Synthetic chemicals in heroin create chemical changes in the brain and body to produce euphoria, and after prolonged abuse, the cumulative effects of these chemicals can result in fatal overdose. Additional side-effects of heroin abuse include various health problems such as liver or kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, pulmonary complications, hepatitis, or spontaneous abortion. Heroin treatment centers are equipped to address all these aspects of addiction and are staffed by caring, dedicated counselors and physicians to help you overcome your dependence on heroin.
After you enroll in one of our heroin rehab centers, the first phase of treatment, medical detox, treats the physiological aspect of addiction. Highly trained medical personnel are present to monitor uncomfortable or dangerous withdrawal symptoms and will administer medication, if needed, to make the process more tolerable.
The next phase of heroin rehab center treatment will address the psychological aspects, and heroin rehab centers have a variety of methods and programs that can be tailored to address your specific needs. You will attend individual or group counseling sessions, behavior modification training classes, and cognitive skills and coping skills training. Also, family support services and aftercare services are provided to assist with your transition back into society.
The most difficult step in becoming drug-free is to admit that you have a problem. If you have made that step, don’t let fear of the unknown keep you from calling one of our heroin treatment centers. Counselors are available to answer your questions and give you a better understanding of what to expect from a heroin treatment center.