Heroin Treatment: Can I Come Back From This?
In the deaths of an addiction to heroin, there feels like all hope is gone.
You hear people say things like:
There is hope.
You can recover from this.
There is a better life waiting for you.
These things all sound great, but are they really true? Can you actually come back from heroin addiction?
A lot of the time it probably doesn’t feel that way. Heroin takes over with its power early on and over time it continues to grab a hold of more and more in your life. It eventually reaches the point that you feel as if you have no freedom left.
Even when there seems to be no hope, we assure you there is. Thousands of Americans have been in the grips of heroin addiction and lived to tell the story and have a much more fulfilling life.
It all starts with a call.
Step One Is Taking A Chance
Recovery begins the same way for everyone. It takes an incredible amount of courage and resilience to reach the point of stepping recovery by telling someone you need help.
When you take that first step, it should be met with open arms.
At Northpoint Nebraska, we have a dedicated admissions team that will welcome you and answer all questions you have about getting treatment.
It’s important to be met without judgement when a person takes what is likely their biggest leap of faith in life. That is what our team specializes in.
By starting with a call, we can begin to tell you about all of the wonderful things Detox and treatment at Northpoint Nebraska can give you.
Heroin Detox in Omaha
Detoxing from heroin is a serious task that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Doing it alone is nearly impossible and also dangerous as your body grapples with itself to overcome the developed need for the drug.
At Northpoint Nebraska, we want to help you through this process. Quitting heroin cold turkey alone is not recommended. The symptoms of withdrawal can simply be too much to handle.
This is why we believe medical detox is essential for those with heroin addiction. Medical detox is a form of detox in which the person detoxing receives 24-hour supervision by medical professionals. This ensures the patient remains comfortable and safe.
At times, medical detox includes the use of prescribed medications. This is known as medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
At Northpoint, we believe MAT leads to a higher likelihood of success in not only detox but rehab as well.
Most people who are addicted to heroin will be advised to go through medical detox as the beginning step in their recovery journey.
Withdrawal symptoms from heroin can be very uncomfortable. Commonly, these symptoms are shown.
- Abdominal cramps
- Rapid heart rate
- Alternating with chills
- Muscle spasms
- Respiratory (breathing) issues
- Insomnia (inability to sleep)
- Intense cravings
With the correct medical support team, facing withdrawal can be made much easier.
Detox is just step one, however. The length of time step one takes varies from person to person. Factors include:
- Medical history
- Whether the drug was tapered off of or quit cold turkey
- Frequency of use
- Most recent dose
- Length of addiction
Addiction to heroin is dangerous, and it is important to get professional help to overcome it as soon as possible.
Detox is a big step toward lifelong recovery. The next step is actually tackling the addiction with evidence-based treatment.
Treatments For Heroin Addiction
After attending detox in our treatment center, there are multiple options for receiving treatment.
At Northpoint Nebraska we offer treatment in an outpatient setting, partial hospitalization setting, or an inpatient setting.
In inpatient treatment, patients take part in our 28-day program within our safe and therapeutic environment. The space is designed to help you feel at home and comfortable throughout treatment.
With intensive outpatient treatment or partial hospitalization, patients will have the flexibility to continue their work, social, and personal lives away from treatment, while also breaking down their addiction with the help of great therapists and medical professionals.
Regardless of the program you enter, rest assured that you will receive a personalized treatment plan that is prepared just for you and your story.
Building A Plan For You
Everyone has a unique story, with different experiences and different reasons for drug use. At Northpoint Nebraska we design personalized treatment plans that are built based on each person’s backstory.
Beginning with your first phone call, our admissions team will pass along and build your plan to suit your mental health needs and your specific substance use disorder.
With evidence-based treatments we will work together with you to identify triggers, develop a healthier lifestyle, and teach you how to avoid relapse.
Treatment services will vary based on experiences, but will often contain a mixture of the following.
- Relapse prevention
- We will work with our clients to help them cope with cravings. Overcoming these cravings, especially early on in recovery, is a key to success.
- Group Therapy
- Hearing from others going through similar experiences can be helpful. It also helps to share your story with others and heal from your past.
- Educational classes
- We offer educational classes and skill-building workshops to help our clients learn more about why addiction can occur. These classes also cover a range of topics to help when hitting restart on your professional or social life.
- Dual diagnosis therapy
- Millions that face substance use disorder also face an underlying mental health disorder. By offering dual diagnosis treatment, we can treat more than just the addiction. This provides a better chance of avoiding relapse.
- Family therapy
- Families are complex. Throughout a substance use disorder, families can become splintered. Family therapy offers a chance to heal wounds that were possibly caused by the addiction.
Heroin Addiction Treatment at Northpoint Nebraska
Heroin addiction treatment is different for everyone because everyone with an addiction to heroin comes from a different background and has a different story.
At Northpoint Nebraska, offering our patients a completely personalized treatment plan using our evidence-based treatments is a priority.
Because treatment plans are personalized, any of the following might be recommended for someone with a heroin addiction:
- Medication-assisted detox
- Group therapy
- One-on-one counseling with a therapist
- Family therapy
Call Northpoint Nebraska Today
If you or a loved one is in need of treatment for heroin addiction, do not hesitate to call us.
The heroin epidemic has taken far too many lives already, and we want to work with you to avoid adding to the already staggering statistics.
Call us today at (402) 275-4333 to learn more about how we can help.