Changing Lives With Heroin Treatment That Truly Works
Regular, repeated use of illegal drugs can actually alter the way the brain works and change the entire course of your future. Drug addiction doesn’t just affect the life of the addict, but also those who care for them. Here at Wasatch Crest, we offer heroin addiction treatment for those who battle an addiction to this highly addictive drug. We want to see all of our patients have a successful future free of dependence on illegal chemicals.
Using heroin for just a short period of time can change the way the brain operates, creating addictive behaviors that are harmful for the physical and emotional well-being of the addict. Over time, addicts learn behaviors and habits that may cost them relationships with those they love the most.
What is Heroin?
Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive drug made from an opium poppy, and typically comes in the form of a brown or white powder. Users inhale or smoke the powder, and often inject the drug after mixing it with water and heating it. Because of its high solubility in liquids, heroin crosses the blood/brain barrier much faster than other addictive drugs such as morphine.
Heroin may also be “cut” with substances like powdered milk, sugar, quinine or starch. The drug may be smoked or injected.
Medical conditions most often associated with heroin abuse are hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and collapsed veins. In the right conditions and doses, heroin use can be fatal.
Once heroin is injected or inhaled, the short-term effects are quickly noticeable. Users may notice a euphoric-like feeling or high, combined with heavy extremities, a dry mouth and warm skin. Once the initial high wears off, users alternate between bouts of drowsiness and wakefulness. The central nervous system is depressed to the point that mental functioning is affected and clouded.
Long term effects include addiction, tolerance and other medical conditions affecting the heart and the liver. The depressing effects of the drug may also affect the lungs after long term use.
Signs of Heroin Abuse
Even recreational heroin use can be extremely harmful. If you suspect someone you love is using or abusing heroin, watch for the following signs of heroin abuse.
- Trouble with the law
- Dramatic changes in sleep patterns
- Hyperactive, energetic behavior that is abnormal
- Depressed appetite
- Cravings for sweet foods
- Blatant lying, even when faced with evidence of the truth
- Dwindling personal hygiene standards
Heroin is a highly addictive drug that can be deadly. If you suspect someone you love is abusing heroin, it’s essential that you get proper treatment quickly. Here at Wasatch Crest Recovery, we specialize in dealing with addictive behaviors. We are here to help ensure that your loved one is safe.
Typically, addicts will develop a tolerance to the drug that requires a higher dose to get the initial high each time. This leads to addiction and fatal overdoses over time. When use of the drug is stopped abruptly, the user may experience withdrawal symptoms that are painful and life-threatening. Here at Wasatch Crest, we use a combination of therapy and medication to ensure the best chances of success after treatment for every addict.
Why Choose Wasatch Crest for Heroin Treatment?
If you or someone you love is using heroin recreationally or destructively, it’s time to seek treatment from the professionals that have the tools to help you succeed. We offer:
- 30, 60 and 90 day inpatient programs
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Recreation therapy
- Personalized life coaching
- Employment assistance
- Partial hospitalization programs
Regardless of the depth of your addiction, we can help. Our goal is to safely detox your body from the drugs and ensure that you are in a safe atmosphere with professionals that are trained to deal with dangerous withdrawals. After your treatment, we are with you every step of the way until you are on your feet.
We want to do more than help you stop using drugs; we want to help you live a successful, happy life free of chemical dependency. We utilize a dual diagnosis, connecting the mind and the body to increase your chances of beating your addiction. We also offer family therapy to ensure that those closest to you know how to help you on your path to recovery and how to stop enabling behaviors that set you back.
Contact Us Today
If you or someone you love is in need of heroin treatment, call us today for help. We are truly invested in the future of every patient and are confident our approach can help you on the path to recovery.