For the most effective results, treatment for heroin addiction should include both medically-assisted treatment and behavioural therapy. If your use of heroin is chronic and heavy, inpatient treatment is likely the best for you. You’ll begin with a medical detox, during which you’ll receive round-the-clock medical care to help you deal with the risks and difficulties of withdrawal.
After detox, rehab will commence and you’ll receive therapy to deal with the psychological roots and effects of addiction. Ideally, a rehab programme should last between 30 to 90 days for the best chance of recovery.
If you’re addicted to heroin, there isn’t much you can do about having your life revolve around the drug. No matter how heroin abuse starts, it quickly spirals out of control. You may skip family and work obligations to obtain or use heroin, you may have money troubles because you spend so much on drugs and you may find yourself living a double life because you’re always trying to hide your secret.
When heroin takes over your life and becomes more important than your daily activities, you know now is the time to get help. Dependency on heroin can lead to a host of problems that can affect your family as well. You know you’re dependent on the drug when you experience withdrawal symptoms, such as flu-like symptoms, between doses.
There are signs and symptoms of heroin addiction which you can look out for in yourself or a loved one. Some of the signs are physical and others are behavioural or emotional, and may include the following:
If you notice these symptoms, it’s best you contact an addiction treatment specialist immediately.
There are various options available to you or a loved one for heroin treatment. They range from private rehab to free options such as fellowship groups. The options you choose will depend on a number of factors, including your financial resources.
Private rehab provide a personalised treatment programme, with holistic treatment designed to treat all facets of addiction. You can expect the meals at a private facility to be better prepared and more nutritious, while the accommodation will likely be more comfortable.
Primrose Lodge offers all the perks of a private rehab, ensuring that you have a thorough clinical experience designed to help you maintain long-term recovery from addiction. To achieve our goal, we offer the following services:
Our heroin rehab programmes are comprehensive and are designed to offer the best possible chance of recovery. Please call us anytime to learn about how we treat heroin addiction.
During the detoxification process, patients are prescribed an approved medication to manage their symptoms of heroin withdrawal. The process is tailored to the individual in order to negate the effects of fitting, vomiting, tremors etc… until the client is substance-free. The treatment is clinically proven to be the safest way to detox, taking between 7-14 days to complete, with 24/7 care and support being provided throughout.
Treatment starts from £1,000 and goes up to £10,950 for 28 day detox, therapy and holistic rehabilitation.
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The NHS recommends going to see a GP before anything else. There you can get assessed and your doctor may decide to treat you from their office or recommend you to a local NHS addiction service. Some services require referrals, so going to a GP can make it easier to get into a programme that offers services suited to you.
There are other services which don’t require a referral, such as Change, Grow, Live (CGL); Catalyst; and Compass. These programmes often make provisions for walk-ins and can offer a variety of services ranging from counselling to assessment.
The first step is to go to a GP where you’ll be assessed and diagnosed. At your first appointment, your doctor will want to know details about your heroin use and the state of your mental and physical health. Once the assessment is done, they may refer you to a service for treatment, but it can take time before you begin treatment.
If a mental health condition is discovered, you may have antidepressants prescribed for you. You may also be placed on a replacement medication to get you off heroin while allowing you to escape the withdrawal symptoms or the worst of them, at least. Using a schedule, you’ll be weaned off the new drug using a method called tapering. If needed, you’ll be given medication to help with any symptoms.
Fellowship groups are comprised of individuals who meet on a regular basis with the goal of helping one another achieve a common goal, which, in this case, is addiction. They are free to join and are typically open to everyone who is looking to recover.
Narcotics Anonymous is an example of a fellowship group. It’s an international organisation with meetings held at regular intervals across various locations across the world, including the UK. It’s based on the 12-step model of recovery pioneered by Alcoholics anonymous (AA).
NA meetings are for people who have problems with narcotics, as the name suggests, however, people who use other drugs are also welcome. Members remain anonymous as a way to protect everyone’s identities. The group has an established structure which spells out how the members are expected to get through the 12 steps.
Fellowship groups are often prescribed as a treatment option to explore simultaneously while receiving outpatient treatment. They are also a popular option for aftercare and have been found to improve the chances of staying clean and sober.
Joining a group like Narcotics Anonymous can be especially beneficial for you if your community and/or family are not as supportive as they should be or don’t know how to be. With NA, you’ll have the friendship and help of people who know exactly what it’s like to be in your shoes.
Private addiction counselling is an important part of treatment because it addresses the psychological aspect of addiction. It takes over where detox left off and aims to uncover the root cause of the addiction. Once the underlying problem is discovered, the therapist can then proceed to administer treatment as needed.
During counselling, you’ll learn essential skills such as how to manage your cravings for heroin when they come. You’ll also learn how to effectively replace your old habits with newer, healthier ones. There are various kinds of therapy, some of which can be combined for the best results.
When you sign up for therapy sessions with a counsellor, you’ll have to attend sessions based on appointment. Depending on who you’re working with, sessions may be scheduled on a weekly basis or more frequently.
There are two major kinds of therapy based on this format; individual and group therapy. Individual or one-to-one therapy involves a setting whereby you and the therapist have a session alone. On the other hand, group therapy involves a session with the counsellor and others who are in a similar situation as you. Both of these can be combined.
We’ve learnt that the most effective treatment for addiction treatment is private heroin rehab. At Primrose Lodge, we provide all the services mentioned above and more, giving you the best of everything in one comprehensive programme.
Our view on treatment is holistic, with our services including a variety of therapy types, including individual therapy, group therapy and family support, as well as medical detox, which is an important first step for treatment. A private rehab like ours allows you to get into treatment quickly. In fact, you can get into Primrose Lodge in as little as 24 hours.
We offer maximum privacy, with a fantastic location and the option to have your own room. We also care about your comfort as much as we care about ensuring that you recover quickly. You’ll have access to a range of amenities to ensure that you don’t miss home too much while you’re away.
For us, treatment doesn’t end with a rehab programme, as we also offer aftercare. We always encourage our clients to join a fellowship group regardless of which treatment option they go for.
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