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Heroin Addiction and Treatment

Chapters Capistrano is a premier treatment center for handling heroin addiction. The addiction experts at Chapters have created a highly personalized treatment program for individuals addicted to heroin. Each case of heroin dependence is unique and requires a specialized approach to ensure success and allow an addict to achieve freedom from drug dependency.

Heroin Rehab Information

Heroin (also known as diamorphine), produced from the opium poppy, is an opioid analgesic synthesized from morphine that is highly addictive. Heroin is a recreational drug, but can be used as an analgesic for medicinal purposes under the name diacetylmorphine. Recreational users report an intense rush and euphoria when the drug is ingested; however, users can quickly develop a tolerance for heroin.  This leads to the need for increased amounts of heroin to recreate the effects of the drug. The most common form of using heroin is through injection.

Effects of Heroin Abuse

Long-term heroin usage can have a significant impact on all aspects of an addict’s life, including their relationships with family and friends, their business interactions, and their personal health. In addition to the risk of death from overdosing, there are many serious health issues associated with recreational heroin use, including dangers associated with non-sterile needles and syringes, such as contracting hepatitis C and HIV, poisoning from “cut” heroin, and physical dependence. Similar to other opioids, there are many emotional side effects associated with heroin use. Withdrawal symptoms can include anxiety, depression, nausea and vomiting, and can quickly occur after the initial high has worn off.

Heroin Detoxification Withdrawal Doesn’t Have To Be Painful

At Chapters, we understand that most people are anxious about the idea of going through heroin withdrawal and this keeps them using the drug.   We recognize that withdrawal can be uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to be.

Through the heroin rehab program at Chapters, our process engages the most traditional and safe form of withdrawal from using heroin, which is a drug-specific detox. Clients receive mild prescription medication under medical supervision that reduces the risk of seizure and eases withdrawal symptoms. These medications generally are prescribed in tapering amounts until the body is physically stabilized.

Chapters Capistrano recognizes the unique challenges presented by heroin addiction.  Contact Chapters today to learn more about our personalized heroin rehab program. Beat heroin addiction and enjoy sober living, call our 24 hour helpline at 949-371-4198 or email today.

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