Heroin Addiction Rehab

Heroin is an opioid drug. It is derived from a natural substance from the seed of an opium poppy plant grown in parts of Asia, Mexico and Columbia. It is a popular street drug. 

When heroin enters our systems, it binds to opioid receptors in the brain that controls feelings of pain and pleasure. The central nervous system depressant dulls the senses and can become incredibly addictive.

In a recent survey of adults in 2020, 0.2% reported suffering from a heroin use disorder in the past 12 months. Despite a relatively low number, many substance abusers move on to using cheaper and more accessible drugs than heroin. 

Different methods of heroin use include injection, sniffing or snorting, and smoking. Research has shown that individuals who begin misusing prescription opioid medications often end up moving on to other more intense substances. This eventually leads to drug abuse and the development of an addiction to heroin.

Hunched over person wearing hoodie covering face with a cigarette, staring down at needle, spoon, heroin on cardboard in abandoned building

Signs of a Heroin Addict

  • Rapid mood swings (depression, euphoria, anxiety, irritability, hostility) 
  • Lying about drug use 
  • Uncontrollable cravings for more  
  • Needing to use more heroin to achieve the same high (tolerance) 
  • Changes in appetite  
  • Weight loss 
  • Constipation 
  • Losing consciousness unintentionally (nodding out)  
  • Scabs at injection sites (track marks) 
  • Skin picking 
  • Skin abscesses (skin infections from IV use) 
  • Neglecting hygiene 
  • Feeling flu-like symptoms when you stop using or decrease the amount  

Behavioral effects of Heroin Abuse

Abusing heroin can dramatically alter your behavior. Heroin users experience extreme mood swings that range from irritable and short-tempered attitudes. They can also develop symptoms of physical withdrawal.

Because Heroin is a mind-altering substance, users are prone to making poor choices and uncharacteristic decisions. Making this drug a contributing factor to the development of mental health issues.

Oftentimes, those who use heroin experience negative changes in important personal and professional relationships. This is due to abnormal behavioral changes, poor decision-making abilities and the individual’s reactions to stressful or distressing situations. Riskier behavior can also lead to contracting blood-borne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C, from needle sharing. This ultimately puts the individual using heroin and others at high risk.

Woman suffering from heroin addiction  in dark room with tears and makeup running down face, shooting up heroin

Physical signs of Heroin Addiction

Young man suffering with head in hands, sitting on bathroom floor with needle and spoon sitting on toilet

Without treatment and support, heroin addiction can be life-threatening. Common physical effects can include:

  • Overdose 
  • Sedation 
  • Confusion 
  • Nausea  
  • Irregular heartbeat 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Mood changes 
  • Decreased urine flow 
  • Physical dependence  
  • Slowed breathing  
  • Death 

Withdrawal signs and symptoms can set in more quickly due to the body’s ability to adapt to the presence of drugs. Once a person stops using or drastically reduces the usage of heroin, it can cause an intense adverse reaction. Withdrawal symptoms can include anxiety and restlessness, diarrhea and vomiting, muscle and joint pain, and severe heroin and drug cravings.

Close up of white powder heroin and syringe filled with heroin

Heroin Addiction Rehab California

At the heroin addiction treatment center in Southern California, clients will have access to a comprehensive treatment plan. We provide the necessary tools and resources for recovering from heroin addiction. Hotel California by the sea’s rigorous heroin addiction rehab offers a wide range of services. 

Medical detox and 24/7 residential treatment services offer intense care and structure for clients entering into a rehab setting. PHP services provide an intense clinical structure.  And IOP services help clients gradually adjust to daily life outside of a rehab setting. Through individualized treatment planning at the heroin addiction rehab, clients have a higher chance of recovery and sobriety.

Heroin Addiction Treatment Center Washington

Hotel California by the Sea offers high-quality care through various evidenced backed treatment therapies. The heroin addiction treatment center offers intensive individual, group and family therapies such as CBT, DBT and EMDR therapy.

As a premier heroin addiction rehab, Hotel California by the Sea believes in a holistic approach to treatment. We believe it is important to address the emotional and psychological aspects of addiction. Understanding the root cause of their addiction is vital in treatment. This will help clients develop the necessary coping skills, learn how to deal with potential triggers and build a foundation for a successful life after rehab.

Heroin Addiction Treatment Program Ohio

Heroin addiction can be a difficult disease to treat. Hotel California by the Sea’s heroin addiction treatment program in Ohio offers various levels of care for treatment. Medication-assisted treatments and withdrawal management methods are pivotal for clients entering into heroin addiction rehab. 

Intensive services within residential treatment allow clients to create a comprehensive plan per the recommendation of an assigned rehab team. Clients will also receive 24/7 care under the guidance of medical doctors, psychiatrists and a case manager.

As clients move into outpatient programming, individual and group therapy will become important in building a foundation for sobriety. Clients will focus on utilizing their new skills to cope with everyday triggers. This is vital to helping them navigate life outside of a rehab environment.

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Finding Treatment through Heroin Addiction Rehab

At Hotel California by the Sea’s heroin addiction rehab, we treat everyone. In our program men, women and young adults will have the opportunity to heal from their addictions. When clients understand the layers of their addiction they will be better equipped to face potential environmental and emotional triggers.

Contact us today to learn about the heroin addiction treatment center. We offer all levels of care for substance use disorders. This includes detox, residential, PHP and IOP treatment services. The dedicated team assigned to each client will help guide each individual through their recovery journey into sobriety. 

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