Heroin addiction is all around us. In recent years, communities across the country have experienced a rise in heroin use, abuse, and overdose, and it is tearing apart families and ruining lives.
Community Rehab offers sound clinical programs including detox and inpatient drug rehab. These types of programs, coupled with a longer treatment stay result in the best outcomes for recovery.
Heroin use in the United States jumped 63% between 2002 and 2013, with increases seen among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From 2002 through 2013, the rate of heroin-related overdose deaths nearly quadrupled. Between 2011 and 2013, heroin-related overdose deaths nearly doubled. In 2013 alone, more than 8200 people died from heroin overdoses.
As scary as it sounds, heroin addiction can be treated and overcome. All it takes is the right kind of program and the dedication of those involved. The right kind of program includes detox, inpatient treatment with mental health support, and a long term support system. We offer all of these levels of care at Community Rehab.
Heroin Abuse and Addiction
Heroin is a drug that has been around for decades. It is derived from the resin of the poppy plant. An opiate, morphine causes sedation and drowsiness, slowed breathing, hypothermia, and a cloudy mind. Over time, the heroin user will experience a weakened immune system, respiratory illness, cold sweats, loss of memory, depression, loss of appetite, and insomnia. Because heroin is injected, the user is at risk for AIDS and other diseases, as well as infection at the injection site.
Heroin is extremely addicting, and it makes people forget things that were once important to them. It completely takes over their life and their mind. The cravings heroin addicts experience for their drug are some of the most intense of all substances, leaving people with the notion that this addiction cannot be beaten.
But it can be beaten. Heroin does not need to control you life or that of a loved one any longer. Community Rehab offers effective treatment for heroin addiction.
Effective Heroin Treatment in a Caring Community
Community Rehab will help you overcome heroin addiction by walking you through an effective rehabilitation process. First of all, we will help you detox from heroin. This opiate relieves pain and makes a person sleepy. When the person stops using it, they feel aches, pains, and insomnia. Through supportive care, we will help you get through the withdrawal symptoms of heroin.
As the withdrawal is happening, you will begin therapy which will get at the heart of your addiction. There is a reason you started using heroin in the first place and continue to use it. Therapy sessions will help you understand your addiction, as well as learn what to do to stop it now. Therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and life skills training will help you develop the tools you need to live without heroin. This therapy occurs during the inpatient phase of treatment.
Finally, at Community Rehab, you will be connected with others who are going through what you are going through, as well as many who have already recovered from heroin addiction. Our community model provides the perfect setting to practice sober living. This final phase of treatment helps you lay the foundation for a clean, fun, and fulfilling lifestyle.
Giving up heroin for a great life is not boring and it is not impossible. In fact, it’s the best possible thing you can do for yourself and your family. Don’t let heroin control you any more. Get the help you need to recover from heron addiction today.