In recent years, the opioid epidemic has swept through Florida and the rest of our nation at an alarming rate. Opioids are a class of drugs that affect the nervous system by blocking pain and creating intense pleasure feelings. They have the potential to become highly addictive and even deadly, especially when improperly used.
There are various drugs involved in the opioid epidemic, including prescription medications or illegally manufactured versions of them, street drugs, and even drugs designed to help treat addiction. Because it is inexpensive to purchase and very easy to find, heroin is the most commonly abused opioid. Research shows that heroin use has dramatically increased in men and women across all age groups and income levels.
Harmony Hills in Florida is dedicated to helping our communities fight this dangerous and devastating epidemic. Our highly skilled staff is ready to provide compassionate, holistic heroin addiction treatment for you or your loved one. Contact Harmony Hills today by calling 855.494.0357.
The Risks Associated with Heroin Addiction
Admitting the need for substance abuse treatment can be difficult. For those addicted to heroin, the alternatives to not seeking help from a qualified addiction treatment center can be deadly. The risk factors for heroin use are very high:
- Every time heroin is used, a person’s tolerance increases, meaning that they must constantly use more drugs to achieve the same effects.
- Heroin often has other substances, like fentanyl, mixed in with it, unbeknownst to the user.
- Most people addicted to heroin are abusing other substances as well.
- Increased risk of contracting HIV, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, and bacterial infections.
- Long-term side effects can include collapsed veins, abscesses, lung and heart issues.
- Chance for overdose is high and can occur with just one use.
At Harmony Hills in Florida, we understand that many people suffering from heroin addiction truly want a way out but often feel trapped in a vicious cycle because the physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms can be so uncomfortable. For this and other reasons, participation in a heroin rehab program is key to successful, long-term recovery. Call us at 855.494.0357 today to learn how to help you begin your recovery journey today.
What to Expect in Heroin Addiction Rehab
Withdrawal symptoms from heroin can be physically and psychologically painful, and the fear of experiencing them is a common reason for avoiding treatment. At Harmony Hills, we understand that it is essential to manage withdrawal symptoms in a safe environment. We offer individualized care in a medically supervised detox program to ensure the highest level of comfort possible throughout detox, which generally lasts for seven to ten days.
Following successful detox, the real work toward recovery begins. You or your loved one will work with our addiction treatment specialists to assess the level of care needed based upon factors such as:
- Substance use history
- Medical history
- Risk for relapse
- Family and/or community support system
- Co-occurring disorders
Our highly-skilled, compassionate clinical staff will help develop an individual treatment plan that will address healing the mind, body, and spirit through the use of evidence-based and holistic therapies such as:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
- Mental health treatment
- Motivational interviewing (MI) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET)
- Yoga and meditation
- Exercise and nutrition
We understand that recovery is a personal journey and that everyone will have their own goals for sobriety. That is why we spend so much time getting to know each individual and strive to create the most effective treatment plan possible. Call us today at 855.494.0357 to find out how we can help you or your loved one.
Find the Addiction Treatment Necessary at Harmony Hills
Treatment for substance use disorders like heroin addiction takes time and commitment to be successful. At Harmony Hills in Florida, we understand that the environment is an important factor in choosing a drug rehab facility. Our team of medical and clinical professionals is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date treatment modalities in a resort-like setting with a full range of amenities to make your time in treatment more comfortable.