Are you, or a loved one, suffering from heroin addiction? Are you looking for a rehab clinic near you in order to recover and get yourself clean? Action Rehab is here to help you.
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Our heroin rehab programme is reasonably priced and unlike the NHS, there are no waiting lists. We understand that talking about this is a difficult topic and that getting in touch with us won’t be easy. But if you have concerns for a heroin addict, whether that be yourself or someone else, you need to act now. The longer a heroin addiction goes untreated, the harder it will be for us to treat. It is essential that you are honest with yourself and others about your addiction to allow you to begin the path to recovery and a better quality of life.
We have a full team of established and experienced experts who are willing to listen and give you the support you deserve without judgement or questioning. All you have to do is get in touch and give a brief overview of your situation and we will help you take control and give you guidance every step of the way, and the best way to combat a heroin addiction is to be open and honest from the outset. So please don’t delay and call us today on 0151 268 6992 and let us begin your heroin rehab straight away.
Heroin rehab treatment programmes
Action Rehab’s programme is one of the most effective heroin rehab clinics in the country and we are here to help you to free yourself of the shackles of heroin addiction. Heroin rehab is statistically regarded to the be the most effective heroin addiction treatment that is available. We will provide you with a rehab programme that is geared towards the long-term treatment of your addiction. We’ll need you to work with us as there’s no cure for addiction – but we can help you to manage it.
Rehabilitation is the most effective way to reduce your heroin intake and attempt to combat your addiction as it allows you to gradually lessen your dependence on the drug without maximising the withdrawal effects. We have dealt with hundreds of cases of heroin addiction and we have a wealth of knowledge in the best practices for overcoming a heroin addiction in a safe and controlled manner, giving you the best possible opportunity to return to your life before heroin. It is important to stress that recovery is a process rather than a destination, and it will take both time and commitment to completely rid your body of its dependence on heroin.
Heroin is a highly addictive opiate that originates from poppies. It is a white or brown powder that can be snorted, smoked or injected. If heroin is injected directly into the veins, it is first dissolved in water. It is a highly addictive A class drug and brings feelings of extreme happiness and relaxation. In its legal form, heroin is prescribed as a painkiller, and when it is used as a painkiller this is where some addictions can begin, as the body begins to crave the effects that heroin imparts.
Heroin is without doubt one of the most destructive drugs in existence and an addiction to heroin is a life changing experience. It requires immediate treatment and if left unchecked, it can destroy a life. Careers can be lost, finances can be ruined and relationships with loved ones and friends can be wrecked – sometimes irreparably. This emphasises how important it is to seek help at the earliest possible instance so that the addiction can be treated and the damage can be minimised as much as possible.
Action Rehab’s heroin addiction treatment
Action Rehab have built one of the most advanced heroin rehab treatment programmes in the UK. We have constructed rehab and detox treatments that consider both the physical and psychological aspects of heroin addiction. Our residential rehab is best placed to assist you through a 28-day treatment programme which will allow you to take control of your life back from heroin and to move forward with a positive mindset.
After your initial telephone assessment, we will admit you to our heroin rehab clinic and you will undergo a comprehensive physical and psychological assessment. Your honesty is of the utmost importance during this assessment, as we’ll get to know you, the triggers for your addiction and draw up a treatment programme so that we can commence the heroin rehab process.
Heroin addiction detox
The detox part of your programme is where you’ll begin to eradicate heroin from your system. This is one of the most difficult parts of your rehab and you will highly likely experience withdrawal symptoms which are wide in variety. Your detox can take to 16 days to complete, which is why a 28-day residential rehab will be the best course of treatment for someone who needs to undergo heroin rehab treatment. This will ensure you are not able to visit places or people who might otherwise be a bad influence.
Our medical staff will be able to keep you under 24-hour observation – this is important as the withdrawal symptoms can be very difficult for a client to overcome. The way that detox works is that it tapers down the amount of heroin consumption gradually to the point where none is needed. This is easier said than done however and our medical team can issue with prescription medication in order to help you to get through the worst of the withdrawal symptoms by keeping you partially sedated.
A detoxification process will typically involve substituting heroin for a less harmful equivalent, and from there reducing the dosage gradually as the weeks progress with the aim being to completely eliminate it and be free from dependence on both drugs. Completely eliminating heroin from an addict’s life could have seriously damaging consequences, and be potentially deadly in certain circumstances depending on the severity of the dependence. This is why detoxification must be monitored and managed carefully in a gradual manner, reducing the impacts of withdrawal symptoms.
Heroin addiction rehab
When your detox has been completed and your withdrawal symptoms have been conquered, you’ll be able to take part in therapy and counselling sessions. These sessions explore the reason behind your heroin addiction and to demonstrate how you avoid or overcome the things that trigger your addiction. These therapy sessions are operated by a combination of psychiatrists and psychologists.
There are also support group therapy sessions. Not everyone feels comfortable in this environment, but we encourage your attendance. These sessions allow you to discuss your problems with fellow recovering addicts and to share coping mechanisms. Group therapy sessions are a great way to express your emotions to people with similar experiences, and is also a great opportunity to share your advice and stories with regards to what helped you recover as well as learning from others.
We also host holistic therapy sessions, including yoga and exercise, allowing you to experience a variety of techniques to help you cope with your rehabilitation process and the challenges that come with it. You are sure to find something that suits you and your preferences among our array of options, and these activities will provide a welcome distraction from any withdrawal symptoms you might still be experiencing. We will find a range of treatment options to help you to overcome your heroin addiction and help you on your way to a life free from addiction and the strains that come with it.
Heroin statistically ranks as one of the most common drugs with which users experience a relapse post-detox, which is why therapy and counselling sessions are so vital in tackling the root of the issue so that the factors that caused the addiction can be identified to avoid any potential repeats and patterns in behaviour.
How does Heroin rehab work?
Heroin addiction could be considered as a chronic illness, in the sense that it cannot be completely cured but it can be managed to an extent where it no longer has a negative impact. Rehabilitation can allow an individual to regain control over their addiction so that they can continue to live the life they lived prior to the addiction. After detoxification and rehabilitation a patient may relapse, however this does not mean that the treatment hasn’t been successful and is in actual fact a part of the process which many other patients also face on their way to make a full and successful recovery.
Heroin rehabilitation can vary from case to case, however the process typically consists of medication and a less harmful substitute drug on a managed dosage, as well as a combination of behavioural therapy and counselling. Treatment also involves altering deeply rooted innate behaviours, primarily to treat the addiction but also to try to minimise the probability of a relapse.
Medication for heroin addiction includes buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone and suboxone. Buprenorphine is the most common drug used to treat heroine addiction, and it is a partial opiate that is used as a heroin substitute to significantly reduce the bodies dependence on heroin and minimise the withdrawal symptoms which come from detoxification from heroin.
There are a number of different methods of therapy, some of which may be more suitable for a particular individual than others. The main therapy techniques include: cognitive behavioural therapy, family therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, contingency management and twelve-step facilitation. Your initial consultation will help to establish which therapy or therapies are most appropriate for your situation and most likely to bring about success, and the therapy must focus on the person as a whole to get to the very heart of the issue and avoid any repeats of the damaging behaviour that led to the addiction again in the future.
Ceasing to use the substance is just one part of a long process to recovery. Addiction often causes problem’s in a user’s life which extends beyond the damage done to the person’s body, and it is important to help the patient to repair any of these issues as well as the addiction issue itself. A treatment programme will also feature an all-encompassing assessment of where things went wrong and what can be done to help the individual restore their life and relationships to as close a state as possible to the state they were in before the treatment began.
Heroin rehab aftercare
However, you will need to take ownership of your ongoing recovery. You’ll need to avoid places and people who will be a bad influence and any addiction triggers.
The first 12 months after your treatment programme are where clients are at their most vulnerable. There is no cure for addiction, it can only be managed and avoiding a relapse is of massive importance. You’ll be provided with details on how to join local support groups in order to continue to share your experiences and learn new techniques. We will also provide you with a support network via a 24-hour helpline and a network support group where you can keep in touch with the people you recovered with. You may feel completely healthy and ready to continue with normal life once you have completed your treatment but having 24/7 support on hand in case you feel like you might slip into previous habits is a great tool to have moving forwards in your post-treatment life.
It is extremely dangerous and potentially fatal if the individual relapses and begins to take the volume of the drug that they were taking prior to the recovery, which highlights just how crucial aftercare is and the role it plays in keeping the patient healthy and in control even after the treatment has been completed.
Regular monitoring of your situation post-rehab is a positive and essential stage in your overall recovery process, as 15% of heroin users are said to relapse after as much as 5 years of their rehabilitation process, underlining the fact that addiction cannot be fully cured. At Action Rehab our support does not end at the culmination of your treatment, we want to ensure that you have the tools to go forward and we will be there to support you long after your detox and rehabilitation has taken place.
If you have a heroin addiction, we urge you to call us straight away. We can source treatment for heroin addiction local to you and we can treat you in a modern clinic, not a hospital environment. There’s no waiting list for our treatment. So please call us today on 0151 268 6992 and we can make a start on taking back control of your life right away.