Opioid dependence is characterized by an individual’s inability to stop using opiates (morphine, heroin, codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, etc.) even when objectively it is in their best interest to do so. Numerous reports have suggested a rise in heroin use in recent years, which has been attributed to young people who are smoking or sniffing heroin and eventually injecting it.
Opioid dependence is a complex health condition that often requires long-term treatment and care. Quality heroin addiction treatment is essential in reducing its health and social consequences and to improve the well-being and social functioning of people affected. The main objectives of treating persons with opioid dependence are to reduce dependence; to reduce infectious diseases; to improve physical and psychological health; to reduce criminal behavior; to facilitate reintegration into the workforce and education system and to improve social functioning.
Since no single circumstance lead one to opiate or heroin addiction, no single treatment is effective for all individuals with opioid dependence and as such, diverse treatment options are essential. Opiate and heroin addiction treatment options include psychosocial approaches, pharmacological treatment, therapeutic groups, 12-Step recovery, as well as individual and experiential therapy. Our addiction treatment staff also lead psychoeducational groups that cover the disease model of addiction, emotional management tools, relapse prevention techniques, boundaries and healthy relationships, and general life skills that help smooth the transition of clients from active addiction into life.
If you or a loved one are seeking an opiate or heroin rehab and addiction help, please reach out to us today.