Heroin addiction is fueling America's opioid crisis. Heroin produces a high that rapidly induces a state of relaxation and euphoria (related to chemical changes in the pleasure centers of the brain). Heroin is generally inhaled or needle-injected. Like prescription opiates, heroin use blocks the brain’s ability to perceive pain – which is why it is pain medication.
Heroin addiction is more dangerous than ever. Most of the street supplies are made up of other substances: primarily Fentanyl, which has increased overdoses dramatically in the last four years. When you come to Our Place Recovery, you will work with a professional team of licensed therapists who understand heroin addiction.
The Long-Term Consequences of Heroin Use may Include:
As with other drugs, heroin addiction is defined as chronic compulsive drug-seeking behavior despite significant negative consequences.
Common Signs of Heroin Dependence Include:
The Florida Heroin Addiction Treatment Process
Every client is unique, and individual needs must be addressed in Florida addiction treatment. This makes it crucial to find a recovery program where treatment includes medical assessment. The use of medications begins at the first stage of treatment with other modalities introduced as the physical effects of withdrawal become more manageable. However, detox by itself is not considered treatment; It is only the first step on the road toward recovery.
Medical doctors will assess the need for medication in the detox setting and going forward. For detox purposes, medications may be used to minimize withdrawal symptoms. Medications may be employed to assist with cravings and to establish long-term sobriety with opioid agonists (medication that blocks the effect of using an opioid such as heroin). These include Naltrexone, and Vivitrol. In addition, medications may be used to treat co-occurring conditions, such as anxiety, depression, etc., as managing co-occurring issues is often essential to maintaining sobriety.
Partial Hospitalization Heroin Treatment
Once clients are medically stable and substance-free, they can start our partial hospitalization drug rehab program. Highly structured and rigorous, our Florida heroin treatment program is individually personalized from an extensive variety of treatment services such as one-on-on and group therapy, life skills education, and other vital addiction treatment services. During this stage, clients gain the tools, inspiration, and support they need to overcome heroin addiction.