Dealing With Heroin Addiction
While many people are introduced to different opioids, this is usually in the form of a prescription medication such as Vicodin. Heroin is typically the last opioid that a person may become addicted to. The scary reality is that once someone begins taking heroin they will rarely go back to using anything else. This is usually because the withdrawal symptoms are so severe that those who are addicted must use it every day in order to prevent withdrawal. The longer a person uses heroin the worse the addiction becomes.
As with any addiction, over time everything in a person’s life that they hold dear begins to change. They may lose family members, partners, friends or their job. We know how scary it can feel when you’re overcome with an addiction, but there is a way out. Here at America Recovery Center, our heroin treatments can help provide you with the support and care you need to beat your heroin addition while also helping to rebuild your life.
Since heroin can cause intense withdrawal symptoms it’s important that you turn to an addiction specialist who can provide you with the customized care you need to reduce and even prevent withdrawal symptoms. Just as with any addiction, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to treating heroin addiction.
When you come in for an evaluation, our addiction specialist Dr. Nazem Alhusein will determine the right maintenance medication to ease your symptoms during the detoxing phase of treatment. Maintenance medications can also reduce cravings, which can reduce the risk of relapse. You will also undergo counseling and therapy.
These therapy sessions will help the patient understand and learn how to live without heroin and how to control the cravings. We will also discuss certain triggers that may lead to a relapse to help the patient determine the best coping strategies to prevent these triggers in the future.
Here at America Recovery Center, our addiction team will provide you with the support they need to get back on their feet and find a job, go back to school, find a home or reestablish healthy relationships with family and friends. The goal of addiction treatment isn’t just to kick the addiction but to also help you recreate a happy, healthy life.
If you or someone you know is addicted to heroin it’s time to seek help. Call America Recovery Center at (313) 395-3444 to learn more about our individualized, highly effective addiction treatments.
Are you ready to get help? Contact America Recovery Center,
located in Dearborn Heights, MI, at (313) 395-3444 to learn about your options.