Heroin addiction effects you both physically and psychologically. It is without a doubt, the worst addiction because it eventually makes you a slave to the drug. Heroin affects the receptors in the brain thereby destroying your ability to function properly without it. Star for Young Women offers the professional staff to safely kick the heroin dependency. We realize that heroin is an enslavement thus, we approach each treatment on an individual basis.
Heroin is a highly addictive, illegal drug that is used by millions of addicts around the world. It is difficult to overcome the urge not to taking this drug every day—knowing that if you stop, you’ll face the painful horror of withdrawal. Heroin (like opium and morphine) is made from the resin of poppy plants. Milky, sap-like opium is first removed from the pod of the poppy flower. This opium is refined to make morphine, then further refined into different forms for heroin.
The effects on the body from continued use of this drug are extremely destructive. Frequent injections can cause collapsed veins and can lead to infections of the blood vessels and heart valves. The more drawn out heroin is misused the more prominent the shot of dependence or reliance. Drawn out heroin misuse produces resilience and physical reliance, which holds the client retreating for more. Heroin turns into a monster with its dependency destroying the life of its victim.
Let the team of specialists at Star for Young Women carry you through the withdraw process. Our facilities are safe and our staff are friendly and helpful. Only you can make the decision to seek help, but we are here to hold your hand while you take charge of your life again.
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Why You Should Consider Inpatient Treatment at Star for Young Women
Heroin abuse and addiction as mentioned above, is a serious condition that totally disrupts every part of a user’s life. The withdraw is not easy and cannot be achieved without professional help. Addiction can lead to multiple adverse health consequences such as: collapsed veins, infections in the heart, abscesses, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.
Addiction to heroin is generally the result of many different factors. Initially someone may try heroin because they are curious or feel the pressure to fit in from people around them. Others may use heroin as a way to cope with the symptoms resulting from an undiagnosed mental health issue. At Star for Young Women we will dig into the underlying reasons that drove you to the addiction in the first place and help you deal with those factors to stay clean far into the future.
You can beat your addiction with the assistance of Star for Young Women. With personalized treatment plans, a safe nonjudgmental atmosphere, and well thought out discharge plan for continued treatment. Star for Young Women is the optimal center for your recovery so contact us today to begin the road to recovery.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
Star for Young Women is dedicated to providing you with a wide variety of the best possible addiction treatments available. Our job is to provide you with a comforting environment and dedicated staff needed to overcome your addiction. We are not here to judge you, nor do we believe that you are weak in any way. Addiction is a disease and the battle to overcome it cannot be fought alone. That is why we are here – to help you fight and win that battle.
We are fully committed to you during your stay with us. We want to help alleviate the withdraw and help you reestablish the lost connections in your life. You can get back on your feet and live a life free of addiction.
If you feel that you are in crisis, or are having thoughts about hurting yourself or others, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.
Types of Therapy We Use To Treat Heroin Addiction
Our top-notch treatment team is made up of physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, licensed clinicians, and support staff, all of whom will have a part in your recovery from addiction. The first step in heroin addiction recovery is to get you detoxed as fast and safely as possible. Once all substances are out of your system you can begin the therapeutic treatment process. The detoxification process includes an evaluation, stabilization, and then guidance into long-term treatment.
When you first come to us you will be evaluated to determine the types of substances in your system, other issues you may be struggling with, and any existing co-occurring disorders. After your evaluation we will work to get you through the detox process and stabilized. Often medication will be used in order to help with the uncomfortable symptoms associated with heroin withdrawal. Finally, once you are stabilized a treatment plan will be set up to guide you into the long-term addiction treatment program.
Generally the most effective form of treatment for heroin addiction is the combination of medication and therapeutic interventions. In addition to the detoxification process, medication may also be used to alleviate uncomfortable symptoms or to help manage any co-occurring disorders. Often medication use can be discontinued as an individual works through their problems and learn healthier coping strategies. You and your treatment team will determine if medication will be a part of your treatment plan.
Individual therapy which allows you to delve deep into the many problems surrounding your heroin addiction. These individual sessions will encourage you to address your strained relationships, discuss new coping strategies, and help you to identify triggers that may cause a heroin relapse. A variety of techniques will be used during individual therapy such as strengths-based counseling and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Counseling to help you regain your feeling of empowerment and get you to recognize the strengths that already exist within you. You are the one who holds the power to turn your life around.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is used to point out and correct negative patterns of thinking. Once the problematic thinking is identified, you will learn how to replace those distortions and view the world in a more positive way.
Family therapy is a very important part of the treatment process here at Star for Young Women. Addiction is a family disease and often family dynamics play a role in the addict’s behavior. Family sessions are used to process the feelings about living with someone who is an addict and how this addiction has impacted their lives. Sessions will also be used to educate family members about heroin addiction, the treatment process, and help them to learn better coping strategies to manage their own emotions. If needed, we will do what we can to set up community connections in order to help your family continue to cope with your addiction and recovery.
At Star for Young Women, group therapy is a large part of our inpatient program as it is during group sessions that you are able to connect with other individuals facing similar problems. We hold educational groups which are meant to provide a better understanding of topics such as heroin addiction and relapse prevention. Process groups which focus on a common theme are held to allow you to work through your feelings toward your addiction and any co-occurring disorders you may have.
Continuing Care – What Comes Next?
Upon the end of your inpatient treatment program a post-discharge plan will be created in order to make sure you continue your recovery after leaving our center. You may decide that a residential program is best suited for your needs, if you are not comfortable leaving the structured atmosphere of an inpatient setting. Other options may include a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). If home is where you are heading, your aftercare program will connect you to with community resources that will continue to offer the support you need in order to stay clean and sober.
If you or someone you love is struggling with heroin addiction, call Star for Young Women for a confidential consultation. Our trained professionals will help you decide upon the appropriate next steps based on your needs.