Heroin is a drug that inhibits the brain’s perception of pain. Because of it’s similarities to some prescriptions painkillers, many users begin using heroin in search of a stronger narcotic. Its use is mostly as a high potency street recreation drug, and an addiction to it grows rapidly and uncontrollably. Heroin addiction treatment requires the help of an outside source to help the user first stay away from the substance, and then to apply treatment methods. 2nd Chance in Gilbert provides outpatient treatment procedures to help find the stem of the addiction to remove it from the user’s life completely.
The overarching sign of an opioid addiction is when a user decides to take drugs instead of pursuing daily activities. When activities become centered around ways to acquire more heroin, or when the user is high for a majority of the day, these are signs of an intense and growing addiction. Ways to tell if a person is addicted or using the drug is by checking their personal belongings.
As the addict continues to use the drugs, they will often begin creating new social groups and habitual activities. If these groups are also using the drug, this can lead to a snowball effect in their lifestyle choices. Perhaps spending their time in unproductive ways or maybe doing illegal or dangerous things to acquire more drugs. This can cost them their jobs and break family ties forever. Heroin addicts let the drug consume and destroy their natural behavior. They lose their tendencies for being tidy, neglect hygiene, commonly isolate themselves and act hostile towards others. Many times behavioral therapy options are helpful for cases like this.
Continued use leads to tolerance where more amounts are required to achieve the desired results. The more the body gets the drug, the more it gets accustomed to it and the result is over-dependence. The body cannot function properly without heroin one an addiction has taken route. As tolerance builds it becomes harder and harder to separate from as it will begin bringing the user into a manic state where they feel incapable of not having the drug and can lead to detrimental decisions.
If something causes such deadly symptoms, why would anyone ever try it?
Heroin is quite addictive because of its ability to cause a high or a rush that makes the user feel good, happy and calm. It also can greatly boost confidence and numbs the pain. These kind of effects are common through many different opioids and why addiction is so easy. Many times Heroin users will have been accustomed to another opioid substance, such as Oxycodone, perhaps through prescription. Even in this state, without opioid addiction treatment, many users will be searching for more and more of the same feeling and will lead them to Heroin. The more one is accustomed to these feelings, the more they will seek these kinds of drugs.
If the user’s body is already accustomed to the drug, discontinuing the use can lead to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms such as body and muscle pains, agitation, bouts of cold, involuntary muscle movement resulting to kicks, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and more cravings.
To control withdrawal symptoms, get the help of a professional who will administer treatment options aimed at reversing these effects. Other methods such as cold turkey need the aid of supplemental drugs and assistance from loved ones.
At our Treatment Center in Gilbert Arizona, we help heroin patients get their lives back by offering an all-around treatment procedure. It is never about getting the drugs out of the body, but ensuring the patient does not get back or desire their former life of drug addiction. What is our approach?
2nd Chance Treatment Center strives to bring patients some of the best outpatient rehab care in Gilbert. By having certified professionals experienced with specific types of Opioid and Oxycodone addiction treatments, we have developed through methods for healing and moving our patients forward in their lives.
To counteract the effects of the drug abuse, the user will need to administer appropriate medication that will help clean the body and at the same time reduce the intensity of the withdrawal symptoms. The treatment is carried out after a careful diagnosis of the extent of abuse, and if there is the presence of other forms of drug and alcohol abuse. Depending on the patient, the clinic will use a suboxone treatment plan to slowly wean the user from high potency opioids. This treatment is administered under the watchful eyes of professional treatment specialists who regularly carry out tests to gauge their effectiveness.
Raising the awareness of the harmful effects heroin has on addicts, and the increasing levels of addiction globally can help patients get motivated to stay clean and help others do the same. The education involves getting helpful resources that can further enlighten the patients and their loved ones. By surrounding the patient in a safe and informative environment, 2nd Chance enables patients to fight their addiction head-on.
This approach aims at helping patients get back to a life free from drug use and at the same time develop skills that can help them be employed or start meaningful projects that can raise their living standards.
It is never too late to overcome an addiction to heroin or other opioid drugs. Our experienced, professional, understanding and friendly team will help you get your life back fast and painlessly and the same time minimizing chances of a relapse. This comes from having a simple and straightforward plan when it comes to adjusting our patient’s life to their new life with no addiction.