Quite frankly, not sure to post this under the Heroin thread or the Detox Experience. I have never gone through detox on heroin, but I clearly remember the first time I witnessed someone else go through this experience. I have to admit, it had a big impact on me because even though it was years ago, it is still instilled in my brain. I was visiting a friend in the Psych Ward Community Area at a local hospital. There was another patient in a wheel chair talking to us. He explained why he had been admitted. His pattern of speech was barely coherent because he was on so much medication to help him detox. I simply could not imagine how someone could detox on their own without a professional expert, after experiencing and hearing about what he was going through. As I mentioned in another thread, at least I think I did, one of my friends son became addicted to heroin. Since they have move away and out of touch, I often think about them. After reading about how difficult it is to detox on your own, and thinking back to this young man at the hospital, I pray he got professional help.