Heroin Addiction Treatment

Recovery Options and Treatment for Heroin Addiction - Lakehouse Recovery CenterHeroin is a highly addictive opiate that is plaguing our society today. It doesn’t take long to become addicted and need heroin addiction treatment.

Unfortunately, treatment for heroin addiction tends to be ongoing since there is always a chance of triggers, cravings, and relapse. This means that the treatment you receive needs to be intensive and effective.

Using a combination of treatment types, individuals are often able to get a grip on their addiction and strive forward toward a clean and bright future.

And, that is just what we do it at The Lakehouse Recovery Center.

Our Approach to Heroin Addiction Treatment

Treatment for addiction comes in more than one form. From the day you enter treatment until long after you’ve completed your program, you will be utilizing tools and skills to maintain your recovery.

The Lakehouse Recovery Center provides a heroin addiction treatment program with multi-faceted services so we can be sure to address your addiction from every angle.

1. Medical treatment:

Heroin is harsh on the body. And, over time, it can do some internal damage you may not even be aware of. Under the care of our medical staff, you will begin to heal physically from your addiction. Learning how to adopt a healthy lifestyle can bring your body back to an optimally functioning state. With medical guidance, you can learn how to properly take care of your body.

2. Psychological treatment:

Just as your physical body is affected by addiction, so is your emotional and mental health. There are likely some underlying thoughts, feelings, and emotions that need to be addressed, as well as some negative behaviors that may have been adopted as a result of the addiction. Psychological treatment for heroin can help you learn how to manage stress, bad habits, life changes, and so much more by using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the use of effective coping skills.

3. Medication:

Medication is not always necessary. However, when dealing with the harsh withdrawal symptoms that come with heroin leaving your body, there are some medications that may be used to ease the pain during the beginning stages of recovery.

4. Education:

Knowledge is key to many things in life. Learning about addiction and how it affects the body – and the brain – helps individuals get a hold on their addiction and future recovery struggles. Education is also important for teaching how to reacclimate within society as a sober individual.

5. Continued wellness treatment:

Recovery doesn’t end after treatment. There are things that you need to learn and adopt into your life that help you have a continued life of wellness. This may include Yoga, meditation, guided imagery, and various holistic approaches.

Types of Treatment for Heroin Addiction

At the Lakehouse Recovery Center, we feel that an individual approach to recovery leads to the best chance for success. You will have an individual heroin addiction treatment plan created just for you, depending on your personal struggles and situation.

You may or may not require the use of all the above services. Our all-encompassing approach to treatment will find the best fit for you, allowing you to feel strong and empowered upon completion of the program.

Along with the multitude of services offered at the Lakehouse, we also have varying degrees of treatment and care used during heroin addiction recovery:

Heroin Addiction Treatment - Lakehouse Recovery Center

— Addiction Treatment:Those at this is level of care are participating in treatment. They may live at a treatment center while the primary focus is tending to drug withdrawal, physical well being, and psychological treatment.

— Intensive Outpatient: At this level of care, an individual receives treatment while living at home. The amount of time working with professionals is approximately 15-20 hours per week. Also, an individual involved in intensive outpatient care can maintain sufficient daily functioning and does not possess any threats to his or her physical health.

— Outpatient: An individual may need support with his or her addiction, but it is not severe enough to require admittance to an addiction treatment center. He or she receives various forms of treatment in the community, by attending 12-step meetings, for instance, and participating in other forms of addiction help.

Steps to Take If Suffering From Addiction

The first step of heroin treatment addiction is detox (detoxification). This highly addictive opiate requires medical supervision. Not all drugs require medical detox. However, an abuser of heroin should never attempt to detox without his or her vital signs (heart rate and blood pressure) being closely monitored in case of complications.

Consequently, regular use of heroin results in drug tolerance. Because of this, in physical dependence on the drug occurs since the individual’s body has become used to its presence.

What Does Heroin Abuse Look Like?

Some of the symptoms commonly seen during heroin addiction treatment include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Irritability
  • Loss of appetite
  • Runny nose
  • Insomnia
  • Shakiness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Goose bumps
  • Extreme sweating or chills
  • Watery eyes
  • Stomach cramps
  • Yawning

Ready for Change?

 If you are ready to begin the process of recovery and be free of your addiction to heroin, contact the Lakehouse Recovery Center today.


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