Heroin Detox: Doing It At Home Could Be Dangerous

At least since the 1970s, many people’s mental image of “drug withdrawal” has featured a heroin addict in cold-turkey agony, doubled up and groaning on a filthy cot. Heroin, after getting somewhat less attention in the late 20th century, has resurged as a national crisis in the wake of widespread prescription-painkiller addiction: the problem of exchanging one opiate for another is now a major concern for those involved in drug rehab, the Los Angeles Times reported in 2015. There are, of course, many types of addictive substances and many forms of detox (some of which are more dangerous than heroin…

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