stopped working for me so i started H and i do not want to use it anymore i want off and out but do any of you know its methadone is a better to use? or should i try just going to an ER for help or will they just treat me like crap?

    1. Hi Kareena. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7.

  62. I am currently going through day one of heroin cold turkey stay at home recovery. I have tried methadone at a Clinic near my home but felt like a zombie and it is easily abused. If you have a super addictive minipulative personality it is very easy to tell the doc that the dosage given did not help what so ever. I soon realized that I was abusing the dosage from the clinic and thought to myself why am I postponing the enevidible withdrawals from methadone. What is The point of going through withdrawals from the heroin to jump on methadone and to inevitably go through them again. Why get physically depentdant on methadone why not just go through the withdrawal of heroin one time and one time only . That is my logic. My best advice is to be set up with Gatorade vitamin water fruits and vegetable protein shake to at least have some electrolytes and good healthy carbs and proteins in your body so that you don’t feel fatigue and sick . my best advice is to be set up with Gatorade vitamin water for her and vegetable protein shake to at least have some electrolytes and good healthy carbs and proteins in your body. I have tried to stop cold turkey before and didn’t have my fridge stocked with good healthy food and found myself not eating for three days straight then your mind well trick itself into thinking that it is weak and needs to use asap. if you set yourself up for success you will be better off. I was experiencing severe depression and self worthlessness. I was super depressed and just wanted to kill myself the last time I tried to stop at home but now I am mentally and physically prepared . ALSO what helps is going for a walk in the sun I know that’s the last thing that you want to do is exercise but that balances out your emotions and releases your natural endorphins after you exercise , also reading the Bible and scriptures how ALOT …

  63. Hi I’ve been on heroin for 24 years and on a methadone script for 7 years and I want to be free from both I know have to stop the heroin first then reduce of the methadone it’s just so hard when you have done this every day of the week for all them years, I fell traped and lost I need some help as to stopping it all, I do attend a clinic who prescribed my methadone but as for coming of it there not much help it’s just here’s your prescription see you in 8 weeks, and that’s ok for some but I’m fed up with this life my family know all about the drugs but they think I’m clean as 12 years ago I did get clean but relapsed and I’ve been hiding it ever since, I’m just so fed up with being an addict I need some proper help and advice

    1. Hi Nikki. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with confidential helpline consultants available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  64. I am a mother of a 24 year old son that does heroin. He does not shoot up as far as I know. I truly need help with him. I do not want to loose him. I already have a nephew in prison for quite sometime. He is the same age as my son.Which I will not go there. He knows he has a problem and has admitted to me. I’ve seen him cry and just plain lash out at me for know reason.. He carries a full time job. And makes good $$. But has nothing to show for it other than pay his rent and utility bills, has and cigarettes. Most of the time. I myself is going thru major health issues, but my son means way more to me than myself. He has so long to live and myself not so much. I would like to have a intervention with him. I myself have medi-cal. And he has no insurance. So I’m sure there is no help for him. I am begging you, to PLEASE help me before it gets worse. He falls asleep while driving, caught his bed in fire, to where his dad has to break down the door..there was so much smoke and flames it’s a wonder how it didn’t kill him and his dad and my youngest son. His dad is ready to kick him out. And it breaks my heart. I am sure I’m not the only one who is going thru this. I want his lil brother to be able to look look up at him, and so does he. Once again he has NO insurance and I am at at standstill. Please please help me If able. God Bless

    1. Hi Beidgett. First, I suggest that you that you look into the CRAFT model for families and interventions. One NGO called Allies in Recovery has some online reading that can help:
      Finally, call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7.

  65. It’s it normal for blood in urine on nite three? Rough nite dope dreams nite mares ,wierd dreams. Kidneys feel puffed up!

  66. I need help any way possible. I’m just tired of 20+ years of abuse and it’s beginning to take its toll on this 47-year-old body.

    1. Hi Devin. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  67. hi. for sumbodys that smoking heroin(capetown, south Africa) for the last 3 years about 4 bags a day , what would be the minimum required time to fully recover at a rehab facility or would u suggest detoxing at home?? please answer both questions carefully and individually. many thanks.

    1. Hi Snewy. The best and safest way to detox from heroin is under medical supervision. I suggest that you enroll into a rehab program that fits your needs.

  68. Hello everyone. I’ve been snorting and smoking black tar heroine for almost 3 years now. Im at home with no medicine. Just sleeping pills and some methocarbime V 4212 pills. Will I survive or die in my sleep ? Probably die because my heart is beating through my chest right now. Goodbye cruel world. No one really cares about you until your dead anyways

    1. Hi Chris. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  69. If i having been using heroine for a few months daily, how do I get off this shit without having to go to a hospital or doctor? If my parents find out, I will lose my daughter. They told me not to fuck up again or I am gone from there home. Trying to ween down. What helps? I cant lose everything that I have worked so had for.!! I also work full time and cannot miss work. If I am throwing up, they will send me home bc I work around food.

    1. Hi Little D. Heroin withdrawal is one of the most worse ones. You may need support during the first few weeks of detoxing. I suggest that you call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  70. I’m trying to detoxify girlfriend from groin. She was an addict but went through rehab been clean for 8 months now she out one month back on it .so not that long back on it .. I want to keep her home with me.. I will do what ever it takes to make her right. Please help

    1. Hi Michael. The safest way to stop taking heroin is under medical supervision. Please make sure you speak with her doctor or a pharmacist about ways you can help and maybe over-the-counter medications that can lessen the symptoms.

      However, detoxing is only the FIRST STEP to getting better. Psychological, behavioral, and opiate substitution therapies are needed to help lead a life free of heroin. Usually, there are psychological issues of dependence, or co-occuring mental health issues which compel heroin use that need to be resolved.

  71. My stepdaughter just came to me and asked for help. She has been fighting her addition for several years now and has been in and out of rehabs. Her drugs of choice are crack and heroin. I’ve never seen anyone fight so hard for her sobriety have it kick the crap out of her time and time again. The problem this time is that she is now 26 years old and is no longer covered by insurance. We have been pushing her for the last couple months to get the insurance taken care of with the state, but of course her addiction has been preventing her from doing the things that she needs to do.
    So I need to help her through detox at home. I’ve never done this before. Someone please help and tell me what I can do to help her.

  72. I’m going to stop at home. I’ve been using for a few months and wanted to know what I can take to ease the pain? I have to work so I need something to ease the physical pain and lack of energy- can you give me some advice and directions please?

    1. Hi Eric. Heroin withdrawal is one of the worst… It’s not recommended to do it at home. I suggest that you call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs. And, if you still want to detox from heroin at home, here’s suggested reading:

  73. Hello.
    So my husband relapsed on herion a few months ago and just told me about it a few days ago. I am very hurt over the fact we have a son that is 2 years old. I want to help him as much as i can but im lost for words on this. He went to a treatment center and got on the suboxen program. It has been 24 hours sense his last use and he is going thro it bad. He has taken 1 stip so far. Is there anything i can give him or help him get thro the last 48 hours so he can at least feel the subs?? I rubbed him give him a hot bath. But he is really feeling it. Any suggestions??

    1. Hi Wife. I suggest that you call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7.

    1. Hi Sanju. Heroin withdrawal is one of the most harsh and severe one. You’ll need constant support and encouragement to succeed. I suggest that you call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  74. I can’t stop jacking my dick! I’m so fucking sick been shooting smack for five years and honestly I don’t want. Too fucking stop,I love dope I’m my veins,I do a gram a day I work for a dope dealer. He recently got busted now I’m fucked,I refuse to srlteal and Rob but I don’t care when I get to a certain point! Help me!

  75. I need help. I have been using for 35 yrs. I od’d a week ago, died. This is killing me. Its my 1st. Day. .Is this possible? I dont know any different.

    1. Hi Elizabeth. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  76. I’ve been clean for seven. Days.wen
    .DT cold turkey at home.I just want to sleeplike a normal person. But I won’t give in not this time.20 years I was hooked

    1. Hi Helen. Great job! I suggest that you speak with a pharmacist who can recommend some natural teas and plants that can help you with your sleep. Also, if you have any troubles, all a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. They will give you support at hard times.

  77. I was addicted to pain pills and heroin for a few years. I went to rehab and stayed clean for months. Recently though, I let myself relapse and I’ve been using daily for about 6 weeks now. It’s about a bundle every 2 days. I can’t lose my job and I can’t tell my family or friends I’m back on it. They all sacrificed so much to send me to treatment and it would destroy them. But I can’t let it ruin my life again. I want to detox on my own, and just need help on the best way to do so. I’ve tried to cut down little by little, and gradually come off of it, or at least enough so that when I have a few days off work and can go cold turkey it won’t be as bad.

  78. Hi I’m not a full blown herion smoker. I only take handies. I smoke about one a day. I have suboxine to do a home detox. Will my withdrawals be as bad as a person using about 15 smokes smokes day. The puffs I take a day is about smoking an entire one for the day.

    1. Hi Lameesa. Withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person. It depends from many factors such as human body, frequency of use, tolerance, etc. I suggest that you call the number you see on the website to speak with a trusted treatment consultant.

  79. I did oxy and black every day fir seven years been to methadone clinics and all that,u can kick with sodium ascorbate wich is pure vitamin c and lopermide tsje a half a tesdpoon every two hours 2 days befor u stop using and about 20 lopermide pill and u will dt for 12 to 36hours max,the lopermide tricks the brain into thinking its on black and it keeps u from shiting your pant with all the vitamin c it works in hours not days,corpret greed will never let this out 400 grams in an iv kills cancer tumors all the doctors no this but theres no money in makeing u well over nite,utube it under hi doses of vitamin c for withdraw,i hope this helps a lot of people…… Ps u take 20 lopermide 4 times a day with the vitamin c the vitamin c rebuilds your reseptors over nite

  80. I’ve been snoring heroin for about three years but now it’s time to stop I’m so tired of feeling i need something to make me feel good I’m trying to taper off witch is working so far because I’m determined to do so two days ago i did a hafe of bag yesterday i did the same about 11:00am.didn’t did anything until 5:00am. The next morning just took a couple of snorts to make me feel right I’m taking a sleep aid and noproxion and drinking lots of fluids all while at home pleace give me some advice if you think this is something you think i can do ive been to methadone clinic didn’t work it seem the only thing it did for me is make my body hurt more didn’t like the feeling of it at all i have one in a half sakes on me so far im feeling okay is this normal.

  81. Ugh I read all this and I really hope everyone that really wants be clean,can do it. Ive been an addict for 4 years just heroin. Started on the oxy’s. anyway. I finally scraped up the courage to do it. I tried getting clean. Probably 5-8 times. I tried getting help from a clinic but I can’t loose my job. So I couldn’t go detox for months. And what drug addict can afford 3 months in detox anyway. Definitely not this one.
    I started buying methadone pills. –the same way I got my drug–btw– on the streets.i started the initial detox withdrawal and lasted the 7 days. I’m still clean. It’s really was a week of hell. BUT..I never knew months after I’d still be dealing with symptoms. I’ve been off of heroin. After quitting cold turkey, oh and I was on a 20+ bag A DAY habit.every day. I took it within the fist min of waking up. And It was the only way I could function on a daily basis I needed it to get up in the morning to function. To work. To live. I never used drugs before ever! I started experimenting and I tried the “wrong” shit. And got addicted …4years of my life every day..every hour I needed it. And most didn’t know. The rest just knew I was different but I never admitted it. Damn I am ashamed definitely even now. Cause hey we all hear how this and that drug addicts are and how bad society views it. But also if you haven’t been there. I feel like you shouldn’t judge. But that’s just me.

    So I just wanted to say that, yes some of you will be lucky and go thru it in a week and I hope you stay clean.
    But me. I’m going on almost 2 months of not touching it. And that’s honestly NOT TOUCHING IT. That’s after I gave myself a month of detox. I detoxed at home all by myself instead of the drug I took a methadone pill. I deleted the numbers. And became a hermit. Just going to work dealing with it. And going home. Dealing still on and on. Praying to die at times, the rest I spend crying.
    Every day for a month. I kicked my own ass cause at the end of the day. To be honest no matter the way I grew up or my life story I still started taking it myself and I knew that one day it would end. I didn’t want to be this way forever one year turned into 2 and so on. But anyway..

    I’m definitely not touching it again. I don’t want to deal with the pain of withdrawal..there’s really nothing else like it.

    And I’m a little more than just an addiction. So I keep holding on to that.

    Every day no bullshit I think about it. Just one more.. lol ….then I talk myself out of it. I hope that I become what I want to be. And I hope you all do too.

    As long as there a beat in your heart. There’s hope!

    I even left the person I LOVED cause he didn’t want to stop. I did. It really will be the biggest fight of your life. But only you as a person will know what it means. If you get there. Where ever your there is. We’re all different.

    Anyway. I consider myself clean from the drug but my mind and emotions aren’t yet. And I come to find out. 4/ years of everyday abuse doesn’t just end in a week of detox. Definitely not…

    I still can’t eat. No sleep really,just 4 maybe 5 hours. A night if I’m lucky. The worse it the not being able to hold any food. Nothing..for a month now I haven’t been able to eat and the food stay. Literally it stays for 10-15 min. Then out.
    And sweating my core body temp is higher than I know my body to be. I’m tired. Every day. Always yawning. I’m cold–but my sweating!
    Wtf yes…I never knew this. But like every thing else I read and I try! And now I know I need to be even stronger for awhile more.
    Heroin is really one of the worse things I could have ever done to myself. Or however it’s meant to be said.
    All I know is it’s something I’d never wish on anyone.
    Until I die it will always be my biggest regret. Even when Im done with this. I don’t think I’ll ever be the person I was before all this. But I’m definitely stronger and I proved it. Well so far.
    And just to myself cause remember all your friends and such will only be around until the party stops.
    Then after. You’ll see who’s around. In my case just me. And that’s how I’ll fight it.

    I hope everyone the best. And I hope you get to the point where you want to be. I’ve been a person that doesn’t do drugs and I’ve been The person that need it.
    And I’ll choose the clean version of me. Each time. No high I ever got was worth it
    I can’t say that I love being sober minded and dealing with life. But being here.
    Is far better than need it at night and your fucking dealer not wanting to leave his couch or. Not caring about anything except for getting it. And when I mean not caring. I mean not caring.
    Heroin was.. I hate to say it. Like a god or and sign of feeling ok. For me. It was bad. I was bad…I needed it bad I still do I just don’t take the step or make the call. I refuse too…And the worse is when you see for your self. –If you’re honest with yourself–how when a few hours passed and you need it. Like withdrawal cause you don’t have— not cause trying to be clean.— When you get it. You feel ok in about 10min. –Then I hated myself.

    So anyway I just commented cause I read some comments and it’s making it seem so easy when it’s not. I hope you get to where you want to be.
    But don’t be a fool. It’s not easy. And its not fun. And it fucking hurts like hell.
    BUT I KNOW ITLL BE WORTH IT. I have no choice to be clean or die an addict. There’s no middle way. I’ve tried.

    I wish you the strength and courage to walk this road . And mostly it’ll be alone. If your lucky to have partners and parents that love you. Lean on that. But most of us don’t.
    Stay strong in yourself. Cause at the end of the day remember only you can truly fix you.
    No doctor will fix your shit if YOU don’t want to. EVERY time I want to give up —cause almost every day I want too. I think about just how far I’ve come till now. And I push myself. It’s. the only way push yourself, cause remember who started did. I did. So only you can truly fix you. Or you’ll always go back.
    Bottom line.
    Good luck! & stay STRONG!!!!

  82. my fiance trying to taper down for 4 months now she’s down to one dime bag of heroin a day I’m going to try medical cannabis flowers and see this how this works

  83. I’ve been using heroin on n off for 3 months now was clean 6 years n relapsed AM on soboxen haven’t took sob oxen for about 2 weeks now got me some meth to help with withdrawal planing on detoxing at home how should I do this cause I can’t afford to lose my job by going to detox rehab..

  84. My daughter is detoxing at home. I’m helping her by staying home from work. She got some over the counter medications. Our concern is that she would experience late withdrawals. She got very mild withdrawals symptoms.

    1. Hi Juliana. I suggest that your daughter may need counseling sessions as well as support meetings. Sharing experiences with others who face addiction might help her.

  85. On day 8! Have suffered from anxiety since I was 9 :/ it has become so intense that not even my (anxiety/ depression med) will touch it! Its crippling mental pain! I’d take any physical pain over this mental torture that has no escape! Can’t find any benzos to relieve it and not even my counciler has got in touch (after I litterly called and asked for her to call me asap!) I am surrounded by support but just can’t kick it! ( I’ve tried everything.) Its just hell, and I find some fast relief. Nope should have to feel this way!!

    Needed to vent! I’m proud of myself, but I want this anxiety to go away!!!

    I feel like I’m gonna lose everything over trying to better myself.

    I made a mistake and I own up to it! But damnnn this is hell.

  86. Hi my daughter has been smoking herion for thd last 4 months. she is 26 years old.
    she has come to stay with me to detox. I have researched and found a few home remedies.
    night nurse
    she is in her first day and has taken the valerian and night nurse and has slept all day apart from waking up to eat.
    she’s told me her legs are starting to ache and her nose is starting to run but she’s gone back to sleep now.
    I’m dreading tomorrow as I’m sure she is as well.
    Do you think that these medicines alone can get her through the vital 7 days?
    Your help and advice would be most appreciated.
    kind regards

  87. I just found out yesterday that my husband has been using heroin now for the last 5 months!! He was sent from work to the hospital for vomiting and stomach pain. I was planning on leaving him cuz of his violent mood swings. Now I’m sitting here trying to help him detox. ?? I’m so confused and lost!! I’m also a recovering addict but I’ve stayed clean… we have a 2 year old baby! Idk what to do for him . i think i feel bad too cuz i damn near hated him the other day and part of me wished bad things on him. He’s been struggling really bad and always takes everything out on me. I’ll be honest heroin came out of left field lol… I like uppers and he smoked crack. He says he quit on Monday evening it’s now Thursday morning. He hasn’t eaten he can’t sleep. I wanted him to smoke a little bit of weed but Lmfao he’s worried bout probation!! It’s horrible of me cuz i want this to all go away!! I’m tired of dealing with this shit… But i still love him and I’m hurting cuz i know he’s hurting!! I’m just lost and confused what to do!! I want to cry and punch him in the face!! But i remember what it was like to be in the middle of my addiction… Lol I’m surprised no one punched me in the face!! I’m really trying to help but idk what to do this is different from cocaine and meth withdrawal. He’s destroying our marriage and family and i don’t want to watch my husband kill himself!! I’m scared!!

  88. i decided to cold turkey. because i knew it would only take 5 days for me to start feeling better. no vomiting .not weak in the legs. tired all the time. cant move on the couch. and also the hardest part. the depression it come with. and not able to eat a lot.or loose the taste in Ur mouth.i was ok the first 2 days. just was lazy and felt weak. but on the 4th day instead of feeling better i started vomiting again and that empty ness u feel in Ur stomach.and a lil agitation. i got my girlfriend to go to the pharmacy for me. she explained to the doc. he gave codeine. for the agitation. tramadol.for the stomach pains.and lomotin,for diorea. i took them all and it worked in less than an hour, it worked miricles. cus codein and tramadol has opiets in them. juts as subutex or methadone. also the codein cough mixture helps alot. and alot of vitamin syrup.easyer to slallow. using medical mauriana helpd alot to. to calm me dwn and be able to sleep. thanks u.

  89. Hi I want to get of it now I have kids scared I will lose them if I turn for help I want to do home detox asap before they r home after Xmas way do I do how plz help I’m scared

    1. Hi Charlene. I hope this article has helped you be prepared about what you can expect. Also, don’t hesitate to seek doctor’s help if the symptoms of detox get too much for you to handle. Keep in mind that there are many over-the-counter medications that you can purchase at the pharmacy to help manage some of the withdrawal symptoms. Good luck!

  90. hi there. my big question is that i used a 20 bag today and have a urine test for pro bation at 8-830 am on thrusday im 6″1 weigh 176 is there any way I’ll pass amd anything i cam do to speed uo the detox process

    1. Hi Chelsea. Call the helpline number you see on our page to get in touch with addiction treatment professionals that can help you find the right treatment options that will work for you and your husband.

  91. Hi there,

    I just read your blog today for the first time. I am a recovering heroin addict, and I did a supported – that is a very important piece of the puzzle – home detox with a product from Vietnam called Heantos. I went from shooting about a gram a day of quality heroin to nothing, overnight. I had a bit of discomfort, but it was nothing like kicking cold turkey. It was like 25% of what cold turkey was for me so many times I can’t count. I just want to put it out there, because it seems that nobody knows about this seriously effective option here in the US, yet. I had a support specialist from San Francisco, and my dad helped me at home. I’m just saying, there are other options out here, and Methadone and all those drugs are really a horrible option, and they’re so much harder to get kick than heroin. They have a long half-life and my friends have gone through terrible withdrawals – way worse than heroin or pills – coming off of them. Maybe they’re good for some people, but I don’t think they are for most people. Heantos. It really works. I don’t work for the company or anything. I’m just grateful to be clean today and wanted to share my story.

  92. My son has been detoxing at home wiv no meds apart from a few valium, and antidepressant. He’s done 21 days now, did’nt use every day, smoked it for 5 mths. Is there anything he can take for pains in ankles and feet???? He’s tired and cant sleep because of fidgets and pains in legs, seems most unusual after all this time. Could u suggest anything?? Plze

    1. Hi Doris. It’s great that your son is detoxing from heroin and that you are his support. Believe me, without you taking care he wouldn’t have made it through this period. Here are my suggestions: get Immodium for diarhhea combined with NSAIDs and heating balms for muscle pain to help treat heroin withdrawal symptoms from home. Also, hot baths, heating pads, massages, regular low-impact or moderate exercise, can help. If his legs are feeling restless, applying pressure with stockings or weighting blankets down will relieve pain. I hope he gets past this quickly and successfully. Don’t hesitate to seek psychological support from counselors and group meetings. This will help him maintain long-term sobriety.

  93. I’m reading this because I have family members who suffer from addiction and trying to help a really good friend save her son too. I so hope you stay sober, not for anyone else, for you. There are so many good things in life you need to experience. God is good, give him your heart! Good luck young lady!

  94. I’m on day 14, I’m still feeling sick to my stomach, I’m vomiting, I have diarrhea, I feel like emotionally drained I have no energy. How long until these symptoms are gone? I just want to feel normal again

    1. Hi Kell. First of all, it depends on how often, for how long and in what dosages you were using heroin. But, generally symptoms should start to subside by this point. You have made it for two weeks now, and that means you are no the right track. However, trouble eating, sleeping problems, nausea and anxiety may persist for a longer period of time. Immodium for diarhhea combined with NSAIDs and heating balms for muscle pain can all help treat heroin withdrawal symptoms from home. You can visit the local pharmacy and get some regular over-the-counter medications that will also relieve your stomach problems. Please keep in mind that once these acute phase of withdrawal is over, you will need to get a long-term counseling and psychological support to help you maintain your sobriety and prevent relapse. Stay strong, Kell! I wish you to become a success story!

  95. Allmost a month since ive picked up a set of works. been using iv for 15 years. This run was 4 years.. if u run as hard as me and love heroin as much asd me u know 4 years is a long arrests to stop me. found some one with the kind of $ that I never had to get out there and run the streets. that is what used to stop my runs..This time I had to die. my girl found me thank god on the couch,blue shit and pissed myself and if the fire dept wasn’t across st. that was it.I thought I was going to hospital for hours then get released..the found out I had some kind of staff infection, pnunumonia,and I was days away from all this shit attacking my heart and it would have been over. that was the silver lining from od ing..IM A SELFISH BASTERD..between hospital and home its been 24 days since ive picked up a set of works..trying to get on sobos because I did the methadone for years and couldn’t stay away from the cocktail. I don’t know I am rambling on and on..aa na r not option for me..idk just cant listen to the same shit over and over. My life is all ready better. maybe ill b able to spell in a couple years lol. all jokes aside if I don’t pick up a needle my life is going to get better…its funny reading the peoples blog asking about how do I get high on soboxone and all the other bullshit. I say just keep getting high until u can find something that in that in the a.m. u can wake up like a human is supposed to. have a cup of coffee,watch the news, WORK! Please don’t take this personal I really am doing this for me ..because I know the gorilla on my back is just resting…really thinking about that shot the blocker.I guess it works for a month. any comments..thanks for reading this and please lmk if someone ever reds this shit?

    p.s. there is no way to kick the shit without some discomfort..we r addicts. we want it our way and cant cope with dis comfort..I subs,benz,clonadine,johnies,…just don’t pick up that set of works..u know how to make urself comfortable. you know what u can handle without saying fuck it. because we know how easy that is to say..NO DOPE ..NO NEEDLES!

    1. Hi Johnie. Thanks for the insightful info and for sharing a personal story. I’m sure other people on our site can relate.


  97. Hello Pepper. Insomnia and trouble sleeping are common during heroin withdrawal, and may continue for a period of weeks after acute detox. Has your friend sought professional supervision other than the trip to the hospital?

  98. My friend is detoxing from herion at my house 5 bags a day for 1 year went to hospital on day 2 was given a patch and other meds all none addictive into day 4 and hes fine except trouble sleeping is something wrong

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