Helping a Heroin addict recover
When you or a loved one has an addiction, especially to heroin, facing treatment can be scary. The first thing to do is look into heroin addiction treatment centers that will offer you the best treatment options. Recovery Ways Residential Treatment Center for Drug and Alcohol addictions is “Gold Seal” accredited through The Joint Commission. Recovery Ways is licensed by the State of Utah for drug addiction, drug treatment, alcohol rehabilitation and drug rehab levels of treatment with intensive inpatient residential drug and alcohol rehab, intensive outpatient therapy and aftercare programs.
Recovery Ways has an inpatient detox program that we individualize for each patient. Patients detoxify under the care of a psychiatrist, nurses, social workers, and psychologists who provide medication, monitoring, daily support, and comfort. Unlike many other facilities, we are licensed to administer individualized Suboxone treatment plans that will aid with the pain of withdrawal and inhibits the effects of heroin.
Treatment options for heroin addiction
As patients progress through their program at Recovery Ways, they will experience several phases of treatment ranging from medical stabilization to education to relapse prevention. Our patients are highly involved in the development and implementation of their treatment plans in each phase under the guidance of our highly specialized multidisciplinary treatment team.
Inpatient residential rehab ( Residential)
Our residential treatment center offers 24-hour monitoring and support with residential living quarters and daily meals prepared by our in-house chefs. Patients receive more intensive individual and group counseling. It is a highly structured program with a minimum of 8 hours daily. It is not only about patients getting away from stressors but learning to take control and responsibility for their life. We focus on the treatment of the whole person, not just one condition. We know that Dual Diagnosis Treatment is most beneficial, addressing the psychiatric disorders as well as the addiction disorder. This integrated treatment helps you gain more than you ever thought was possible and improve your way of life.
Intensive Outpatient Therapy
Our intensive outpatient program is an individualized program that can work around your daily career. This program empowers patients to function independently and responsibly, while preparing them for the community with skills and abilities to lead successful lives.
Do you or a loved one need immediate help for a heroin addiction?
Heroin abuse is a very serious issue, and our admissions coordinators can review your insurance and assist in placing you in the best opiate rehab available.
Partial Day treatment
This treatment provides substance abuse and mental health services in the context of our treatment environment. These services build on strengths and address problems associated with the complex conditions of each individual and their family.
Is there a cure for heroin addiction?
Addiction is a lifelong illness. With that being said, the right treatment, lifestyle changes, and support from family and friends, can make it much easier to deal with. We have an aftercare and alumni programs that help patients create and maintain a lifestyle that supports sobriety based on the individual needs. They help develop a strong community –based support, which is essential to maintain freedom from addiction.
Tips to prevent Heroin Relapse
Heroin addicts need to make major life changes and here at Recovery Ways we help them accomplish this and maintain a life of sobriety. Our aftercare and alumni programs help patients with their future care and way of life. We also provide workshops and seminars with relapse prevention techniques.
Make sober friends and find sober hobbies. Boredom is one of the most common complaints from recovering heroin addicts readjusting to life without the drug. The best way to combat this boredom is to find friends to join in productive activities.
Medications are important. People who are prescribed medications like buprenorphine should continue taking the drugs until a doctor advises it’s safe to stop. Stopping these medications can lead to the emergence of post-acute heroin withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Withdrawal often leads to relapse.
Continuing counseling and meetings help alleviate temptations. Heroin has lasting effects on the brain reward system long after the drug is out of the body. One day of stress can tempt people to use, but support from a therapist or a 12-step meeting can drastically help.
Be careful with new prescriptions. Some people relapse because they were prescribed opiate-based pain relievers like hydrocodone. Recovering heroin addicts that have surgery or break a bone should be upfront with their physician about their addiction. There are non-narcotic pain relievers available and physicians can treat pain while minimizing the potential for relapse.
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Heroin Addiction Treatment Center in Utah
Recovery Ways is experienced in providing heroin addiction treatment to patients of all ages and backgrounds throughout Salt Lake City, Utah. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care and treatment. Our Treatment Center for Drug and Alcohol addictions is “Gold Seal” accredited through The Joint Commission. Recovery Ways is licensed by the State of Utah for drug addiction, drug treatment, alcohol rehabilitation and drug rehab levels of treatment with intensive inpatient residential drug and alcohol rehab, intensive outpatient therapy and aftercare programs.