Heroin Addiction

Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a highly addictive opiate drug that is almost universally illegal around the world.  It is most commonly produced in underdeveloped nations in South America and the Middle East and sold through drug cartels until it reaches the United States.  Heroin is illegal worldwide because of its lack of effectiveness compared to other prescription opiates, combined with its extremely high rates of abuse and addiction.  Many users turn to heroin as a cheaper alternative when they can no longer financially support their addiction to prescription opiates.  When a user experiences the powerful effects of heroin just one time, it is nearly impossible to avoid falling into addiction.  Intravenous injection (IV) use of the drug rapidly develops as the user continues to chase the euphoric effects produced by the drug, which often leads to serious and potentially life threatening health side effects.

A heroin addiction typically causes a user’s life to spin out of control rapidly as all their resources become invested in maintaining their habit.  A state of hopelessness begins to consume a heroin addict’s life and they begin to think there may be no way out of the cycle of addiction.  But there is a way out, with the help of the Heroin Addiction Treatment we provide at Axis West.


The Right Heroin Rehab For Your Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction has become very widespread in recent years, and it is important that someone struggling with heroin addiction chooses a program that will provide the necessary level of treatment.  Outpatient programs occasionally provide an effective tool to recover from a mild problem with the drug.  But heroin addiction can rarely be classified as mild and almost always requires the type of structured inpatient care offered here at Axis Treatment West.

There is a wide range of programs available to people seeking help from their heroin addiction.  These options range from highly luxurious spa-like retreats, to dilapidated state-run facilities.  While recovery from heroin addiction is possible at both ends of the spectrum, we believe strongly here that finding the right balance is essential in ensuring successful rehabilitation.  At Axis West, we provide many of the amenities of high-end heroin rehab programs, while diligently helping our clients to build the basics for a foundation in recovery.


Break The Cycle of Heroin Addiction Today

The initial phase of heroin rehab involves detoxification, or detox, from your heroin addiction.  This typically can last anywhere from several hours to several days, with the most intense symptoms subsiding within 3 days (Source: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin).  Your detox at Axis West is supervised by professional counselors and industry experts with over 100 years of combined experience in the recovery field, who will make every effort to ensure our clients as comfortable and safe a detox as possible.  After the detox period has subsided, our clinical team creates a specific treatment plan designed to address each client’s specific needs and ensure long-term freedom from addiction.

If you or a loved one is suffering from heroin addiction, please don’t hesitate to call one of our addiction specialists today at 866-737-3573 and find out if our program at Axis West is right for you.

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