Hawthorne, New Jersey, has a serious problem with drug dependence and addiction, with heroin, alcohol, and cocaine being the most commonly abused substances there.
Roughly 42% of admissions to Hawthorne drug rehab centers are for heroin, while only 3% of admissions are for other opiates, like oxycodone and fentanyl.1 Many Hawthorne residents who suffer from heroin dependence may have used other opiates first, since nearly 80% of Americans who use heroin report misusing prescription painkillers before switching to heroin.2
Heroin and opioid painkiller withdrawal can be highly uncomfortable and unpleasant, but it isn’t typically life-threatening.3 Many opioid withdrawal symptoms can be relieved using medications such as clonidine, buprenorphine, and methadone.4 These medications may be used by rehab centers as part of your detox treatment.
Common opioid withdrawal symptoms include:4
- Tearing eyes.
- Runny nose.
- Muscle cramps.
Withdrawal symptoms for short-acting opioids, like, heroin may last between 4 and 10 days, while symptoms for long-acting opiates, like methadone, may last between 10 and 20 days.4 For up to 6 months following this acute opioid withdrawal phase, you may continue experiencing strong cravings for opioids that increase your risk for relapse.4 However, therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and relapse prevention training may be offered at rehab centers to help you stay sober in the long run.5
If you live in Hawthorne and are suffering from opioid dependence, understand there are many nearby treatment centers that can help. If you suffer from alcohol dependence, Hawthorne alcohol rehab centers are also available to help you safely withdraw from alcohol abuse. You can use our rehab center directory to explore your treatment options in and near Hawthorne and across the rest of the U.S. as well.
- State of New Jersey. (2016). New Jersey Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment: Substance Abuse Overview 2016 Passaic County.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Prescription Opioids.
- Medline Plus. (2016). Opiate and Opioid Withdrawal.
- World Health Organization. (2009). Clinical Guidelines for Withdrawal Management and Treatment of Drug Dependence in Closed Settings: Withdrawal Management. Geneva: World Health Organization.
- Jhanjee, S. (2014). Evidence Based Psychosocial Interventions in Substance Use. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 36(2), 112–118.