Heroin Detox Treatment


Because heroin is such a strongly addictive substance, it’s important when a person to decides to stop using to receive proper medical oversight and support in order to ensure physical and psychological safety. Our heroin detox treatment process ensures this gradual process by a combination of prescription medications and other forms of medical and psychological support, to help any discomfort and stress people may experience, throughout this time.

As heroin causes the brain and body to become dependent upon the substance, it’s important for the body to detox gradually, in order to minimize negative symptoms and risks.

Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal

As many people are aware, the symptoms throughout the heroin detox process can be significant, and can also make people vulnerable to relapse.  Some of the symptoms of withdrawal when you detox heroin include but are not limited to:

  • Increased heart rate,
  • Increased cravings,
  • Dilated pupils,
  • Increased blood pressure,
  • Nausea

In order to alleviate the severity of symptoms and provide people with relief during this time, we sometimes administer controlled amounts of opioids such as methadone or Naltrexone, in order to control the withdrawal process.

Heroin Detox Treatment at the Lakehouse Recovery Center

Heroin Detox Treatment: What Actually Happens When You Detox Heroin - Lakehouse Recovery Center

At the Lakehouse Recovery Center, we strongly believe that the first imperative step toward successful heroin treatment is heroin detox, which helps people gradually transition into sobriety and then into treatment.

Because we provide both the detox and treatment aspects of the recovery process, we are able to design a complete treatment experience that support people to be successful in their recovery goals.

In order to do this, we incorporate both physical and mental health services, including medical treatment, therapy sessions, holistic therapies, and more.

At Lakehouse Recovery Center, we are committed to providing people with the support and guidance necessary to help them escape abuse and addiction, and to emerge ready and able to live healthy lives, free from dependence to drugs.

How Are We Different?

Our heroin detox center is a full-service therapeutic center, designed to provide the mental, emotional, and physical support people need, to be successful.

Following the detox program, clients then have the option to transition into our heroin treatment recovery program, which provides an abundance of mental health and physical health services.  In cases where people do continue on with us, the treatment plan will be designed specifically in conjunction with the detox treatment program, so that the person’s symptoms, experiences, and goals are always uniquely, thoroughly addressed during their time here with us.

Lakehouse Recovery Center is located in beautiful Southern California, in Westlake Village and provides customized heroin detox programs as the first step in heroin treatment and recovery.

By maintaining just six beds in our facility and our highly skilled, experienced staff of mental health professionals and physicians, we’re able to provide the highest quality, customized treatment experience.  For people who have been struggling with heroin addiction and are ready to change their lives, we are ready to help, and welcome you.