Pleasantville, New Jersey, is experiencing a serious substance use disorder problem, much like the rest of the state. Many cities grapple with specific types of drug addictions, and Pleasantville is no exception. In fact, many people in the city struggle with compulsive heroin use.
In 2016, 162 people in Pleasantville sought addiction treatment for heroin as their primary substance of abuse. This was far greater than even the second most sought-after treatment for a primary substance of abuse in the city, marijuana, for which 61 people got help in the city in the same year.1
Since heroin has become such a significant problem, it is important to be able to recognize the signs of withdrawal from the drug. Heroin is a kind of opioid, so its withdrawal symptoms are similar to those of other substances in that drug category.
Though seldom dangerous, these symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable, to the point where some people will keep abusing heroin long after becoming tolerant to its effects just to stave off withdrawal.2,3
The symptoms of heroin or opioid withdrawal can include:2
Withdrawal from opioids can feel like the flu but you might exhibit more-intense-than-normal flu symptoms.4 It is also possible to experience severe and even life-threatening symptoms if the withdrawal becomes complicated, which is why medical detox treatment in a professional rehab center is so important.2
Do a search in our database for Pleasantville rehab facilities and you’ll have access to information on a number of treatment options in your area. Many programs often start with detox to help patients through the withdrawal process, and then move them on to addiction treatment.5
There is no obligation to enter treatment and you can opt out at any time.