Heroin addiction treatment is needed now than ever before. Too many people are dying as the opioid crisis continues. While heroin produces a high that quickly creates a sense of calm and euphoria, it is more scary than ever. In fact, most of the heroin supplies are comprised of other dangerous substances. Moreover, the introduction of Fentanyl is increasing overdose fatalities. As a result, Safe Haven's licensed therapists are highly active in continuing addiction education. Also, many of them are in recovery themselves.
Our Florida heroin addiction treatment program addresses each individual client's needs. For this reason, all clients receive a medical and psychological assessment. To begin, the use of medications may be introduced to relieve cravings and withdrawal. Afterwards, other modalities are integrated as the physical effects of withdrawal become more manageable. However, detox by itself is not considered treatment; It is only the first step on the road toward recovery.
Medical doctors will assess the need for medication going forward. Also, our doctors may continue medications to support long-term sobriety with opioid agonists (medication that blocks the effect of using an opioid such as heroin). These medications include buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone), buprenorphine (Subutex), naltrexone, and naltrexone ER (Vivitrol). Safe Haven utilizes a medical approach in tandem with psychotherapy treatment for all clients. In fact, Safe Haven specializes in Suboxone Maintenance and other medication assisted treatments.
Clients starting our partial hospitalization drug rehab program are past the withdrawal stage. As such, our PHP program includes a variety of treatment services such as individual counseling, group therapy, relapse prevention, and life skills education. During this phase, clients gain the tools, motivation, and support they need to become clean and sober from heroin addiction.
At Safe Haven Recovery, clients have a safe environment to get clean and stay stober. During this time, they can begin to work on themselves without feeling sick or craving heroin. Specifically, clients in our heroin addiction treatment program will participate in the following therapies:
Medication assisted treatment is not the one-size-fits-all remedy for heroin addiction. However, medication assisted treatment is the American Medical Association's recommendation when it comes heroin addiction. Specifically, suboxone is a long-term treatment medicine. At the same time, therapy is utilized in tandem to support long-term sobriety. In fact, recent studies have shown that used properly in a treatment setting, suboxone has shown to reduce relapse rates by more than half. As a result, all eligible clients must participate in a full treatment program that includes individual and group therapy with our licensed therapists.