Heroin Rehab – Heroin Addiction Treatment
1000 Islands Addiction Rehab delivers effective heroin addiction treatment. Those who suffer heroin addiction are guided through a licensed medically supervised withdrawal from the substance. Once the symptoms have subsided, the individual goes through a personalized treatment program with the tools needed to overcome their heroin addiction, repair broken or damaged relationships, and lead a more productive and positive life. In 2016, sadly there were 2,816 apparent opioid-related deaths in Canada. (National Report)
Our substance abuse facility is home to a team of addiction counselors, substance abuse specialists, and therapists, all of who have helped countless clients with their heroin addiction recovery. We will diligently work with an individual through each stage of recovery. We also offer a lifetime aftercare program when the treatment process is complete.
The first step for addiction recovery at 1000 Islands Addiction Rehab is to provide a thorough assessment and treatment plan that is customized to a person’s needs. Some of the treatment options that we offer include:
- Supervised Medical Detox process
- Relapse prevention workshops
- Group, individual, and family counseling
- Contingency management education
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Life management courses
- Meditation and yoga therapy
- Nutrition and physical fitness
- Recreational activities
- Personal training
Why Professional Treatment for Heroin Addiction is Necessary
The withdrawal process that occurs when a person is no longer taking heroin includes a number of serious health risks that need to be monitored in a professional and medically supervised detox. In some cases, withdrawal can be fatal, which is why a medical supervised setting is required. It is not recommended to try and detox alone, at home. 1000 Islands Addiction Rehab offers professional and supervised detox to help ensure that your withdrawal from heroin is comfortable and safe.
The main risk of fatality during heroin withdrawal occurs due to the chance of relapse. As the body withdraws from the substance, their tolerance level lowers. As a result, the doses needed to get high is also reduced. Most addicts do not account for this, which means if the relapse, they may wind up overdosing.
1000 Islands Addiction rehab has helped clients from all around the world. Our centre is conveniently located in the 1000 Islands region just 3 hours from Toronto, 2.5 hours from Montreal and 1.5 hours from Ottawa. Each treatment programs is specific to the needs of the individual. We offer a holistic approach to overcome addiction by using strategies that support the whole person.
How to Get Professional Assistance for a Heroin Addiction
If you or a loved one are suffering from a heroin addiction, you need to contact us today. At 1000 Islands Addiction Rehab, we offer support with interventions and help groups or individuals to plan and execute this. Addicts who refuse to seek or to accept help may need an intervention.
FAQs about Heroin Addiction
What is heroin addiction?
Heroin is an extremely addictive, illegal drug that has become a world wild epidemic. There are millions of addicts all around the world who use this drug on a daily basis and are unable to overcome the cravings and are terrified of the withdrawal they face. Heroin is able to be injected, smoked, or inhaled. It’s affects are felt immediately, which contributes to the addictive nature and the danger the substance poses. An addiction to heroin is characterized by an uncontrollable drug-seeking craving to get a “fix,” without regard for consequences. An addiction to heroin is a type of opiate addiction.
When someone takes heroin, it creates what users call a “chilled” effect. This becomes a sense of euphoria for a few minutes, which is followed by several hours of extreme drowsiness. Taking heroin also blocks a person’s ability to perceive pain. In some cases, the withdrawal from heroin can be extremely painful as the body has become chemically dependent. Continued heroin use can quickly destroy the person’s immune system and will leave the person thin because they don’t eat, constantly ill, and if the addiction is not treated it could lead to death.
How Heroin Affects Users
The use of heroin creates both mental and physical effects on those who use it.
Some of the physical effects include:
- Shallow breathing
- Reduced heart beat and breathing rate
- Reduced strength and muscle tone, which results in:
- Sluggish movements
- Heavy feeling in the legs and arms
- Delayed responses and reactions
- Slurred speech
- Lack of coordination and energy
- Slowing of movement in the gastrointestinal tract, which results in:
- Dry mouth
- Vomiting and nausea
There are also mental effects that go along with taking heroin, which include:
- Severe Depression
- Lack of Judgement
- Stunted emotional growth
- Altered sense of reality
- No motivation
- Suppression of emotions
Common Symptoms that Indicate a Heroin Addiction
There are many physical signs that indicate a person is potentially using heroin:
- Needles or syringes not used for medical purposes
- Small foil pieces with burn marks
- Missing shoe laces
- Straws that have a yellow tint or burn marks on them
- Cut rubber bands
- Burnt silver spoons
- Pipes and bowls
- Small drug baggies
- Cotton balls
There are also a number of behavioral signs that can indicate a person suffers a heroin addiction:
- Hostility toward other people
- Wears long sleeves or pants when it is hot outside
- Sudden changes in moods or behavior
- Weight loss
- Random cycles of drowsiness and hyper alertness
- Deceptive behavior
- Avoiding loved ones
- Lying about the drug use
- Anxiety and depression
- Constricted pupils
- Scabs, bruises, or cuts
- Weight loss
- Flushed and warm skin
If you, or someone you love is suffering from a heroin addiction, or any type of substance abuse problem and you are seeking an effective treatment option, call us at 1000 Islands Addiction Rehab.