If you or someone you love has become chained to heroin addiction, it’s imperative that you take action before tragedy strikes. Heroin is a dangerous, extremely addictive substance. Additionally, a potentially lethal dose is only eight times the dosage that it takes to achieve a “high.” Learn how Crest View Recovery Center in Asheville, North Carolina, uses an effective continual care model to help individuals overcome addiction in our heroin addiction treatment program.

What You Need to Know About Heroin

Heroin is an illegal, analgesic drug derived from morphine. Although it’s a fine white powder in its purest form, shades of either brown, rose gray, or black are more common. Because of its dangerous properties, the DEA classifies heroin as a Schedule I drug. While doctors in some countries do prescribe it for medicinal purposes, U.S. medical professionals don’t administer the drug under any circumstances.

The Effects of Heroin Addiction

heroin addiction treatment programEffects vary from person to person, but in general, heroin addiction can drastically impact one’s physical and psychological health.

Short-term effects can include:

  • Euphoria, or a “rush”
  • Slowed breathing
  • Mental confusion
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Extreme drowsiness or sedation
  • Overdose

The long-term effects are even worse. Repeated injections can lead to collapsed veins, infected blood vessels and damaged heart valves. A heroin addiction also increases the risk of tuberculosis and arthritis. Even when individuals do decide to quit, harsh heroin withdrawal symptoms can be problematic, especially without medical intervention.

About Heroin Withdrawal

Withdrawal from any habit-forming substance can be uncomfortable. However, heroin withdrawal can be particularly painful—and even dangerous. For this reason, medical professionals never recommend self-detox. A medically monitored heroin detox offers the safest and most effective way to undergo withdrawal. Medical professionals can address various withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • Cravings
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle aches and spasms
  • Extreme depression and anxiety

About CVRC’s Heroin Addiction Treatment Program

Conquering heroin addiction won’t be easy, but our evidence-based heroin addiction treatment program can help ease your burden. Our experienced, compassionate staff will guide you through each step of the recovery process, which may include detox at our partner facility. We’ve designed each of our life-changing substance abuse programs to provide the most effective, individualized care possible.

Many rehab facilities take an institutionalized approach to treatment. Our goal isn’t to make treatment feel like jail. We use reality therapy to combine conventional clinical treatment with real-world situations to help individuals realize lasting recovery.

Our continual, reality-based care model includes:

Along the way, clients can take advantage of additional holistic approaches like yoga classes to get the most out of treatment. In designing our addiction treatment programs, we’ve taken every measure to provide our guests with comfortable accommodations and an amenity-rich environment so that they can feel at home.

Seek Help for Heroin Addiction

The longer you wait to get help for heroin addiction, the more harm you do to your physical and emotional health. Let the professionals at Crest View Recovery Center guide you back to sobriety. To find out more about our facility and the various programs we offer, call us today at 866-327-2505.

Call Crest View Recovery Center for premier, compassionate addiction recovery.