Over the course of the U.S.’ ongoing opioid epidemic, the volume of heroin addiction has sky-rocketed. This largely occurred, and continues to, as those struggling with opioid addiction are moving away from prescription medications towards cheaper illicit options, like heroin. Such trends have caused spikes in deaths. If you or a loved one is among the millions of people struggling with heroin addiction, you should receive treatment.
New Bridge Foundation® will help you recognize the symptoms and effects of heroin addiction. Our qualified staff will help you understand the treatment options available to you. Call 866.772.8491 to learn more about our heroin addiction treatment programs and how you can begin your journey towards recovery.
Symptoms of Heroin Addiction
There are several warning symptoms of addiction that you should be aware of. If you start noticing these symptoms in yourself or others, you should look for treatment immediately. These symptoms include:
- Physical cravings for heroin
- Significant amounts of time spent acquiring, using, or recovering from heroin
- Extended heroin binges
- Social life, family responsibilities, work, or hobbies taking a back seat to heroin
- A building tolerance to heroin’s effects
- Heroin use has harmed your close relationships
Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal
Another indicator that you need heroin addiction treatment is once you begin experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you are not using heroin. Withdrawal symptoms typically begin mild and then intensify. You may initially feel irritable, suffer from insomnia, sweating, shaking, and muscle aches. The symptoms typically advance into nausea and vomiting, fever, and intense cravings. From there, symptoms begin to decline but often remain very noticeable and may include depression and anxiety, insomnia, and continued cravings.
Going through withdrawal is part of your body’s detox process and is a necessary part of treatment. However, detoxing alone can be dangerous and can result in renewed binging or overdoses. If you are going through heroin withdrawal, it is important that you seek treatment and undergo an assisted detox program. Detoxing under the supervision of medical and clinical professionals is far more likely to be successful and is far safer.
How Heroin Addiction Treatment at New Bridge Foundation® Can Help
If you think you or a loved one is struggling with heroin addiction, New Bridge Foundation® can help. Our heroin treatment programs include:
- Detox program
- Short-term residential rehab
- Long-term residential rehab
- Short-term outpatient rehab
If you are currently using heroin, a detox program is the first step towards sobriety. A detox program offers a safe and supportive environment for your body to detox. Many of the worst heroin withdrawal symptoms can be alleviated through medical interventions, making supervised detox the safest and most effective approach. Clients will then move into one of our residential rehab programs, offering comprehensive addiction counseling.
In the midst of addiction, most clients will need additional support as they recover. This is what makes our residential rehab programs, located in Berkeley, California in Northern California so valuable. Residential addiction treatment gives clients high-quality on-site care and around-the-clock support. Clients focus on building new life skills, establishing coping strategies, and gaining the knowledge they need to live healthy, sober lifestyles.
Residential rehab is also a structured care environment, meaning that clients can focus exclusively on recovery as they attend daily counseling groups, receive education, and participate in health and wellness activities. Some of these approaches and activities include:
- Individual and group counseling
- Stress management and medication
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Family education and support
For clients who have already undergone inpatient rehab treatment or need to juggle the intersecting commitments of work, school, and family, outpatient rehab can also be an excellent choice. Some clients need the flexibility of an outpatient program, which allows them to continue living at home while receiving the care they need. Outpatient programs also allow clients to remain close to their existing support structures, which can boost morale as they recover. Additionally, our outpatient programs offer the same high-quality of care you can expect from New Bridge Foundation®’s residential programs. You will have access to many of the same comprehensive addiction recovery services and our highly qualified staff. Our outpatient services are currently being offered virtually which has the added benefit of allowing clients to access treatment easily and from the privacy of home, where ever they live in California.
Heroin Addiction Treatment Options in Northern California
Getting help for an addiction is rarely an easy decision. However, at New Bridge Foundation®, you can expect quality compassionate care and support from our team of dedicated clinical experts. Heroin addiction treatment with New Bridge Foundation® can be your first step towards a more healthy, sober life. If you or a loved one are struggling with heroin addiction in Northern California or anywhere in the United States, reach out to New Bridge Foundation® by calling 866.772.8491 to learn more about our treatment options.