Heroin addiction develops rapidly, often within two to three weeks of first use. As the body becomes heroin dependent, users commonly feel the need to use heroin upon waking in addition to several times throughout the day. While many users seek the euphoria associated with heroin use, the forces of withdrawal symptoms help create fast-developing addiction to heroin. Painful withdrawal symptoms accompany abstinence from heroin use, with heightened and severe heroin withdrawal symptoms setting in 18 to 24 hours after cessation. Heroin withdrawal symptoms can vary, but often include hot and cold flashes, excessive abdominal cramps, diarrhea, profuse sweating, mental disturbances such as anxiety, depression and psychosis, intense muscle and deep bone aches, nausea and vomiting and lethargy. These withdrawal symptoms can be so severe, and the complications associated with overdose and withdrawal so serious, that virtually every heroin addicted individual requires professional detoxification and rehabilitation in order to overcome their addictions. At Passages, we provide a full heroin detox and top of the line heroin treatment program, customized to fit each client’s particular needs.