If you have had enough of your heroin addiction and are ready to quit, Recovery Bay is here to help. We offer comprehensive care for substance abuse at our heroin rehab center in Florida. Our treatment professionals can help you transition away from addiction and into long-term recovery.
We offer full detox, residential, and aftercare programs that promote lifelong recovery without relapse. With the help of caring professionals, you have a chance of overcoming your heroin addiction and any mental health disorders. To find out more about what treatment is available, contact our heroin rehab center today.
Heroin Addiction Treatment and Recovery
Americans are facing significant issues from one community to the next. There might not be an issue that is more pressing than the current opiate and heroin addiction epidemics that are spreading like wildfire.
Once someone finds themselves caught up in the cycle of something like heroin addiction, their choices are limited. They can continue abusing heroin until disaster befalls them, or they can choose to fight back against their addiction. In our Panama City Beach, Florida treatment center, we are pulling for the latter.
In the following sections, we will focus on the heroin addiction treatment process. When carried out properly, it can save lives.
The Heroin Addiction Treatment Process
There is no point in denying that rehab is the only real resource you will have to fight back against your heroin addiction. If you try any of those online solutions you see, you can count on a lifetime of chronic relapses. Why? Those “self-help” solutions never dig deep enough to address the core issues that caused the addiction.
To ease your mind about going into rehab, we want to layout the heroin addiction treatment process in detail.
It starts with you being able to admit you are powerless over heroin and need help. When you go into rehab, you will be met by intake personnel. Their job is to interview you about your addiction. The information you offer regarding the circumstances surrounding your addiction will serve as the basis for the staff to create for you a custom treatment plan.
Once the rehab’s staff has a plan in mind, you can expect to go through three steps of treatment. That would include:
- A medically monitored detox program
- Therapy and counseling
- Access to aftercare programs
A Medically Monitored Detox Program
Heroin is a highly addictive opiate substance. As such, it takes hold of a user’s life within weeks. Once heroin exerts its hold, the user becomes subject to some very serious withdrawal symptoms. Here are some of the more serious heroin withdrawal symptoms and side effects:
- Significant breathing problems
- Accelerated heart rate and blood pressure
- The onset of nightmares and hallucinations (auditory and visual)
- Body convulsions and tremors in the extremities (arms and legs)
- Bad cramping in the stomach region
- Psychosis like depression and anxiety
- Inability to control thoughts and motor function
Remember, facing some of these symptoms is a certainty if your heroin addiction is significant.
By going through a medically monitored detox problem, you can avoid many of the ill effects that you might feel while detoxing. While you go through withdrawal, the rehab’s staff members will be monitoring your progress. They want to make sure you are safe during the process. Should you start to feel bad or show signs of distress, a medical professional will be standing by to offer relief medications as needed.
Therapy and Counseling
After going through a detox program, you should feel well enough to tackle therapy. This will be your opportunity to open up and dig away at what is really driving your addiction. You see, people might start using heroin as an experiment. However, the addiction usually takes hold because the user has issues with which they can’t cope.
The focus of our Florida heroin rehab is therapy. By partnering with a therapist, you can explore any underlying causes of addiction and find a solution for a sustainable recovery. You will engage in individual and group therapy to learn how to manage the symptoms of your addiction and any mental disorders.
In therapy, the interaction between you and your therapist would be directed at finding the root causes of your addiction. To do that, you have to be honest with your therapist and yourself. If you can do that much, therapy will bear fruit and you will likely learn the truth about your addiction.
From there, you can start working on solutions. Most of the time, the best solution is better coping skills. If you can learn to be more constructive about dealing with your triggers, you should be able to avoid relapses in the future.
More on the Therapies Offered – Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT)
Primary care comes in the form of evidence-based treatment, a science-based approach to recovery. We offer a range of evidence-based therapy such as
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Acceptance and commitment therapy
- Experiential therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Motivational interviewing
We utilize treatment methods that are backed by scientific research, academic study, and client observation. You can feel confident that you are receiving the highest quality treatment available from licensed therapists.
We Also Offer Dual Diagnosis Treatment
If you have multiple co-occurring disorders, you may need to seek treatment for both your addiction and your mental health issue. Recovery Bay offers mental health support and dual diagnosis treatment. Dual diagnosis treatment allows your therapist to look more closely at your situation and find the right treatment for both conditions. You can learn how to manage your mental disorder symptoms while overcoming your addiction at the same time.
As far as how the treatment is delivered, you could have options. With heroin addiction, you might want to prepare yourself for residential treatment. The truth is you need the highest level of treatment possible as a means to protect the work you are doing in therapy.
Residential treatment requires that you live within the rehab facility 24/7. While in treatment, you would likely participate in individual therapy sessions, as well as group and family therapy sessions as needed. When not in therapy, you would get the opportunity to participate in group recreational programs or enjoy the rehab facility’s amenities.
Outpatient Options for Heroin Addiction
Should your circumstances make residential treatment difficult, you could choose one of two outpatient treatment options. The first option would be Partial Hospitalization or PHP. In this kind of outpatient program, you would live at home but report for scheduled counseling sessions.
As the most restrictive of the outpatient options, you could anticipate having to report for treatment at least 5 days a week for at least 6 hours each day, maybe more as needed. As part of a PHP program, most of your time would be spent on individual therapy or in groups when possible.
If you could get the help you need with a less restrictive treatment option, you could look into an Intensive Outpatient or IOP option. While getting the same level of individual treatment, the time requirements would drop to 3 to 5 days a week for maybe 4 hours a day. IOP usually follows a residential treatment program like ours.
After completing therapy, it would be your time to leave rehab and test your sober wings. Before you would leave, you would get information about aftercare options.
Access to Aftercare Programs
After completing a substance abuse treatment program, your confidence in your ability to stay clean might waver. That is to be expected. However, you should have access to aftercare programs like:
- Additional outpatient counseling when needed
- Living in a sober living home before returning to your real home
- Attending 12 Step meetings (AA & NA)
- Participating in alumni programs and events sponsored by Recovery Bay
At the end of the day, you have to confront your drug addiction. Now is the time to take control of your drug addiction. If you are ready to move forward with your recovery, contact Recovery Bay Center at 833-991-2955. Let our treatment professionals help you get started with your treatment program today.