Heroin Addiction Treatment
Heroin is an illegal drug that kills thousands of people each year and devastates families. Many people become addicted to heroin by accident, after using prescription opiates for pain. You may be using heroin to cope with pain you feel inside. But if you’re addicted to opiates like heroin, it’s important to seek addiction treatment. Without help, you’re vulnerable to health problems and heroin overdoses. The Ranch has many proven treatments for heroin addiction and other opioid use disorders.
For many people, heroin addiction treatment begins with eliminating the substance from their bodies through medically monitored detox. Once they are stabilized and beginning to heal from the physical effects of the drug, they are better prepared to enter the next phase of opiate treatment. In heroin rehab, you’ll address the psychological and emotional issues behind addiction. The Ranch offers inpatient rehab to treat heroin addiction. We also offer mental health treatment for co-occurring disorders.
When you arrive at The Ranch, we’ll do a complete mental and physical examination. We’ll assess whether you have a dual diagnosis, which is having substance abuse and mental illness at the same time. Our mental health specialists will create a personalized treatment plan for you. It will be designed to get you through the most difficult moments of medical detox. It will also include behavioral treatments to help you manage mental health symptoms. We will offer you the most effective treatments available during your inpatient rehab stay. And we will help prepare you for long-term recovery.
Medically Assisted Detox for Opioid Addicts
Heroin abusers cannot quit cold turkey. Medically supervised detox is needed for anyone addicted to heroin. Withdrawal symptoms that occur when getting the drug out of your body can range from uncomfortable to extremely painful and life-threatening.
Medical detox at The Ranch is designed for safety and comfort. Our compassionate staff will help you through every step of withdrawal and detox. Here’s what you can expect from heroin detox:
- You’ll work with a medical team that will attend to uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.
- We’ll monitor your physical and emotional health around the clock.
- If you also abuse other drugs, we will provide detox from alcohol abuse or other substances.
- Our medical team will administer research-backed pharmacologic treatments to ease withdrawal symptoms.
- You’ll stay in a homey, comfortable environment.
Once you complete the medical detox part of the treatment process, heroin and other illicit drugs will be out of your system. Then the healing work of residential heroin rehab can begin.
What to Expect From Inpatient Heroin Rehab
The Ranch drug rehabs offer a wide range of treatment options. Heroin addiction treatment includes both traditional and alternative therapies. These may include:
- Individual and group therapy
- Family therapy with loved ones
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and other 12-step programs
- Pharmacological treatments as needed
- Adventure therapies
- Trauma therapies such as EMDR
- Relapse prevention planning
People who use heroin often have co-occurring mental disorders and early emotional trauma. At The Ranch, you’ll begin to work through the pain that drove your heroin misuse disorder. In a safe environment, you will explore past trauma, family relationships and painful life events. You’ll address these with the support of experienced therapists and other recovering addicts who share similar issues. Our safe, comfortable residential treatment program is an ideal environment to embark on this journey of self-care and self-preservation.
Inpatient drug rehab gives you time and space to practice healthy self-care. It will also connect you to a new community to support you as you adjust to sober living. Relapse prevention is a key part of your ongoing care. Your relapse prevention plan may include:
- Treatment in an outpatient setting
- Referrals to sober-living residences
- 12-step programs like Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
- Individual therapy
- Couples counseling or family counseling
- Psychiatrists to help manage treatment medications
Your Second Chance Starts Today
Save your life and call The Ranch rehab center today. We have the expertise and unique blend of therapies to help you break free of your addiction. Our compassionate and understanding approach will help you stop using heroin and develop skills for long-term addiction recovery. Call now and take back your life: 844-876-7680.
Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms
Heroin withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening. Detox should take place in a medically monitored detox setting where pain is eased with evidence-based medications and any emergency situations are attended to immediately. Major heroin withdrawal symptoms typically peak between 24 and 48 hours after the last dose of heroin and subside after about a week. However, some people have shown persistent withdrawal signs for many months.
Heroin withdrawal symptoms may include:
- Intense cravings
- Muscle and bone pain
- Cold flashes
- Abdominal cramps