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Heroin Rehab

We’ll help you reclaim your life from heroin addiction
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Heroin Addiction Treatment at New Day Recovery Center

Our compassionate team of professionals will help you get to the heart of your struggles with heroin abuse so you can start working towards a healthier future. We utilize an evidence-based approach to treatment, and offer help through inpatient heroin rehab, our residential treatment program, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and more.

What Is Heroin Addiction?

An addiction to heroin is when the brain and body develop a tolerance and dependency on the drug, which causes increased use through injecting, snorting, or smoking it. Some people’s drug use may start with heroin, but for many, their addiction begins with being prescribed opiates or other pain pills by a doctor. These drugs act on the same part of the brain as heroin by activating the reward system and stimulating the production of dopamine and endorphins, which provide feelings of relief and pleasure.

When someone is cut off from their pain pills, often due to cost or the prescription running out, they may turn to heroin to experience a similar effect. This is extremely dangerous because heroin is much stronger than pain pills, and is often cut with fentanyl, which is cheaper to produce. Fentanyl is exponentially more potent than heroin, meaning the body simply can’t handle the drug’s strength — as evidenced by the devastating rise in overdose deaths in the past few decades.

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Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Addiction

While everyone exhibits addiction a bit differently, those suffering from heroin addiction are likely to show signs such as:

  • Isolation or less time spent with family and friends
  • Engaging in high-risk behaviors
  • Exhaustion or nodding off
  • Slurred speech
  • Lack of motivation
  • Anxiety and mood swings
  • Injection track marks on the arms or legs
  • Consistently wearing long sleeves, despite warm weather
  • Weight loss
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Effects of Long-Term Heroin Abuse

Long-term abuse of heroin can have a destructive impact on the brain and body. Some prominent effects are gastrointestinal issues, pneumonia, tuberculosis, lasting mental health issues, and damage to mucus membranes and nasal septum in people who snort the drug. For those who inject heroin, there’s also an increased likelihood of developing bacterial abscesses, contracting serious diseases like HIV and hepatitis, or getting infections that can lead to heart problems. And because of heroin’s addictive nature, an all-too-common outcome is an overdose death, especially if one’s tolerance goes down and they use too much.

Heroin Detox and Withdrawal

Detoxing from heroin can be highly difficult due to the severe withdrawal symptoms that develop after you stop using. These effects on the body include nausea, diarrhea, insomnia, restlessness, shakiness, uncontrollable movements, sweating, and cold flashes. At New Day Recovery Center, we’re here to help you safely detox and get through your withdrawal symptoms through constant support and aid. We’ll assess how to best manage your comfort during your detox and can also refer you to one of our trusted partners for a medical detox if needed.

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