Heroin Addiction Recovery Center in Birmingham
Freedom is Possible
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 is One of the Most Dangerous Drugs There Is
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.
Heroin Use Statistics
- 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.
An Accelerated 12-Step Approach to Recovery
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.
Your individualized drug addiction treatment plan will begin with a free consultation with our team. This conversation is an opportunity for us to learn more about you, and for you to learn more about us. We look forward to answering any questions you may have about our program and to guiding you toward the next step in your recovery.