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Heroin Treatment Programs

Heroin is a highly addictive street drug that is a derivative of morphine. Its nicknames are many and include junk, cheeva, dope, smack, H and more. Depending upon which part of the country you are in, heroin may be a white powder, brown powder or brown solid. It can be snorted, smoked or dissolved in water and injected. No matter how you use it, if you indulge in it regularly for as few as three or four days, you will develop a habit, an addiction to the drug. Should you stop taking it, your body will automatically begin to detox and develop intense withdrawal symptoms much like those associated with the flu.

Heroin Treatment Program Options

There are a variety of heroin treatment program options available to women who are ready to take the plunge into recovery. From medical maintenance treatments like methadone to medical detox plans that include drugs like clonidine or buprenorphine to detox/treatment combinations, it’s simply a matter of figuring out what will be most effective in your particular circumstance. A medical detox will make the transition off of heroin somewhat more comfortable physically, but no treatment is complete without behavioral therapy. No matter how long you or your loved one have been addicted to heroin, the ritual behind its daily use and the fundamental changes that take place in the brain during addiction must be confronted with rigorous honesty and complete awareness. The only way to create a new life is to start by coming to terms with the past and identifying how choices were made to keep from making them again.

At Orchid Recovery Center, we can help you detox off of heroin and follow it up immediately with inpatient or outpatient drug treatment.

The Need for Heroin Treatment Programs

There’s no such thing as casual heroin use. Even functional heroin addicts (i.e., women who manage to hold down jobs, go to school and care for their children or elderly relatives) won’t be able to continue the charade for too long. It’s just a matter of time before you experience an overdose; scarred, clogged or collapsed veins; abscesses; liver, lung or kidney disease; bacterial infections; pneumonia; tuberculosis and rheumatoid issues like arthritis. And this is without taking into consideration the worst consequences of using and sharing needles-HIV, hepatitis C, hepatitis B-all of which can be passed to sexual partners and children. For all of these reasons and more, heroin treatment programs are a necessity for successful recovery.

Heroin Treatment Program Options for Pregnant Women

For women who are pregnant and addicted to heroin, quitting use of the drug is not advised. The serious effects that withdrawal has on the body can be devastating to the fetus as well as the pregnant woman. However, with medical methadone maintenance and opiate addiction treatment, you can increase your chances of a successful pregnancy, healthy baby and happy motherhood. You and the baby will both be able to detox after the birth but until then, it is crucial that you get into a heroin treatment program the provides support and assistance both emotionally and physically 24 hours a day.

At Orchid Recovery Center, we can help you through this difficult time and assist you in getting better, both for yourself and for your baby. Not only will you learn to take care of yourself physically, but spiritually and emotionally as you prepare to become a mother and leave heroin behind you forever.

The Heroin Treatment Program at Orchid Recovery Center

We provide for both a heroin detox and heroin treatment at Orchid Recovery Center. We will be with you from the intervention through the withdrawal symptoms and the day-to-day aspects of treatment all the way up to and including when you return home, providing comprehensive after care. If you think you or someone you love would benefit from our heroin treatment program here at Orchid Recovery Center, call us today for more information on how to get started.

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