Heroin Treatment & Rehab

Heroin Addiction Rehab
If you see the signs of addiction in your behaviors and in how you feel, or if you recognize them in someone you care about, reaching out for professional support and treatment is essential. Heroin is a powerfully addictive substance and stopping use and avoiding relapses is nearly impossible without care from others.

Heroin treatment begins with the detox process, but after that the real work begins with rehab, therapy and medical care. It is one of the few types of substance use disorders that can benefit from medications. Few drugs have been approved for managing any type of opioid addiction1. They are proven to help reduce drug use and the amount of time you need to stay in treatment.

  • The opioid agonist has managed addiction/drug-abuse/heroin-addiction-rehab/” title=”Heroin”>Heroin addiction for decades. It stimulates the same receptors in the brain as heroin but acts more slowly and doesn’t provide the same high. It helps manage withdrawal and prevent relapses.
  • This is also an opioid agonist but only partially. It acts on the opioid receptors but not to the same degree as heroin. It reduces cravings and helps prevent relapses without giving the user a high.
  • Naltrexone has the opposite effect on receptors as compared to heroin and other opioids. It is an opioid antagonist, meaning it blocks the effects of opioids. If you take this drug and try to use heroin, you won’t get the expected effect.

Contributing Factors for Successful Heroin Treatment

Medications can be a big help and provide significant relief during Heroin treatment. However, drugs alone cannot help anyone achieve recovery. Rehab with behavioral therapies, along with medical treatment, is important for learning how to recognize and change negative thoughts, destructive behaviors and drug use triggers.

Rehab may also include a variety of other therapies and activities to help you learn how to live well without heroin. Group support, family support and therapy, creative therapies, recreation and exercise, relapse prevention strategies, diet and nutrition, and other activities will help you make the positive lifestyle changes that will allow you to enjoy a better quality of life.

We have everything you need to help you move forward from a heroin use disorder. With caring and professional staff, a range of therapies, medical care and other activities and strategies, you will get the support you need to make a change. If you think you may have a heroin addiction, or that someone you care about does, reach out and contact us and we can get you started with a screening, evaluation and treatment.

  1. National Institute on Drug Abuse. What Are the Treatments for Heroin Use Disorder? https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/heroin/what-are-treatments-heroin-use-disorder
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Response and Updates for Clients, Families, and Referents Read More