Find Treatment for Heroin Addiction Today
Heroin addiction is notoriously difficult to treat because of the daunting withdrawal symptoms. Cold turkey (the sudden cessation of using) can cause vomiting, diarrhea, insomnia and excruciating bone and muscle pain. There is an overwhelming craving that can undermine the resolve to get clean like no other drug. Only professional care from an addiction treatment center that uses holistic therapy, medication, support groups and lifestyle changes can really help. That center is Beachside Rehab.
Heroin releases chemicals that bind to the opioid receptors in the brain and produce a euphoric feeling. The euphoric feeling is astonishing, and so the brain releases dopamine as a reward. More opiates equal more euphoria, which produces more dopamine, and so on. It is a vicious and insidious cycle, but we can help.
The more you use, the more the brain creates increased numbers of opioid receptors in order to adapt to the presence of opioids. The brain more frequently releases dopamine as the reward for the increased use, which inexorably starts the cycle again.
Why Is Heroin Addiction So Hard To Treat?
Beating addiction is hard, but beating abuse and addiction with drug rehab treatment is a challenge that can break even the most resilient person. Heroin is a tenacious drug that can torture its victims with some of the most acute withdrawal pain known. The sharing of needles also leaves users vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis.
Studies have shown that receptors reside in the portions of the brain that are responsible for sensations/systems of reward and the perception of pain. People who take heroin do not feel pain but feel intense pleasure. Their brains record this sensation. It puts a great deal of stress on a person’s neurons and synapses. Once a certain point is reached, only more of the drug will produce the pleasure/pain relief needed.
Heroin users employ the rapid delivery systems of injection and snorting, which create an intensely powerful feeling. Willpower can only take you so far beyond addiction. Rehab is extraordinarily difficult because the brain must be reprogrammed for the addiction to be defeated.
If you or a loved one is seeking help for heroin addiction, please contact us today.
What Are The Medicines Used to Help Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms?
Drug management is important in treatment because it works in a two-pronged fashion – weaning people off by reducing cravings and preventing future use.
Medications can help suppress the painful withdrawal symptoms experienced during detoxification. Detoxification is the first step in a long process, though; if no other treatment for heroin comes after detoxification, people are more likely to resume their drug use and slide back into addiction.
How Does Buprenorphine Help Heroin Withdrawl?
Buprenorphine is an opioid that interacts with the same brain receptors as heroin. Buprenorphine is used to reduce the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms from heroin addiction. Some folks may choose to stay on buprenorphine for a long time during heroin rehab, but gradual reduction and eventual cessation is the hope of many.
Buprenorphine effects last longer, so it is usually taken only once a day.
What is Methadone Treatment?
Methadone works in the same way as buprenorphine, but it is much stronger. Methadone can build up in the body if is taken too often, though. Under controlled circumstances, it can be a powerful substitution treatment.
How Does Naltrexone Work?
Naltrexone blocks the opioid receptors in your brain, literally preventing heroin from having an effect.
When Naltrexone is ingested it means you or your loved one will no longer experience the effects of heroin. It is a vital tool in heroin addiction treatment.
What Are the Chances of Relapse After Heroin Rehab?
Because we are private heroin treatment centers that provides all three levels of care with housing: Inpatient (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP), and Outpatient (OP) we can help heroin addicts from falling back in with the same old life and cycle of addiction. At Beachside Rehab, we only take on a maximum of 24 clients at once.
We can ensure our clients get the best treatment available including:
- Substance abuse and co-occurring mental health treatment
- A holistic approach to recovery including mindfulness meditation, 12-step model, yoga, acupuncture, psychodrama, and other recreational, therapeutic activities
- An individualized treatment planning and therapy
- Nutrition and fitness
What Are Some Heroin Addiction Treatment Options?
What to Expect at Beachside Rehab
The inpatient rehab for heroin addiction treatment program at Beachside eliminates the entire negative outside environmental and social factors that make it harder to get clean.
A structured (though not regimented) routine that includes daily therapy, support groups, and activities can really help in recovery. We focus on physical as well as mental health and we most definitely see the benefit of exercise.
Outpatient Heroin Treatment & Rehab at Beachside Rehab
We generally recommended outpatient programs for people with mild addictions. Outpatient rehab allows people to recover, get therapy and medication, while still maintaining a life-work balance. After treatment for heroin rehab at Beachside Rehab ongoing treatment is crucial to staying clean. We are here to help you stay focused and overcome triggers when they rear their ugly heads.
Cutting Edge Treatment for Heroin Rehab
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family counseling
- EDMR therapy
- Expressive art therapy
- Educational drug addiction therapy
- Relapse prevention