Heroin is linked to thousands of deaths every year. What possible justification could people turn to for heroin addiction?
The answer is simple: heroin addiction is not something anyone willingly chooses. Substance abuse is a disease—and a life-threatening one at that. Heroin changes your body and your brain. And then it changes—and possibly claims—your life.
The nation is at the grips of an opioid addiction epidemic. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that around 900,000 Americans reported using heroin at least once in the last year.
Half a million Americans are addicted to heroin each year, killing almost 13,000 people annually. It doesn’t have to be this way. Heroin addiction treatment programs are available to combat this epidemic by helping individuals overcome their dependence on heroin.
No matter how bad things seem, it’s possible to recover from heroin addiction. Our West Palm Beach heroin addiction treatment center offers treatment that can help you achieve sobriety and help you put your life back together. Finding the right substance abuse treatment center is key to overcoming your drug addiction and achieving a sober life.
The media is hard on heroin addicts, presenting them as selfish people throwing their lives and relationships away for a worthless drug. This isn’t true.
Heroin addiction changes the brain and the body, such that you feel like you need heroin to survive, creating opioid dependence.
Heroin abuse changes your brain. The longer you use heroin and opioid drugs, the more dramatic the changes become. There’s another problem with heroin addiction, too: heroin addiction destroys lives. Many people use heroin to escape the pain of their daily lives.
So as life gets worse due to heroin addiction, people continue using heroin as a way to avoid the pain of the consequences of heroin use. It’s a vicious cycle.
You can’t stop anytime you want. Otherwise, you would have already stopped. Heroin addiction often comes with a significant dose of denial. You see heroin as the only way to feel happy or believe that you could stop if you wanted to.
Don’t let heroin lie to you. You can quit. The first step is the detox process. As you detox, your body violently resists the withdrawal of heroin. You’ll experience depression, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, sleeplessness, and potentially other symptoms.
In some cases, you may even become dehydrated or severely ill. Supervised detox at a skilled and qualified heroin detox facility is the key to safely getting through detox. Once you’ve fully detoxed, the cravings will be much less severe.
Depending on the treatment centers you attend, you may be eligible for medication assisted treatment, which gives you anti-craving medications to ease heroin withdrawal symptoms. These drugs are in a class called “partial opioid agonists.” They work to block the opioid receptors that cause cravings and increased heroin use.
Medically supervised detox is a safe process that can help heroin users alleviate withdrawal symptoms from heroin detox and achieve long-term heroin treatment.
Heroin addiction is a complex disease involving mind, body, your environment, your finances, and much more. We work to provide you with the comprehensive support you need.
Therapy is a key form of support on the journey to recovery. Through therapy, you’ll gain an understanding of how and why you became an addict, and begin cultivating coping skills that can help you resist the temptation to use.
You may be able to access different types of therapeutic interventions in your addiction treatment journey. These can include individual therapy to address your personal addiction treatment journey, as well as any co-occurring disorders or mental health treatment. You may also be able to participate in family therapy to help strengthen your relationships outside of treatment. Additionally, there are offerings of group therapy to give you a support network inside of your addiction treatment center.
Our specialized program includes trauma-informed options since so many heroin addicts have survived traumatic events.
Addiction is a disease you’ll have to fight for the rest of your life. You’ll need to be mindful of how potentially addictive substances might affect you. That doesn’t mean you have to give up your life.
With each passing day, things get a bit easier. Eventually, you’ll reach a point where cravings don’t occur as often, and life is more manageable.
The key is finding a program that works for you, by supporting your family and values and listening to your needs. We understand that everyone’s journey has to be different.
Our team is here to help you on your path to sobriety and to support you as you take this long but rewarding journey.
Sobriety will never be easier than it is today. Call us now if you’re ready for help.
We understand the importance of accessibility and affordability, which is why we have partnered with several insurance companies to better service you. We accept most major insurance providers and private health insurance. Our team is available 24/7 to assist you in navigating your insurance coverage. If you don’t have insurance, we are here to help you understand the options available for you or a loved one.
Take the first step toward recovering from addiction by calling Future Now Detox at (866) 419-3899, or verify your insurance by clicking the button below.
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recover in body, mind, and spirit, so you can awaken to a new life.