The only thing harder than recovering from a heroin addiction is being addicted to heroin. Aventura heroin addiction rehab through WhiteSands Treatment in Fort Myers can help you detox safely and comfortably from heroin and end your addiction for good.
Heroin addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The number of people addicted to heroin increased from 214,000 in 2002 to 467,000 in 2012, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and opiate overdose deaths have more than quadrupled since 1999. If you’re addicted to heroin and are ready to reclaim your life and end your addiction, Aventura heroin addiction rehab can help.
A Holistic Program is Best
WhiteSands Treatment in Fort Myers offers a holistic approach to treatment, which, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, offers the best outcomes of treatment.
A holistic Aventura heroin addiction rehab program includes both traditional and complementary therapies to address a range of issues of body, mind, and spirit for whole-person healing and long-term successful recovery.
Treatment Starts with Detox or Medication-Assisted Treatment
Before you can address the issues that underlie a heroin addiction, detoxing from heroin is essential to restore normal brain function and enable you to focus on recovery. A dependence on heroin is characterized by withdrawal symptoms that set in when you stop using heroin. These symptoms are flulike and include cold sweats, nausea and vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea, and body aches. These symptoms can be excruciating, and if you detox without professional help, your chances of relapse are very high, since you may go back to using just to end the discomfort.
Medical Aventura heroin detox and medication-assisted therapy are the two options for ending your dependence on heroin.
Aventura heroin detox through WhiteSands in Fort Myers involves around-the-clock support and supervision. A team of medical and mental health professionals will administer various medications as needed to reduce the intensity of withdrawal symptoms and shorten the duration of detox. Once detox is complete, brain function will begin to return to normal so that you can focus on recovery. However, even after detox is complete, you may struggle with intense heroin cravings for weeks or months afterwards.
Medication-assisted therapy, or MAT, through Aventura heroin addiction recovery involves taking a synthetic opiate medication that has few psychoactive effects. This prevents the onset of withdrawal symptoms altogether and keeps cravings at bay. MAT may be used for the short-term or the long-term. Some people even stay on medication for the rest of their lives. Research shows that MAT, combined with addiction treatment, offers the best chances of long-term recovery from a heroin addiction.
Aventura Heroin Addiction Rehab is Essential for Successful Recovery
Detox and MAT are not the same as addiction treatment. Treating the addiction is far more complex than ending the physical dependence on heroin.
Addiction almost always has underlying causes, including chronic stress, mental illness, and a history of trauma. Addressing these issues through Aventura heroin addiction rehab is essential for successful recovery.
Through both traditional therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy and family therapy and complementary therapies like meditation and art therapy, you will:
- Work through a variety of issues in your life.
- Develop the skills and strategies you need for long-term recovery.
- Work to find joy, purpose, and meaning in a life without heroin.
Aventura Heroin Addiction Rehab Works
With high quality professional help, many people end a heroin addiction for good and go on to enjoy a healthy, happy, and productive life. Aventura heroin addiction recovery through WhiteSands Treatment works, and it can work for you to restore your life, your relationships, and your health and wellbeing.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.