Data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows that heroin use has been steadily on the rise over the past ten years. As one of the most commonly abused opioid drugs, heroin has been in the news quite a bit in recent years as it continues to take more lives, impact more towns, and cause more harm to our communities.
Heroin and Opioid Addiction
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over eighty percent of heroin addicts abused prescription opioids before trying heroin. This is often how it starts for heroin addicts. Prescription painkillers are more readily available than their illicit cousins. As the person builds tolerance and dependence, they often reach for cheaper and more effective street drugs like heroin.
Heroin and opioid addiction has been on the rise in recent decades, with many states and counties declaring states of emergency due to the opioid epidemic. Addiction to heroin occurs rapidly as it is a highly addictive substance. When addiction takes hold of an individual, it can be extremely difficult to quit on one’s own. Without proper medical professionals to help you through the withdrawal process, relapse is unfortunately common.
Here at Changing Tides Addiction Treatment, we offer top quality care for those struggling with addiction to heroin and other opioids. The treatment process starts with professional detox. At Changing Tides, we do our best to make sure each and every individual goes through the most comfortable detox process possible. Our team of doctors, psychiatrists, and therapists work hard to ensure you are completely safe and experiencing the least amount of discomfort possible. We will be by your side and here to help you through this process. Detox is one of the most difficult parts, but when you go through the process with caring and professional people around you, it can make a world of difference.
After detox, we offer residential treatment and continuing care. When you go through our treatment program, you will work with the same treatment team who will help you through your entire journey with us. Rather than switching treatment team with each phase of your development, we offer personalized care where your therapists and case managers will stay with you as you progress.
Through various therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT, nutritional guidance, and holistic programming, we seek to meet the needs of each individual. When you come to Changing Tides, you will be met with a team of experts who care deeply about your recovery. We work together to offer you an opportunity to build a new sober life and recover from heroin addiction.