Heroin Addiction Treatment

Get the Help You Need with The Dawn’s Heroin Addiction Treatment

The Dawn Addiction Rehab and Wellness Centre offers a multi-faceted approach to rehabilitation, wellness and client care. In order to bring about long-lasting positive changes, we find it essential to address both underlying negative behaviours and reinforce positive behaviour development. Our team of licensed professionals are dedicated to ensure that our clients have the necessary skills and tools that are required to stay substance free after completing the rehab programme. We offer an effective heroin addiction treatment programme using a combination of Eastern and Western methods of treatment such as CBT, MBCT and 12 Steps.

Heroin and variations of opioid drugs

Heroin is a highly addictive opiate that is derived from morphine. Some examples of drugs that are opioids include a variety of painkillers, such as morphine, oxycodone, methadone, hydrocodone, codeine, Fentanyl and Buprenorphine. Brand names that sell opioid drugs include Percocet, OxyContin, Vicodin, Tylox, Demerol and Percodan.

What are the physical health effects of heroin abuse?

Continued use of heroin has many negative and harmful long-term effects on the body. Heroin is often injected, which can cause blood vessel and heart valve infections, as well as collapsed veins. Arthritis and tuberculosis are also long-term effects of heroin abuse. Additionally, heroin abusers tend to share needles, which can result in contagious infections such as AIDS. Other physical health effects include:

 

  • Gum inflammation
  • Bad teeth
  • Cold sweats
  • Constipation
  • Weakened immune system
  • Gastic issues
  • Coma
  • Itching
  • Partial paralysis
  • Respiratory issues
  • Lowered sexual capacity and impotence (men)
  • Menstrual disturbance (women)
  • Memory loss and intellectual decline
  • Depression
  • Appetite loss
  • Introversion
  • Facial pustules

What are the signs of opiate addiction?

There are some physical signs that a person may be suffering from opiate addiction, such as:

 

  • Noticeable euphoria/elation
  • Marked drowsiness/sedation
  • Constricted pupils
  • Confusion
  • Slowed breathing
  • Intermittent loss of consciousness or nodding off

 

Other indications of heroin abuse include visiting several doctors in order to receive multiple prescriptions, dramatic changes in mood, throwing away numerous pill bottles, social isolation or withdrawal and unexpected financial issues.

What methods are available for heroin addiction treatment?

The Dawn offers a holistic approach to heroin addiction treatment, which allows our clients to engage in our own method known as the Twin Pillars Approach. This approach focuses on rehabilitation and wellness and primarily uses Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to encourage our clients to recognise the negative patterns of their thoughts, manage them in a way that is non-judgemental, and make the necessary changes to their way of thinking and feelings. The 12 Step method is also used to ensure optimal behaviour alteration and encourage life long sobriety.

 

At The Dawn, we pride ourselves on offering a unique approach to treatment by addressing the root cause of our client’s addiction. This is vital in helping us realise why the addiction occurred in the first place and allows us to identify key triggers, foster positive thinking and emphasis the need for lifestyle discipline.

Is detox required for heroin addiction treatment?

Detox may be required in order to start treatment, though this depends on the results of our initial qualitative assessment that we conduct prior to starting rehabilitation programme. This assessment is necessary to not only determine whether detox is required, but also helps us create an ideal personalised treatment plan that caters to each of our client’s specific needs.

What are the benefits of inpatient heroin treatment?

There are many different benefits to receiving inpatient heroin treatment. To begin with, a person who is physically dependent on heroin is likely to experience withdrawal symptoms and an inpatient facility allows them to detox safely under medical supervision. Since inpatient facilities take the user out of their regular environment, they also will not be exposed to triggers such as people, places and events that could cause them to use. They will also have less stress and reduce the chances of relapse or even overdose.

 

There are also numerous emotional and psychological benefits to inpatient heroin treatment. Clients can receive the emotional support and safety that they need to overcome their addiction, and have access to many psychotherapy options.

Why should you choose The Dawn for heroin addiction treatment?

The Dawn offers highly-personalised and intensive treatment programme that includes:

 

  • Integrated treatment plan for clients with co-occuring disorders
  • Alcohol and drug detox centre onsite
  • Licensed team of UK-trained addiction professionals
  • Non-religious, holistic and humanistic approach to therapy
  • Medical support available around the clock
  • 1:1 staff to client ratio
  • Online aftercare support at no additional cost
  • Effective and affordable treatment (at 1/4 of the price of a Western centre)

Contact us today

Recovery from addiction requires some work, and even making the first move towards becoming sober can be daunting to think about. The Dawn is here to help you or someone you care about overcome heroin addiction and take necessary steps towards recovery. Contact us today to receive a no obligation assessment to find out how we can help. You can also call us on one of our toll-free numbers listed on our Contact Us page.