Addictions We Treat

Addiction treatment is not one-size-fits-all, and your treatment plan should not be either. That’s why it’s so important that your residential treatment center has experience and expertise in a range of addictions, as well as a focus on individualized care. That’s exactly what you’ll find at The Estate, one of the few stand-alone addiction treatment centers in the country.

Heroin Addiction Treatment

Heroin is one of the most lethal street drugs around. According to the CDC, heroin-related overdoses have more than quadrupled since 2011. Although the dangers of the drug and it’s highly addictive nature are widely reported, the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health cites that an average of 220 people a day had initiated heroin use in the past year. If you suspect your loved one is using, we can help them take a different path. Our nature-based approach to heroin addiction treatment creates a unique and powerful experience to guide your loved one through recovery.

The Heart of Heroin Addiction

You can feel the effects of heroin within seconds of snorting, swallowing or injecting the drug. Users often describe a near-euphoric feeling or rush as the heroin begins to trigger chemical releases inside the brain. However, as tolerance begins to develop; higher and/or more frequent doses are needed to recreate the same high. The brain cells manipulated can then become damaged to the point they no longer produce those chemical signals of pleasure without the heroin.

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?

Heroin addiction does not discriminate; it crosses all demographics and income levels. Anyone can become addicted but, according to a 2016 study by the Department of Health & Human Services, there are factors which can increase the 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

As one of the only privately owned, stand-alone drug rehab centers in MS, the Estate treats a wide range of addictions with a unique, effective Dual Diagnosis approach. Designed to address the core of each client’s experience with substance abuse, our program helps those who are ready to help themselves and break the deadly cycle of addiction. Our nature-based, holistic programming–combined with our clinical and therapeutic expertise – allows us to help addicts become advocates for long-term recovery.
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Heroin Addiction Treatment at the Estate

We focus on a nature-based experiential recovery approach to heroin addiction treatment. Surrounded by a secluded 108-acre forest, an integral part of the healing process, we utilize research-based therapeutic interventions that incorporate treatment modalities such as ropes courses and challenge activities for both one-on-one and group sessions.

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
Heroin use causes a range of health complications. Short-term effects include:

• 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
Common signs that your loved one is addicted to heroin include:

• 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

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