The prescription opioid epidemic has hurt millions. Too often people who start using prescription painkillers eventually become heroin abusers. Heroin is particularly deadly due to the rapid pace at which tolerance develops. Over time, drug addicts need to abuse heroin just to feel normal and ward off heroin withdrawal. Making it necessary to enter a heroin addiction treatment center. People who use heroin are at high risk of heroin overdoses. They may unintentionally take deadly quantities.
Heroin addiction is devastating for the user and their loved ones. Relapse rates are high for heroin users. However, with evidence-based heroin addiction treatment and dedication to a long-term relapse prevention plan, recovery is possible. Promises offers comprehensive treatment for heroin addicts. We provide substance abuse treatment as well as care for co-occurring mental illness.
What to Expect in Heroin Treatment and Rehab
We will create a personalized treatment plan to address substance abuse and mental health disorders. You will have integrated treatment during your stay in inpatient rehab. Your addiction treatment will be provided by Promises’ medical and behavioral health professionals. You will also have high-quality health care and behavioral therapy to address underlying issues that contribute to substance abuse.
Our focus is on helping you develop a healthier lifestyle without drugs and alcohol. To this end, we’ll teach you critical relapse prevention skills. You’ll also participate in individual and group therapy and begin attending 12-step support groups or alternatives to 12-step programs.
What You Need to Know About Medically Assisted Detox
Medication-assisted treatment is considered the gold standard in heroin abuse treatment. When used in combination with behavioral therapy and addiction recovery resources, MAT can greatly reduce relapse rates. Medication-assisted therapies for heroin addiction include:
- Buprenorphine (Suboxone®, Subutex®)
- Naltrexone (Vivitrol®)
These prescription drugs work by binding to the same opioid receptors as heroin. This essentially “tricks” the brain into thinking you’re using heroin. This can help prevent powerful heroin cravings. It can also ease withdrawal symptoms. These heroin treatment medications require oversight from a medical professional.
Opioid addicted people may experience severe withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking drugs. It’s important to complete drug detox from heroin in a medically assisted setting. Trying to quit heroin “cold turkey” on your own can result in painful withdrawal symptoms and lead to relapse. Here are a few reasons Promises’ outpatient drug detox is a safe place to begin recovery:
- Promises’ 24/7 medical team monitors you around the clock to immediately attend to any discomfort.
- You’ll also detox from alcohol abuse and any other substance misuse as well.
- We help you through the most difficult part of detox with research-backed medications to ease withdrawal symptoms.
- You’ll undergo drug detox in a comfortable environment.
- We monitor your vital signs to make sure heroin withdrawal is safe.
Medically assisted detox helps prepare you for the next step in heroin addiction treatment. You’re better able to focus on residential drug addiction treatment without drugs in your system or intense withdrawal symptoms.
Inpatient Heroin Rehab
Addiction recovery requires you to understand your past. In our rehab facility, you’ll address the reasons why you abuse heroin. Working on the issues that lead to substance abuse helps prevent heroin use in the future. In residential treatment, you’ll discover some issues that can contribute to substance abuse include:
- Co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression or anxiety
- Relationship problems stemming from attachment issues
Promises offers many treatments for heroin addiction. We’ll work with you to come up with the best treatment options for heroin rehab and therapy. Approaches we use to treat substance use disorders may include:
- Individual therapy program
- Group therapy program
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- 12-step programs like Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
- Relapse prevention for heroin abusers
- Pharmacological treatment as appropriate
- Experiential therapies
- Trauma therapies
Our treatment center feels like home. You’ll enjoy comfortable furnishings, warm decor and welcoming gathering areas. You’ll live alongside peers with similar struggles. Promises’ culinary team prepares meals that are delicious and well-balanced. You’ll also have ample opportunities for fitness and other self-care activities.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Mental illness and substance use disorders often go hand in hand. There’s a strong link between opiate addiction and mental health disorders like depression. Another common dual diagnosis is anxiety disorders with addiction to heroin. That’s why psychiatric care is a critical part of substance abuse treatment.
You’ll meet with Promises’ psychiatric team to determine if you’re struggling with co-occurring disorders. Prescription drugs and medications like antidepressants may be necessary to ease mental illness symptoms. We’ll follow up with you throughout treatment to gauge improvement and assess side effects. We’ll adjust prescription drug dosage as appropriate.
Long-Term Inpatient Care and Beyond
Long-term inpatient rehab provides distance from triggers and time to practice healthy coping skills. It helps you stand strong against urges to use heroin when you leave our treatment center. People who complete inpatient treatment, followed by outpatient rehab or other forms of continuing care are less likely to relapse.
An ongoing commitment to recovery work is essential in overcoming heroin addiction. Successful abstinence from heroin is linked to long-term drug addiction treatment.
What to Expect in Continuing Care
Addiction recovery is a lifelong pursuit. Continuing care planning is one of the most important aspects of treatment and recovery. We help you grow stronger and more confident in sobriety through relapse prevention training. You’ll get support transitioning back into life after inpatient treatment. We connect you to addiction recovery resources that may include:
- Outpatient treatment
- Sober-living residences
- 12-step programs like Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
- Alternatives to 12-step programs like Refuge Recovery and SMART Recovery
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy or couples counseling
- Medication assisted treatment (as deemed appropriate)
- Psychiatrists to manage treatment medications like Suboxone®
Does Health Insurance Cover Addiction Treatment?
Medically assisted heroin detox is typically covered by health insurance. If your health insurance includes behavioral health coverage it may greatly reduce the price of heroin addiction treatment. Many insurance plans have a substance abuse component as well as a residential treatment component. Health insurance may also cover pharmacological treatments for opioid addiction. For instance, the prescription drug Suboxone may be covered. This is a form of medication-assisted treatment for heroin.
The best way to determine the specifics of insurance coverage for heroin treatment is to call us. Our admissions team will work directly with your health insurance company. We’ll determine what type of substance abuse and mental health treatment you’re eligible for.
Start Your Recovery From Heroin Addiction
Getting help for heroin use can mean the difference between life and death. If you or a loved one is caught in the grip of heroin addiction, call us today. Promises drug rehab provides the medical and psychological care you need to stop using heroin. Call 888-386-3460 now.