Heroin Addiction Treatment at JourneyPure At The River
Heroin is a synthetic, opioid pain-relieving drug that alters the chemical composition of the brain. This intensely addictive substance is created when morphine molecules derived from opium poppies are structurally modified. Once in the body, heroin is converted to morphine and remains powerfully addictive.
At JourneyPure, we see the ravaging consequences of this drug up close. Heroin addiction results in some of the most insidious psychological and physical dependencies a person can suffer. Without professional help, thousands of heroin users in the U.S. die each year.
Heroin Deaths Outnumber Traffic Fatalities
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) says that about 23 percent of heroin users become dependent. With the first hit, your brain cells change and the door to addiction opens.
“Today, we are seeing more people killed because of [heroin] opioid overdose than traffic accidents,” President Obama said. “I think the public doesn’t fully appreciate yet the scope of the problem.” Wayne, A. (March 28, 2016) Bloomberg News.
What to Expect from Heroin Addiction Treatment
Trying to overcome a heroin addiction alone is almost always a losing battle. JourneyPure recognizes several critical steps you must take to overcome heroin addiction:
- Seek immediate help from a reputable rehab center to receive the professional support you need.
- Undergo cognitive behavioral therapy and counseling to understand the reasons behind your drug use, learn how to manage cravings and regain a sense of self-worth and meaning in your life.
- Embrace the fact that recovery is an ongoing process that will require hard work.
At JourneyPure, we believe that healing the body and mind as a whole contributes significantly to leading a sober, meaningful life.
Because heroin withdrawal symptoms are swift, severe and sometimes even fatal, treatment usually begins with detoxification. Medically supervised detox allows the drug user to experience the crippling effects of withdrawal – nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating, joint pain, fever and extreme anxiety – in a safe environment with a dedicated team of medical professionals.
Addiction therapists provide patients with cognitive behavioral therapy and psychoeducation to address the biological foundations of drug addiction. JourneyPure provides holistic services for heroin abusers ranging from equine therapy to art therapy and writing therapy.
Through JourneyPure At The River’s Heroin Addiction Treatment Program, you can learn to live a sober and satisfying life without heroin. You are worth it. Let us help. Talk to one of our compassionate counselors today if you or someone you know is suffering from a heroin addiction.