Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Are You Battling Heroin Addiction?

Battling with heroin addiction isn’t a rare thing. Thousands of people in this country struggle with it, yet out of that number only a fraction of them succeed and ever get the treatment they need.  Heroin addiction is not only a damaging and painful experience for the individual addicted to the drug, but also the people in their lives, including family, friends, and loved ones. 

Heroin addicts entering recovery are very often in a debilitated condition after months or years of not taking care of their personal needs. The nutrition provided as soon as the person walks in the door of a drug rehab facility begins to heal the damage and make it possible for withdrawal symptoms to be lightened somewhat.

As with all addictive substances, it is easy to get addicted to heroin but it's not so easy when a person wants to stop using it. Heroin will wreak its vengeance in the form of "dope sickness," severe flu-like symptoms with deep muscle and bone pain, sweating, vomiting and nausea. Heroin withdrawal is bad enough to prevent many people from being able to face getting clean and sober again. Heroin addicts may feel that they are trapped in a never-ending cycle of having to find heroin, smoke it, snort it or shoot it, experience the high and then find more before the high ends in relentless cravings.

A patient must first undergo detoxification, because heroin rehab can only begin after a patient has completely removed all traces of heroin from their body. The best heroin rehab centers offer their patients heroin detoxification immediately followed up with long-term behavioral health therapy for the mind. At these leading heroin rehab centers patients learn the coping mechanisms they will need to help them counteract any urges and temptations they may encounter after they have successfully completed their heroin rehab.  

The best quality heroin rehab centers will have: licensed medical staff to safely detox their patients from heroin, behavioral health counselors trained in drug addiction therapy to provide education and understanding of the behavioral aspects of heroin addiction, and finally referrals of outpatient support after individuals have successfully completed the heroin rehab program.

At Above It All heroin treatment facility, we provide our  patients with the immediate detoxification that they need and then design a personalized treatment plan that will lead them into a lifetime of relapse free recovery.  Contact us today and find out how we can help you.

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