Heroin is one of the most addictive and most fatal drugs there is. If you are struggling with heroin abuse, you likely recognize that you need to find help as soon as possible to survive and begin living the life you want. Admitting that you have a problem is the first step to recovery, and reaching out for help is the next step.
Looking into our programs is the beginning of your path to recovery. By learning more about heroin addiction and seeing how we can help you, you are taking control of your life. Contact us today to continue on this path. We offer free consultations, during which you can speak with our team and learn more about our Birmingham heroin addiction treatment program.
Heroin can be snorted, smoked, and/or injected. Prolonged abuse of heroin can lead to addiction and dependency, drastically changing the life and behavior of the one using heroin. Dependence to heroin often develops extremely quickly, requiring a person to take progressively higher doses to achieve the same effects. This will often lead to lethal levels of the drug and overdosing. Several side effects of heroin abuse are brain damage, agitation, intravenous diseases, cardiovascular damage, and even death.
It is extremely difficult to quit using heroin without professional help. Not only is the drug very addictive, it creates a physical dependence that often leads to severe withdrawal symptoms. A person who attempts to quit using heroin may experience restlessness, nausea and vomiting, sweating, chills, body pain, and anxiety. The severe physical dependence that heroin creates can also be fatal if a person attempts to stop using, in some cases. This is why programs such as detoxing and medical guidance are common components of heroin addiction treatment. It is safest to receive professional help to quit using heroin. Drug treatment can be a life-saving measure when dealing with heroin addiction.
According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, roughly 745,000 people over the age of 12 in the United States report using heroin in the past year.
Each day roughly 140 people use heroin for the first time.
Roughly 0.2 percent of the population, or about 438,000 people, meet the clinical requirements for having heroin use disorder.
You may be familiar with the 12 steps of recovery. Generally referred to as just “the 12 steps,” this program is one of the most famous approaches to addiction treatment because it is one of the most effective. At Impact Recovery Center, we use the 12 steps as the framework for our addiction treatment program. However, we apply an accelerated approach that differs from traditional adaptations of the program. Our clients typically complete the program in 60 days.
Once you complete treatment, you can participate in our alumni and after care programs. These programs allow people who are recovering from heroin addiction to remain in the recovery mindset despite completing treatment, as well as interact with others who are also in recovery.
Throughout our addiction treatment programs, we always aim to foster complete wellness for our clients and help them build a successful life in recovery. While you are working through the 12 steps, you may also participate in workouts, sports, and life skills courses while you are a client of our facility.
Experience Healing at Impact Recovery's Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program Our goal is to serve as a catalyst for an awakening that revolutionizes your perspective on life, provides solutions to your problems, and helps you connect with a power that can rebuild your life. We aim to offer an environment conducive to deep spiritual growth and effective recovery.