The most effective method for a client to start the process of recovery is to join a residential rehab center for heroin addiction. It also helps to be away from the people, places, and events that encourage this practice. As an alternative, it’s better to be in a safe and healthy environment where everyone shares the same goal.

Effective Heroin Addiction Treatment

The inpatient heroin treatment also provides well-trained and qualified counsellors and staff 24/7. And complete confidential residential treatment makes the client be at ease and focus on addiction recovery.

Importance of Medically Supervised Detox for Heroin Addiction

The heroin symptoms of withdrawal usually last for a few hours and the effects include the following:

  • Yawning
  • Uncontrollable crying
  • Insomnia
  • Cold sweats/chills
  • Severe muscle and bone aches
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Cramps
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

The withdrawal symptoms of heroin can be psychologically and physically extremely painful though they are not a threat to life, hence a medically supervised detox is not essential. Moreover, it is recommended that the user is monitored during this period of time by a counselor or staff member.

As this process can be extensively draining and painful it very often happens that a user gives up on recovery. In such a case, methadone may be administered to help soothe the severe symptoms of withdrawal and give some comfort.

 

Effects of Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction can lead to dangerous effects in the long run which include:

  • Addiction/heroin dependency resulting in extreme withdrawal symptoms when stopping use
  • Contracting HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and other blood-borne diseases
  • Collapsed veins
  • Contracting bacterial or fungal infections
  • Kidney failure
  • Death
  • Infection of the heart lining and valves
  • Rheumatologic problems such as arthritis
  • Poisoning from contaminants added to cut/dilute heroin

An approximate of 50% cause of death is affected because of an overdose of heroin. The acceptance to the drug develops exceedingly fast causing the urge for more. Overtime, it’s too much for a human body to tolerate.

Heroin Addiction to the Brain

Heroin is an enormously dangerous and harmful drug which affects the physical and physiology aspects of the brain. It makes the user’s desire for more (active addiction) and some scientific studies even show that it deteriorate the white matter in the brain. This consecutively affects a person’s abilities to take judgements and respond to traumatic situations.

Heroin and Opiate Addiction

Heroin is highly addictive opiate drug and is made from the resin of poppy plants. Additional drugs in this family are opium, morphine, and codeine. It is medically available and used to relieve pain but it highly exploited since it gives the user the feeling of euphoria and calmness, especially when taken in greater dosage.

In current times, there has been a high demand in addiction drugs compared to prescription drugs in the opiate family such as OxyContin. The drug originally came into the market as a strong painkiller and was sold with a prescription. However, it was later found be highly addictive and people who prescribed to it had begun abusing the drug.

To buy a drug without a prescription is very expensive and hence people started searching for cheaper alternative means like heroin to get their high. The effects of both prescription opiates and heroin are the same and its strength depends on the dosage amount and the way of intake. In reference to this, opiate addiction will be mentioned as heroin addiction.

Choosing the Alpha Healing Center for Heroin Addiction

The Alpha Healing Center has one of the finest residential rehab programs in the country. It avowals of a private accommodation in a splendid, serene setting amidst nature. Their professional trained counselors have years of mutual experience in treating addiction and many of them are currently in recovery themselves, implying they are able to pull from personal experience during counseling sessions as well.

Their well-trained counselors in methods of Recovery Zones treatment which are three collective treatments of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), 12 Steps methodology and mindfulness therapy. A combination of these treatments has guaranteed effectiveness at the Alpha Healing Center. In addition, art therapy, drama therapy, physical fitness and much more are added to benefit the client. Guaranteeing that every client will encompass the skills required for a lasting recovery from heroin addiction.

The addiction, abuse, and overdose of heroin have been steadily increasing in the current years all over the world. An approximate of 10,000 deaths in the USA in 2014 was calculated because of excessive heroine dosage. And these numbers do not include, the numerous users still suffering from the addiction. It would come as no surprise that Heroin addiction treatment continues to annually grow in India.

Methods That Work Best for Heroin Addiction

An addiction to heroin disables every human being. It is most uncommon to see a normally functioning heroin addict as they would not be able to maintain a routine and healthy lifestyle. Hence, they would be recommended to go for an inpatient/residential treatment program. Moreover, there are outpatient treatment options for those whose addictions are limited to opium or prescription drugs.

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Addiction recovery can be a challenging task but The Alpha Healing Center is here to help with their years of knowledge and experience. They support the users at every juncture and help to acquire a healthy life and long-term recovery.

If someone near is suffering from heroin addiction and needs help, please contact today for a free and no obligation assessments.


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