Heroin Rehab Center In Arizona

Arizona Heroin Addiction Treatment

What Is Heroin?

Heroin is an opioid, and like all opioids derived from the Poppy flower. It’s mostly manufactured in Mexico, Columbia, and parts of Asia. It comes from the opium of the poppy plant. The opium is refined into morphine, which is then further refined into heroin. Heroin is typically 10 times more potent than morphine.

Heroin comes in a variety of forms, but is typically in a fine white powder form. It can also appear in a black tarry form. Heroin is typically injected directly into the bloodstream. However, it can also be smoked, or snorted.

The high from heroin produces an intense euphoric rush. Users often report feeling untouchable, overcome with pleasure, and a warm “blanket” type of feeling. After the rush users become drowsy. The high from heroin usually lasts between 3 to 6 hours.

Heroin is very dangerous because it is also a central nervous system depressant. This means side effects slow breathing, reaction time, and heart rate. When too much is ingested, the body begins to shut down. Once this happens it is often times deadly to the user. Since heroin is not regulated, users can never know the strength of the heroin they are using. This increases risk of overdose and death.

About Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a very dangerous, highly addictive opioid. It is never recommended to try and overcome heroin addiction without professional help. The relapse rate for those who do not seek help is very high. The reason for this high relapse is because of how physically and mentally addicting heroin is. It affects the dopamine pathway in the brain. This is our reward center. Over time, with continued use, the users brain reward pathways become rewired. This produces the mental cravings.

The physical cravings are also equally as powerful. Users will experience severe withdrawal symptoms when they stop using the drug. These symptoms include:

  • Insomnia
  • Muscle spasms
  • Severe anxiety
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Hot and cold sweats
  • General pain throughout the body
  • Severe cravings for the drug
  • Fatigue

Heroin addiction can also cause serious problems such as heart damage, collapsed veins, lung problems, memory loss, liver or kidney disease, depression and anxiety, and death from an overdose.

In addition to physical and mental health problems, addiction frequently results in social issues. A heroin addiction negatively impacts relationships with friends and family and can result in problems at school or work that have financial implications. Often, the occurrence of these types of issues is what finally causes addicted individuals to seek help. When you or your loved one has determined that help is required to treat a heroin addiction, consider Legacy Recovery Center.

Residential Heroin Therapies

Prior to admitting to Legacy Recovery Center for Heroin addiction, our medical team will determine if you need medical detox. Often detox is required which will allow the user to have a much more comfortable time withdrawing from the drug. If you do need a heroin detox, we work with several local heroin rehab centers for detox and will assist you in that process.

Once you have completed detox, our treatment team will begin utilizing a variety of proven therapies to help you reduce cravings, and learn how to live life without heroin. This is done in a serene, private environment at our heroin rehab clinic. While undergoing therapy you will also have the option of exploring additional tools to help you live life free from heroin. This will include working with our owners Dr. Roland Segal and Dr. Abdallah to determine if Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is appropriate for you.

Medication Assisted Treatment often includes medication that are proven to help reduce cravings, as well as prevent the use of opiates. Drugs like buprenorphine combined with naloxone are often used. After consulting with our medical and psychiatric team, and considering their recommendations you will be able to decide if MAT is the right course of action.

Medication Assisted treatment on its own is not enough to overcome heroin addiction. However, when used in conjunction with therapy, and other holistic approaches it has been proven to increase clients rate of recovery.    Legacy Recovery Center provides effective heroin addiction treatment in a pleasant residential setting located close to the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe and Gilbert areas. Your treatment begins after you complete the detoxification process on your own or at a detox clinic.

Healthy Lifestyle Habit Building

At Legacy Recovery Center, we incorporate holistic therapies to complement the behavioral therapies. Introducing yoga, meditation, healthy eating and exercise programs into your treatment regimen helps you get well and achieve and maintain a sober lifestyle for the long term. 

We also help you learn life skills and develop routines. Developing routines and structure helps prevent anxiety, reduces the number of decisions we make every day and helps us sleep better. We also teach self-care, and time, stress and relationship management skills; and we also help you learn to set life goals.   

Aftercare for Recovering Addicts

Clients may find that they need follow up care when they have completed treatment at Legacy Recovery Center. When it comes to heroin rehab programs, each client’s needs will be different. However, should clients decide they would like to participate in outpatient treatment, therapy, or need any other services once they have completed heroin rehab, we are here to help. Legacy Recovery Center maintains a network of resources both in Arizona, and across the country.

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