Heroin Addiction and Treatment
At Chapters Capistrano, a leading drug and alcohol rehab center, we are committed to helping those with heroin addiction become drug free. Our personalized treatment programs are created for each client because no heroin addiction affects anyone exactly the same.
Made from the opium poppy, heroin is synthesized painkiller from morphine. When prescribed for medicinal purposes, the drug can be a helpful and safe analgesic. However, most often, heroin, (also known as diamorphine,) is taken recreationally and injected to ignite a euphoric, intense rush. Highly addictive, heroin abusers can quickly develop a tolerance, making increased amounts necessary for the desired effect.
Effects of Heroin Abuse
The effects of prolonged heroin abuse include: unstable emotional health, tattered relationships with family, friends, and professionally, and physical dependence due to non-sterile needles and syringes, poisoning from “cut” heroin, and/or contracting hepatitis C and HIV.
Heroin Detoxification Withdrawal Doesn’t Have to be Painful
The heroin rehab program at Chapters Capistrano recognizes that withdrawal during rehabilitation can cause anxiety and be uncomfortable. However, it doesn’t have to be! Our addiction experts utilize a drug-specific detoxification program that is traditional and safe. Clients are administered mild prescription medication, until the body is stabilized, to lessen the risk of seizure and withdrawal symptoms.
Chapters heroin addiction recovery program is here to make living sober a reality! Don’t hesitate; call our 24-hour helpline at 949-371-4198 for more information.