Heroin Addiction

Heroin is very addictive and therefore overcoming a heroin addiction can be very difficult. Successful heroin addiction treatment covers physical, emotional, social, psychological, and spiritual treatment.

About Heroin Addiction

Heroin is an illicit depressant substance in the opiate drug group. Heroin works by slowing down the messages that travel between your brain and your body.

Signs of Heroin Addiction

There are certain signs you can look for that will help you identify a case of cannabis addiction.

Signs you should seek cannabis addiction treatment:

  • Thoughts of heroin consume a good portion of your day
  • You find yourself looking for new ways of procuring heroin
  • You frequently worry you won’t have access to heroin during your day
  • Heroin is affecting your job, finances or relationship
  • You get upset when others question you about your heroin use
  • You are willing to go to great lengths to get heroin
  • You must regularly increase your heroin intake to achieve the same feeling.
  • You find yourself concealing heroin or your use

Any combination of signs or symptoms that suggest a potential heroin addiction should not be ignored. As already mentioned, even a minor heroin misuse problem can quickly become an addiction if left untreated.

The good news is that proper treatment is very effective at helping heroin addicts completely recover. Success is achieved through a combination of physical, emotional, social and psychological treatments that address every aspect of addiction.

Withdrawal Symptoms

Minor Withdrawal Symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Cravings
  • Aches and pains
  • Restless sleep and nightmares
  • Mood swings

Severe Withdrawal Symptoms:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Increased heart rate
  • Inability to feel pleasure
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Increased suicidal thoughts

The recommended treatment for Heroin addiction is a residential treatment program that treats the mind, body and spirit, comprising the five areas of physical, emotional, social, psychological, and spiritual treatment.

The treatment process includes:

  • Detox
  • Psychological treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • Physical Therapy
  • Counselling
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Social Therapy
  • 12 Step
  • Meditation
  • Education
  • Art Therapy

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