Heroin Addiction

Heroin Addiction

 From 2002 to 2015, there was a six-fold increase in heroin overdose deaths, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Nearly 13,000 people died from a heroin overdose in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The research suggests that the misuse of prescription painkillers can lead to heroin addiction. If you or a loved one are suffering from heroin addiction, feel free to give The View a call at (877) 310-4343 for a safe and comfortable recovery environment.

Heroin Addiction

Heroin, made from morphine, appears as an off-white to brown color. It can also come in the form of a black sticky substance, called black tar heroin. People will inject, sniff, snort, or smoke heroin. People who use heroin experience a rush, hence its pleasurable sensation. Heroin can cause dry mouth, heavy feelings in the arms and legs, and clouded mental functioning. The long-term effects of heroin include collapsed veins, heart lining infections, abscesses, and lung complications. Injecting heroin is particularly risky; diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C are common among people who share needles.

Heroin Withdrawal

Heroin withdrawal typically begins within 6 to 12 hours of the last dose and peaks within 1 to 3 days, with acute symptoms subsiding after about one week. Heroin withdrawal typically includes nausea, pain, nervousness, depression, and a range of other symptoms. Post-acute withdrawal syndrome can include symptoms like cravings, exhaustion, and cognitive impairement. Heroin withdrawal is not the same for everyone. The longer someone abuses heroin and the amount taken each time will determine the severity of someone's dependence upon heroin.

Heroin Treatment at The View

The View, a luxury detox and stabilization center located in Los Angeles, provides treatment for heroin addiction. Our services include individual therapy, group psychotherapy, and stress reduction groups. After the initial intake, clients will get access to necessary medication, such as suboxone, to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms. CBT is an additional service offered by The View that helps modify the client's drug-use expectations, as well as to manage triggers and stress.

The View's facilities help create a safe and comfortable environment during the withdrawal and stabilization process. Our amenities include a pool, hot tub, and breathtaking patio. We also offer adjunct programs like massage, meditation, and yoga for clients. The facilities and services at The View help clients recover in a safe comfortable, and supportive environment.

Get Started on the Road to Recovery Today

If you or a loved one suffers from heroin addiction, give The View a call at (877) 310-4343 for an intake appointment today. Clients are invited to stay at The View as long as they'd like while they recover in safety and comfort.

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