Heroin Addiction Treatment

There are many struggling with heroin addiction; GH Recovery Solutions can offer you a way out. Heroin addiction is often one of the hardest addictions to recover from. Not only is it mentally addictive, but it is also physically addictive. There is hope. Recovery from heroin addiction is possible, and GH Recovery Solutions is ready to stand by your side.

At GH Recovery Solutions, we are knowledgeable on how to treat all aspects of heroin addiction. Whether you choose the path of our Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program or want to rely strictly on therapy modalities and a 12-step program; GH Recovery Solutions has it. We believe in a personal approach to heroin addiction treatment. Our treatment plans and recovery processes are just as unique as every person that walks through our door. GH Recovery Solutions shows you how to participate in recovery from heroin addiction through personal responsibility, accountability and teaching you the skills to build a foundation for the sober life you deserve to live.

How Do I Know if I Need Heroin Addiction Treatment?

Heroin addiction treatment is imperative when dealing with a heroin addiction or dependency. Heroin and opiate addictions are killing over 100 Americans every day, and GH Recovery Solutions can help you get through heroin addiction and recover. Heroin is an opiate that comes from morphine.

Although morphine is a legally prescribed drug, repeated use can lead to dependency, and possibly a heroin addiction down the road.
Heroin is extremely addictive because of how it reacts in the brain. Someone can become addicted mentally after one use of heroin. There is no medical use for heroin even though it is an opiate. If you or someone you love is using heroin, GH Recovery Solutions can help you to heal. We will walk you through every step of recovery from heroin addiction.

If you or a loved one are struggling with heroin addiction, please reach out to GH Recovery Solutions at (888) 345-2025. We can help.

Quick Facts About Heroin Abuse and Addiction

  • Heroin is derived from poppy plants, which when used turns into morphine and binds to opioid receptors in the brain.
  • Heroin use in people between ages 18-25 has been increasing every year since 2007
  • Fentanyl is frequently used to “cut” heroin. Fentanyl can be lethal in doses as small as 0.25 milligrams.
  • Over-prescribing of narcotic opioid pain medications has caused many to turn to heroin once a dependency on opiates has been formed.
  • From 2002 to 2015 there has been a 6.2 fold increase in the total number of heroin-related deaths.
  • In 2015 586,000 Americans age 12 and older sought out heroin addiction treatment along with other substance abuse issues.
  • Heroin most commonly comes in a white or brown powdered form or a black, tar-like substance (black tar heroin)
  • All forms of heroin can be snorted, smoked, or injected.

Physiology and Side Effects of Heroin

Along with many other addictive drugs, heroin increases dopamine levels in the brain of the user. Heroin also interrupts the natural cycle of opiate receptors in the brain. The body produces endogenous opioids such as dynorphin, enkephalin, and endorphins. These are all naturally occurring chemicals and decrease the perception of pain and elevate mood by increasing endorphins. When heroin is introduced to the brain, the body gets overloaded with extra opioids, and this creates the euphoria that comes from using heroin. The flood of opioids into the system creates addiction and dependency because the body cannot produce the same intense rush of chemicals naturally.

The intense reaction in the body happens with infrequent or small doses of heroin and can lead to addiction after only a few uses. A tolerance to the effects of heroin occurs quickly as the brain won’t produce normal levels of chemicals after heroin has been introduced to the system and more heroin is required to provide the same effects. Heroin can turn you or your loved one into someone you wouldn’t recognize in the blink of an eye. GH Recovery Solutions can show you, or your loved one, how to recover from heroin addiction. We offer a comprehensive program to address the mental, physical and spiritual consequences that come from heroin abuse and addiction. We also provide a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program that is specifically geared towards helping to heal from opiate addiction and maintain long-term sobriety.

Identifying heroin addiction can be difficult. Heroin addiction and prescription opiate addiction mimic each other in many ways. The difference is not in what you or your loved one are addicted to, it is identifying the side effects to be able to get help. Common side effects of heroin addiction/abuse are:

  • Reduced sensation of pain
  • Drowsiness
  • Constricted pupils
  • Cycling between being awake and severe drowsiness “nodding out.”
  • Slurred speech
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Itchy skin
  • Slowed respiration
  • Slowed heart rate

Understanding Heroin Addiction

When heroin is abused in any form; snorted, smoked, or injected its effects are euphoric. This is caused by the flood of dopamine entering the brain. Over time, the brain stops producing normal amounts of these naturally-occurring chemicals resulting in a compulsion for heroin. Heroin treatment is used to help stop the compulsive drug-seeking behaviors that accompany heroin addiction. Heroin is also physically addictive and can cause users to experience painful withdrawal symptoms.

GH Recovery Solutions is aware of the toll that heroin addiction takes on the mind and body of those suffering. The physical and mental symptoms of stopping heroin use, or attempting to get clean outside of a safe treatment environment often lead to relapse. GH Recovery Solutions is fully capable of walking you through the path to heroin addiction recovery. Many who struggle with heroin addiction choose to use our medication-assisted program as they don’t experience physical withdrawal. Medication-assisted treatment also helps to control cravings. Having control over the physical and mental effects allows for our client’s to focus on their treatment here at GH Recovery Solutions and start the process to lasting sobriety.

Heroin Addiction Signs and Symptoms

Mood

  • Depression
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Swings
  • Withdrawn
  • Euphoric
  • Extreme Agitation
  • Fatigue

Behavioral

  • Lying
  • Stealing
  • Lack of appetite
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Avoidance of eye contact
  • Lack of personal hygiene
  • Wearing long sleeves and pants in warm weather
  • Defensive and stand-offish

Physical

  • Dry mouth
  • Constricted pupils
  • Lack of coordination
  • Itchiness
  • Constipation
  • Abscesses (injection sites)
  • Bruises or track marks
  • Unexplained weight loss

Get Help for Heroin Addiction

Recovery from heroin addiction is possible, GH Recovery Solutions can help you achieve your goal of reaching long-term sobriety. Don’t hesitate, please reach out to one of our knowledgeable and compassionate admissions coordinators today.
Heroin addiction can seem like a never-ending cycle that is impossible to overcome, but GH Recovery Solutions is here to help you defeat heroin addiction. We are here for you every step of the way; you aren’t alone in this fight. GH Recovery Solutions believes wholeheartedly in addressing the underlying issues that feed addiction and giving you the coping skills to build the life you deserve to live. Call us today (888) 345-2025 You can heal, we can help.

Get help right this minute.

All calls free and confidential.
Call (888) 345-2025 now or
let us reach out to you.

Alcoholism is hard to overcome, but GH Recovery Solutions can help you conquer alcoholism and live a life that’s worth living. You don’t have to go through this alone. We can help you to address the underlying issues that attribute to alcoholism, and to learn healthy coping skills to start your pathway to long-term sobriety. Contact us today at (888) 345-2025. You can heal, we can help.