Addictions We Treat
Heroin Addiction Treatment
The Heart of Heroin Addiction
What’s more, withdrawal symptoms can begin as early as a few hours after heroin was last taken. It’s this struggle to keep the high and avoid the discomfort of withdrawal that’s at the heart of the compulsion to use.
Who Is Most At Risk?
• Those struggling with alcoholism are two times more likely to abuse heroin
• Marijuana abusers are three times more likely to abuse heroin
• That those taking painkillers are 40 times more likely to abuse heroin
The Estate Approach
Heroin Addiction Treatment at the Estate
In our residential treatment center, your loved one will learn important recovery lessons about trust, communication, perseverance and team-building as well as other tools for overcoming obstacles to sobriety. We also offer traditional heroin addiction treatment including CBT, DBT and EDMR with care that’s individualized to your loved one’s specific needs.
The Effects of Addiction
• Dry mouth
• Heavy feeling in the arms and legs
• Nausea and vomiting
• Severe itching
• Clouded mental functioning
• Feeling drowsy and sleeping
• Slowed breathing and heart rate
Long-term effects include:
• Needle marks, bruising on injection sites and collapsed veins
• Skin issues like abscesses and infections
• Heart problems
• Organ damage, particularly liver and kidneys
• Increased risk of infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C
• Mental health issues such as depression and personality changes
• Reproductive issues like sexual dysfunction and inconsistent menstrual cycles
• Damage to the septum and nose tissues
Perhaps one of the most serious effects of heroin is overdose which can lead to dangerously slow breathing and/or heart rate, loss of consciousness, permanent brain damage, coma and death.
Signs of Heroin Addiction
• Fatigue followed by patterns of alertness
• Injection wounds, needle marks, skin infections
• Small, constricted pupils or distant, gazing eyes
• Lack of motivation, disinterest in things they once enjoyed
• Behavior changes, isolation from friends and family
• Forgetfulness, disorientation, poor motor function
• Difficulty speaking or slurred speech
• Neglected appearance, unexplained weight loss
• Frequent requests for money without explanation or stealing
Clinical professionals are the core of our treatment programs. We strive to set them up for success by providing supervision hours. In turn, allowing them to provide the best guidance and care for our inpatient and outpatient facilities. Our licensed counselors lay the path to sobriety for our patients throughout their road to recovery.