Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction is fueling America's opioid crisis. In the United States alone, recent estimates suggest that more than 2 million people abuse heroin on a regular basis. As a result, more than 70,000 Americans are fatally overdosing each year. Specifically, two-thirds of those are heroin-related. Generally, heroin is inhaled or needle-injected. Like other opioids, heroin blocks the brain’s ability to feel pain.

Heroin addiction today is more dangerous than ever. For example, most street supplies are made up of other substances like Fentanyl. At the same time, overdose deaths are increasing. However, we understand and effectively perform Florida heroin addiction treatment.

Heroin Addiction treatment in Florida

The Long-Term Consequences of Heroin Addiction May Include:

  • Chronic or phantom pain
  • Low blood pressure
  • Heart failure
  • Seizures
  • Suicidal thoughts

Heroin addiction is defined as persistent, compulsive drug-seeking behavior despite negative consequences.

Common Signs of Heroin Dependence Include:

  • Anxiety or irritability
  • Constant fixation with finding and using drugs
  • Depression and/or social withdrawal
  • Increased secretive or deceptive behavior
  • Reduced ability to focus or stay organized
  • Restlessness
  • Severe changes in mood or behavior
Florida Heroin addiction treatment

Florida Heroin Addiction Treatment Process

Safe Haven treats every client individually. As such, Florida heroin addiction treatment begins with a medical assessment. Generally, the detox stage includes medication to prevent withdrawal. Next, therapy is introduced 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.

Safe Haven’s Medical Doctor will assess the need for medication in the outpatient detox setting. In addition, medication assisted treatment may be introduced to assist with cravings and to establish long-term sobriety with opioid agonists. For example, we use Suboxone, Naltrexone, and Vivitrol. Also, we will treat any co-occurring disorders, such as anxiety or depression.

Safe Haven utilizes a medical approach in tandem with therapy treatment for all clients. In particular, each client receives a thorough assessment and a treatment plan. In fact, Safe Haven specializes in Suboxone Maintenance and other medication assisted treatment.

Preventing Heroin Relapse

Medication assisted treatment has shown to prevent heroin relapse. At Safe Haven Recovery, clients have a secure environment to get clean and stay stober comfortably. 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: