Heroin Rehab

The Importance of Heroin Rehab at Axis West

If you or someone you know is suffering from the ravages of heroin addiction, entering our heroin rehab at Axis Treatment West offers hope for recovery and a fulfilling life that includes sustainable sobriety.  Our goal here is to increase a heroin addict’s chances for a life free from drugs, by offering the dedication of a team of professionals who are committed to helping the recovering addict succeed. Our highly-credentialed heroin rehab counselors can help you decide which type of program best suits your needs, or the needs of a loved one currently struggling with a heroin addiction.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Heroin Rehab

As opposed to more traditional therapy models that feature a static one-on-one relationship between counselor and client (and can often take years before any measurable progress can be seen), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (or CBT) offers the recovering addict an opportunity for a more active engagement with their counselor.  The goal of this type of therapy is to help the recovering addict learn new ways to think about the issues of their day-to-day life, before reacting to those same issues as they appear in various situations. The CBT process at Heroin rehab can include private and group therapy sessions, along with homework and self-assessment reviews that help measure progress on a continual basis.  The CBT model has a beginning, middle and end that provides the recovering addict with milestones of achievement, often covering approximately 16 weeks of treatment.


The Detox Process at Axis West’s Heroin Rehab

When he or she first enters a heroin rehab, the heroin addict will be assessed and, if deemed appropriate, the recovery process may begin with a detox treatment.  Axis West provides safe, comfortable, professionally supervised detox services.  Detox can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending upon the severity of the addiction, and the toll it has taken on the addict’s body.  Over the course of the process, heroin and any other drugs or alcohol toxins will be expelled from the body.  The process will occur naturally, although doctors may determine that certain medications be used to treat, and perhaps help ease, some of the more difficult detox symptoms.  These can include:

–  Nausea

–  Pain

–  Fever and chills

–  Excessive sweating

–  Increased hunger

–  Headaches

–  Insomnia

While it can be a challenging initial phase of the recovery process, detox at our heroin rehab can be rewarding as well when completed under the proper supervision.  Axis West clients emerge from detox better equipped, and readier than ever, to plunge more deeply into the rewarding work of recovery.


Additional Phases of Heroin Rehab at Axis

At Axis West, we do our best to introduce the recovering heroin addict to a wide range of alternative therapies.  This means encouraging them to pay more attention to diet and exercise, and develop healthier decision-making practices to employ in the “real lives” to which they will soon be returning.  We also help strengthen our clients’ social skills, allowing the co-residents at our California heroin rehab to form long-lasting friendships, which will mutually beneficial to their recoveries long after they leave treatment.

One of the last stages of heroin rehab treatment is the support phase.  This part of treatment focuses on helping clients develop relapse-prevention skills, while giving them the tools necessary to create a life of sustainable sobriety for themselves after they leave treatment.  The good news, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is that heroin rehab has a good chance of returning a recovering addict to “productive functioning in the family, workplace and community.”  (Source: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/heroin-abuse-addiction/what-are-treatments-heroin-addiction)  But this goal can only be achieved through a rigorous commitment to his or her recovery, a commitment we know we can help foster here at Axis West.

Please don’t hesitate to call one of our addiction specialists today at 866-737-3573 and find out if our heroin rehab at Axis West is right for you.


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