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The Dynamics of Heroin Rehab

If you or a loved one needs heroin rehab, you should not feel alone or ashamed as heroin and opioid abuse has taken a grip on Americans across the country. In 2016 nearly 1,000,000 people reported using heroin in the past year and from 2002 to 2017 the amount of heroin overdose deaths in the United States has had a 7.6 fold increase, according to the CDC. Sadly, in 2018 heroin overdoses have surpassed deaths by guns and motor vehicle accidents combined and is now the number one leading injury related death in America. The problem has gotten so bad that state and county police forces are now being given medicine to reverse heroin overdose effects in an attempt to save lives. If you or someone you care for are going through heroin addiction, the time for recovery is now. At BLVD Portland we are available 24/7 to review treatment options and to maximize your health insurance benefits ensuring you receive the most treatment for the least cost. Recovery from heroin addiction is possible and we can show you the way. 

Long-Term Effects of Heroin Addiction:

Heroin Rehab is a Must

Some believe that they can continue using heroin without any consequences but this is far from the truth. Aside from increasing your tolerance and risking an overdose, there are physical effects of heroin abuse which will cause long-lasting damage.

  • Overdose – Death

  • Weakened immune system

  • Respiratory illnesses

  • Muscle weakness

  • Long-term impotence in men

  • Menstrual disturbances in women

  • Tooth Decay

  • Constipation

  • Memory loss

  • Depression

  • Introversion

Understanding Your Heroin Addiction Treatment Options

The best heroin rehab centers will offer you different treatment options to meet your individual needs. There is not a one size fits all approach to drug addiction or heroin addiction treatment. The best heroin rehab centers know this. At Recovery Blvd we can discuss the best for of treatment and provide you with the right type of addiction treatment. Below are just a few different type of treatments that facilities can offer. 

  • Christian Heroin Addiction Treatment

  • Holistic Heroin Addiction Treatment

  • 12 Step Heroin Addiction Treatment

  • SMART Recovery for Heroin Addiction Treatment

  • Dual Diagnosis Heroin Addiction Treatment

  • Detox from Herion

Understanding How Medication is Used for Heroin Addiction Treatment

Heroin rehab treatments are more complex than how long you stay at the facility and whom you talk to about your addiction struggles. It often might include a medication side to it too. The goal is to help prevent drug cravings that may come after treatment due to difficult situations. Common drugs that your doctor may prescribe are: 

  • Methadone

  • Buprenorphine

  • Naltrexone

  • Suboxone

Methadone works to weaken the “high” that people may feel as it impacts the brain. This aims to prevent the heroin withdrawal effects from occurring. Buprenorphine can stop the drug cravings. Naltrexone, while not being addictive or sedating, blocks the actions of drugs like heroin and will not leave you physically dependent on it. When taking any one of these drugs in order to move off a drug, you should pay attention to all of the potential side effects and impact they might have on your life. Naltrexone is a good example since patients have been noted to have trouble complying with their treatment.

Paying for Heroin Addiction Treatment

Many people put off going to heroin addiction treatment because of many different factors. A major factor is that they feel the rehab will cost too much. This couldn’t be farther from the truth, especially if you have medical insurance. Some facilities will cover up to 100% of your heroin addiction treatment. When you call us at Recovery Blvd in Portland, OR we can work quickly to verify your insurance benefits and will even advocate for our patients to their insurance providers, ensuring that you are getting the most out of your health insurance benefits. When you call us we will start this process immediately so that you are not on the streets seeking treatment any longer.

Aftercare Services: Never Going Back

Potentially, the greatest challenge after leaving heroin rehab will be returning to your hometown and remaining sober. Unfortunately, relapse happens but this should not discourage you, many people relapse before truly finding sobriety.  If you have the right support system in place you may not have any trouble staying sober. A great resource for maintaining your sobriety are aftercare services. At Recovery Blvd Portland, your counselor will work to find outpatient programs in your hometown and do the leg work so all you have to do is show up when you return home.  We will also find support groups in your area and provide meeting schedules for you to take full advantage of. Also, some patient’s may need to see a therapist to continue heeling old wounds from the past or to work on any mental illnesses they may have. Our counselors will find therapists in your area that work with your insurance provider so you can continue receiving the care that you need.

We want to be a there for you and to provide strength when you need someone to lean on. We want to make sure that you stay a sober and live a happy, fulfilling life after rehab.

Recovery Blvd Treatment Center

Redefine what it means to be in recovery

at Recovery Blvd!

Call now: 503-897-1916

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