Heroin Addiction Help

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Heroin is a highly addictive opiate drug, and heroin addiction can happen to anyone in Atlanta. There are no limits based on gender, age, race or socioeconomic status. There are many health hazards associated with heroin addiction. Common short-term effects include depressed respiration, nausea and vomiting and even spontaneous abortion. Long-term use can cause collapsed veins, bacterial infections and rheumatologic problems such as arthritis. Heroin is also associated with an elevated risk of contracting HIV/AIDS, hepatitis or other serious illness related to needle use.

Heroin Addiction Treatment for Atlanta Residents

Heroin rehab begins with detox. Medically supervised detox services focus on providing a safe withdrawal experience. A medical staff will work to minimize the severity of withdrawal symptoms and identify and treat any medical complications. Detox alone is not a treatment for heroin addiction. It should be followed by a specialized residential rehab plan that includes group and individual therapy. In group therapy you will meet with a collection of peers that are also struggling with heroin addiction and recovery. In individual therapy you will meet with a therapist to identify your triggers and to learn techniques that you can use outside of rehab to maintain your sobriety.

Once you have completed a residential treatment program, outpatient therapy is recommended. In outpatient therapy you are able to have a job and spend time with family and friends. You will schedule meetings around your daily schedule. Outpatient therapy will help you adjust to a sober life outside of treatment. Heroin is a difficult drug to kick, but recovery is possible. By entering into treatment you are one step closer to being drug free in Atlanta. Taking your sobriety one step at a time is the key to your recovery.

Learn about Heroin Addiction Treatment Options for Atlanta Residents

If you are seeking treatment for heroin addiction, please call our toll-free helpline today. We can answer any questions you have about addiction or treatment, and we can help you find the recovery resources that will best meet your needs. We can even check your insurance to verify benefits for your program of choice. You can overcome heroin addiction, and we can help. Call today.