Heroin use has increased over the last few years. Researchers watch as the drug is used more among all genders, all ages, and all incomes. Although many still view heroin use as something that doesn’t touch their lives, nothing could be farther from the truth. The spike in heroin use may be connected to the rise in prescription opioid abuse. In the decade from 2007 to 2017, overdose deaths involving opioids, including heroin, rose from over 18,000 to nearly 50,000. Fortunately, Crestview Recovery’s Medford heroin rehab center has the treatments and programs necessary to prevent such unnecessary deaths. If you or a loved one is struggling with heroin addiction, there is help.

group in therapy at medford heroin rehab centerHow Heroin Affects the Body

Heroin users experience an initial rush of euphoria when using. However, that sensations soon disappears replaced by feelings of drowsiness, the slowing of heart rate and breathing, and a loss of sex drive. Someone experiencing heroin appears to be an unbreakable haze. Often, a heroin user is confused or incoherent, unable to interact with the world around them for the duration of the ‘high.’ However, the more an individual uses the drug, the more they need to use as the body begins to develop a tolerance. 

Once the body has developed a tolerance, the individual has likely become dependent on the drug. This makes treatment not only necessary but difficult as the individual will experience withdrawal symptoms. Several factors will affect how intense or lasting heroin withdrawal symptoms will be. For instance, the length of use and the strength of the heroin taken will factor in. Some common heroin withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain and intestinal issues like diarrhea
  • Sweating and shaking
  • Fever
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

While many think they can endure these symptoms on their own, it’s unwise and unnecessary. Medically supervised detox isn’t far away at the Medford heroin rehab center.

Medford Heroin Rehab Center

Self-detox is dangerous. Often, individuals underestimate just how intense their heroin withdrawal symptoms will be. Rather than being a safe, secure environment that medically supervised detox provides, undergoing self-detox usually puts the individual in danger of hurting themselves or others. The professionals at Medford heroin rehab center can monitor clients to make sure there aren’t any sudden medical issues like elevated heart rate (arrhythmia) or increase blood pressure (hypertension). Once through medically assisted detox, clients can transition into treatment. Here they’ll get the care they need to overcome not just the physical aspects of addiction but the psychological ones as well.

Crestview Recovery offers a wide range of treatment programs to accommodate the unique needs of each client. However, some of our most effective treatments include:

  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment: Some clients discover they have an underlying mental health issue that they have been unconsciously treating through drug use. This is called a co-occurring disorder. Dual diagnosis is the process of treating both aspects at once.
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment: A program allowing clients to receive the treatment and therapy they need but around their work or school schedule. Clients still get the same high-quality treatment but in a concentrated format.
  • Family Therapy Program: In this program, clients work with family members. The program allows for spouses to explore issues together, for children and parents, parents and adult children, and siblings to come together to learn to be supportive and proactive.

These treatments, alongside several others, give clients the best chance to succeed. A lasting recovery comes from getting the specific treatment you or a loved one needs. Because there is no one-size-fits-all road to sobriety, Crestview Recovery makes it a point to work with clients to meet their needs. 

Crestview Recovery

At Crestview Recovery’s Medford Heroin Rehab Center, we provide each patient with a customizable treatment plan. Because each individual’s journey to recovery is unique, we make sure there are a variety of options to choose from. For instance, some of the therapies we offer include:

These therapies work in conjunction with our evidence-based treatments like:

With Crestview Recovery’s professionals at your side, you can beat heroin addiction. Call us at 866.262.0531 to discover how we can help you begin your sober life.