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The total number of opioid pain relievers prescribed in the United States has skyrocketed in the past 25 years. Opioids like hydrocodone and oxycodone being prescribed have increased from around 76 million in 1991 to nearly 207 million in 2013. This increased availability has come with catastrophic consequences related to their common physical dependency. Overdose deaths due to prescription opioid pain relievers have more than tripled in the past 20 years.


When opioids are used repeatedly over time, tolerance occurs.

Many patients quickly find that the initial doses prescribed to them no longer work to manage their pain. Dosages are increased in a cycle of worsening dependence as the brain becomes desensitized and is less responsive to its own natural opiate system. Whether initially motivated by the desire to control an acute or chronic medical condition causing pain, or trapped in an addiction that demands higher amounts of opiates to accommodate, opiate detox is one of the most common services we offer at Scottsdale Detox Center.

Scottsdale Detox Center treats all aspects of opiate detox, including detox from prescription opiates, methadone, and heroin.

A unique treatment plan is developed on admission to manage symptoms of withdrawal, as well as to provide individual and group therapy sessions, to ensure that our clients have the resources they need to maintain their recovery following discharge.


Symptoms of opiate withdrawal can include:

  • Body aches       
  • Restlessness, anxiety
  • Watering eyes, runny nose
  • Profuse sweating
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Elevated heart rate and blood pressure
  • Seizures
  • Body and Stomach cramps


Scottsdale Detox Center offers a safe and comfortable detox from opiates in as few as five days.

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Heroin Detox

Processed from morphine and consumed by injecting, sniffing, or smoking, heroin is highly addictive and quickly finds its way to the brain. Any level of tolerance quickly results in addiction, irrespective of age, gender, or social status. In its purest form, it is a white powder, until other toxic ingredients are introduced. Heroin is a deadly and highly addictive drug.
The risks associated with heroin use can include:
    • Respiratory problems
    • Contraction of an infectious disease such as hepatitis or HIV
    • Severe withdrawal pain
    • Collapsed veins
    • Coma
    • Depression
    • Liver, kidney, and heart disease
    • Liver, kidney, and heart disease
To prevent these risks from occurring, you or your loved one should seek treatment, a process that begins with medical detoxification.

Heroin Detox Should Only Be Done Under Clinical Supervision

Detox comes with some level of discomfort, but it can be overcome with the right mental attitude and medical help. You will need to remember that continued use of heroin changes the functionality of your body and that withdrawal is simply the way your body readjusts to its former state. At Scottsdale Detox Center, you will be supervised by our clinical staff who will work together to ensure your mental and physical safety and comfort.

Heroin Withdrawals

One unique feature of heroin detox is that the heroin withdrawal symptoms can be very severe and physically painful.

Why? Heroin artificially produces endorphins, the biochemical your body naturally produces to kill pain and elevate your mood. The more you use heroin, the less your body produces endorphins.When you first stop using heroin, your body will have insufficient endorphins, and so cannot counteract the acute pain and depression of withdrawal.

The Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal Include:

    • Cravings for continued usage
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Agitation
    • Excessive sweating and anxiety
    • Stomach cramps, abdominal cramping, and runny nose
    • Irritability
    • Depression, high heart rate, and lack of appetite

Physical withdrawal can begin a few hours after the last usage while significant withdrawal symptoms can appear within two to three days. It is important to enroll in a medical detox facility as soon as possible after the last instance of heroin use so that you or your loved one can be in a safe environment before the withdrawal symptoms begin.

Upon arrival at the detox facility, our patients undergo an initial assessment where their mental and physical health is analyzed, and a treatment plan is created.

How Long does it Take to Detox from Heroin

Each person will have a unique experience during detox, and because of this we create individualized treatment plans for each patient. By creating these tailored treatment programs, we can ensure that each patient has the greatest chance of successfully completing detox. At Scottsdale Detox Center, we are equipped with the necessary staff and equipment to help you or your loved one successfully complete detox safely and comfortably.

If you or a loved one is struggling with a heroin addiction, call us now for help.

Why Us?

We are the only detox in Arizona to offer all private bedrooms and bathrooms. We also have in-room DIRECTV & allow cellphones and laptops!

Why Us?

We are the only detox in Arizona to offer all private bedrooms and bathrooms. We also have in-room DIRECTV & allow cellphones and laptops!



Struggling with addiction is hard enough, and trying to do it alone is practically impossible. Misuse of drugs or alcohol hides the underlying causes of your addiction and these will continue to disrupt your life until they are uncovered and addressed.

If you are reading this right now and need to change things in your life, please call us now. We understand how you feel and the struggle to pick up the phone. Our staff recognizes that people who try to quit by themselves oftentimes get frustrated and feel helpless when they can’t. You can, and we can help.


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If you are trying to determine if detox is right for you, call for a free confidential consultation.

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