Heroin is one of the most dangerous drugs of abuse, affecting millions of Americans each year. Learn more about how to help someone who has a heroin addiction, even if it's yourself.
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Heroin abuse is on the rise, largely due to the increase use and abuse of opioid prescription drugs. When those addicted to opioid prescription drugs either cannot obtain or afford expensive prescription drugs, they often turn to heroin, which is a more destructive, cheaper alternative. Modern approaches to heroin rehab employ a medical/psychological/social model of treatment.
In general, treatment centers assess the patient medically and psychologically to determine what needs to be done to stabilize the client. They will seek to understand the psychological issues that the patient may be experiencing and also the social environment the patient experiences in their day-to-day life. With a thorough understanding of these issues, they are able to help people dependent on heroin learn what triggers their use from all three perspectives and help them in turm lead lives free from heroin.
Americans over age 12 used heroin in the last year.
increase in heroin use rates over the past decade.
increase in heroin overdose deaths over the past decade.
of heroin overdose deaths involve at least one other drug.
Signs You May Need Help
Heroin is a seriously addictive substance and those addicted to it often experience a loss of normal relations with friends, family and associates. Work may be strained or those dependent may be unemployed. If you feel this describes you, you may need heroin rehab. If, however, you find you cannot feel “normal” without heroin, if you’ve been admitted to a hospital for overdose or if it is causing you to engage in criminal behavior to obtain the drug, you should seek treatment right away.
Detox and Heroin Dependency
It is quite normal for people who are dependent on heroin to need detox before entering long-term care. Withdrawals from heroin are severe. People may experience cramping, physical pain, flu-like symptoms, anxiety, depression and other symptoms that drive them to use. Medically supervised detox helps people dependent on heroin overcome their symptoms in the least painful way possible so they can enter treatment with the best possible mindset.
81% of heroin overdose deaths in 2013 were ruled unintentional overdoses.
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What will Treatment be Like?
Inpatient and/or outpatient heroin rehab is different for everyone experientially. However, what is common for all people, and important for those entering treatment to understand, is that the new environment you enter and the people that are there to help you are focused 100% on your recovery. High quality facilities are staffed with professionals that understand addiction. You’ll be entering a non-judgmental, understanding environment designed to help you learn to live drug free for the rest of your life.
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