Recovery from Heroin Addiction
There are many treatment programs for opioid addiction. However, people who need to be in recovery from heroin addiction may require a more specific program.
Heroin use is perhaps the most dangerous form of opioid abuse. People who need to overcome an addiction to this drug may require intensive supervision and support during their recovery. If you need to know how to get off heroin, we can help you. When you attend our medication-assisted treatment program, we can help to keep you safe and get through the beginning stages of your recovery.
Who Needs Medication-Assisted Treatment for Heroin Addiction?
Most people with a heroin addiction need medication-assisted treatment. If you are abusing heroin but aren’t sure whether you would benefit from this type of treatment, there are some ways to tell if it would be best for you.
Some signs that are person needs medication-assisted treatment for heroin addiction include:
- Having a high tolerance for heroin (needing more heroin to get the high you are looking for)
- Having collapsed veins (caused by chronic drug injections)
- Getting pneumonia or other lung issues
- Having skin issues such as cellulitis or abscesses
- Spending a lot of time trying to obtain the drug
- Getting angry with people when they get in your way from getting the drug
Some people only use heroin one time and develop an addiction due to the intense high they receive from it.
It can be extremely tough to overcome an addiction to any drug, especially heroin. We highly recommend that you recover from this type of addiction with the help of rehab center professionals.
With the help of our addiction recovery team, you can get the following:
- Pre-screening assessment
- Individualized treatment plan
- Relapse prevention plan
- Treatment programs
No matter what types of treatments you receive, we will always treat you with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.
We like people to know what to expect when detoxing from heroin. Without a medical detox or Medication Assisted Treatment, the withdrawal can be very uncomfortable.
Some of the heroin withdrawal symptoms include:
- Restless leg syndrome
- Cold flashes
- Feeling jittery or restless
- Bone pain
- Muscle pain and spasms
We always recommend that people detox from heroin under the supervision of medical providers. Often, the withdrawal symptoms can be severe. If people try detoxing on their own, the cravings can cause them to go out and use heroin again. The risk of having a fatal overdose at that time is significantly higher since the body went a while without the drug.
If you are going through withdrawal now, contact us to start your recovery from addiction today.
Not everyone experiences the same severity of the addiction or the same withdrawal symptoms. For this reason, not everyone needs to stay in the detox program or rehab for the same amount of time.
The general information regarding the length of heroin detox and rehab include:
- Detox (lasts between 5 to 10 days from last using the drug)
- Treatment (generally 30, 60, or 90 days)
There are various treatments that you might receive inside the rehab program, as well. Some of these might include dual diagnosis treatment, pain management and medical condition treatments.
Most people have a difficult time coping after they quit using heroin. The primary reason for that is that many people start using heroin to hide from emotions or pain. The drug can hide these feelings and help people escape from their world. However, there are healthier ways to cope and handle obstacles in life. We are here to help you learn these coping skills.
Addiction recovery is a lifelong process. However, once you get through detox and work on the beginning of your recovery with the support of our team, you can start feeling better. You can’t solve everything at once, but you can start learning how to live without drugs. Over time, you can start creating the life you deserve.
Heroin can take someone’s life at any time. Even if you have used this drug for many years, any time you take it, that could be the dose that takes your life. You can never be certain how potent the dose is or what may have been mixed with it. Street heroin is virtually always cut with other chemicals because it is cheaper to make it that way and additives like fentanyl increase the potency dangerously.
We want to see you live the life of your dreams. Contact our treatment team today to start recovery from heroin addiction.