What are the treatments
for Heroin addiction?
A variety of effective treatments are available for Heroin
addiction. Treatment tends to be more effective when Heroin abuse is
identified early. The treatments available and which treatment to use will
vary depending on the individual. There are several pharmaceutical approaches,
like LAAM (levo-alpha-acetyl-methadol) and buprenorphine, to help with Heroin
addiction and there are many behavioral therapies that are also used for
treating Heroin addiction
These treatments only help with the withdrawal symptoms of addiction that
manifest themselves in a physical form. Once the physical addiction to Heroin
has been overcome there is the mental issues to get under control. This is
best accomplished by a program that specifically deals with heroin, as this
drug is different than most. Heroin addiction is in a class of its own, the
lifestyle that goes along with an addiction to Heroin needs to be changed and
a person needs to look at his or her entire life to discover what has led them
to the point of addiction. Until this is discovered and handled the person
will always have the need to self medicate.
Most addicts do the drug just for the soul purpose of staying well and this
is the trap that keeps addicts addicted to this drug. At first the drug feels
great and a euphoric feeling comes over the person and this will last for
hours at a time. Eventually the luster of the drug wears off and as the
addiction progresses a person becomes physically dependant on the drug . This
is when you use just not to be sick and the euphoric feeling will only last a
short period of time and the drug needs to be done more often to get this
feeling again. Those who have done this drug know this most of all and will
find themselves using several times a day.
At this point of addiction a person will do things that they would never
have done before, such as steal or even sell themselves to keep well. This is
not something that the addict is proud of and often times a Heroin addict will
distance themselves from family in hopes that they will not be discovered.
Many families have come across missing items in the household that the addict
has either pawned or sold to the local dealer. The family is often times hurt
the most. This is due to the fact that the family becomes an easy target
because they still might trust the addict and the addict can and will use this
to his or her benefit.
The common school of thought is to let the addict hit rock bottom, but,
this can be dangerous to the addict. We here do not agree with this and will
help you raise the bottom to the addict to make them feel that they are
already there. This is the preferred method that has a great success rate. We
will discuss with you what method is best for you and your situation.
There are many different ways to mask the addiction to opiates such as
Methadone and Suboxone. These drugs can be like putting a Band-Aid on an
addiction. In fact there is a high percentage of individuals that will even
continue to use Heroin or other opiates while receiving methadone treatment.
This can lead a person to overdose and possible death will occur, in some
cases. Methadone will last up to six times as long as Heroin and a person will
only need one dose every 24 hours. Even though it lasts longer. The withdrawal
symptoms from methadone are dangerous and a medical withdrawal will be
necessary . The Clinic will wean a person down but this can take months or
even years to accomplish.
Knowing this information we here at Addiction No More never recommend that
a person undergo these treatments as they can damage more than help a person.
When you or someone you love has decided to end the addiction to Heroin we
have many options available to help you live a life without Heroin addiction
or the need for any drugs to replace the addiction to Opiates. Our goal is to
help people achieve a drug free life and we can help you with this important
step that will lead you to a life without drugs.
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