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How to Recover from Heroin Addiction

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How to Recover from Heroin Addiction

It’s important to believe that it is possible to recover from heroin addiction. There are many ways a person can turn their life around, find hope, and develop a sober life that feels worthwhile and meaningful. If you or your loved one is struggling with a heroin addiction or related opiate addiction, we encourage you to reach out to the professionals at Red Oak Recovery® as soon as possible. At our men’s treatment center, we create personalized treatment plans designed to meet our clients’ individualized needs. Contact us today at 866.457.7590 to speak with a trained representative about our heroin addiction treatment program and other treatment options.

How to Recover from Heroin Addiction

There are a lot of myths surrounding recovery. Heroin addiction is similar to other substance use disorders. A notable difference is that opioids like heroin are highly addictive substances, changing the structure of the brain and making the cycle of abuse especially difficult to break.

In order to kick the habit, it’s often best to do so under medical supervision. Medically-supervised detox can provide you and your loved ones with peace of mind knowing that medical assistance is available 24/7 in case of an emergency.

Recovery is a process. It takes more than just getting clean and sober. Staying sober means a person needs to develop healthy coping skills in order to prevent relapse. This means learning how to navigate high-risk triggers in real-world situations.

The Importance of Improving Mental Health for Lasting Recovery

At Red Oak Recovery®, our mental health practitioners use a blend of traditional and holistic therapies. These treatments help clients address the core issues that lead to substance abuse and addiction. Addressing the reasons that led a person to turn to substances as a coping mechanism is essential to avoiding relapse.

Mental health and physical health are deeply connected. A healthy mind and a healthy body are essential for living a positive lifestyle in sobriety. Keeping this in mind, Red Oak Recovery® develops integrated treatment plans that treat both the mind and the body.

Our men’s treatment center offers a range of mental health therapies that can help those with a heroin or opiate addiction learn how to get their life back on track and avoid relapse. Our therapies include but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Trauma-focused therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

How to Pick the Recovery Program that Is Right for You

Picking the right program depends on a number of key factors. If a person has previously spent time at an addiction recovery facility, they already have a certain level of experience with how the process works. This might mean that a person can benefit from a step-down program such as an intensive outpatient program or outpatient treatment to help get them back on the right track.

Red Oak Recovery® offers a range of programs and services, including:

  • Gender-specific rehab
  • Aftercare program
  • Relapse prevention
  • Experiential therapy
  • Dual diagnosis treatment

Many clients come to Red Oak Recovery® with questions about what is best for them. Our expert team of clinicians works with clients to develop personalized treatment plans based on their particular needs and goals. After an initial treatment plan is developed, we can constantly tailor the program along the way to meet evolving changes on your path to sobriety.

Reach Out to Red Oak Recovery® Today to Begin Your Recovery Journey

In today’s world, heroin addiction is increasingly risky as drugs are contaminated with potent synthetic opiates and other chemicals. Now more than ever, it’s essential to kick the habit as soon as possible to avoid the risk of overdose. If you or your loved one is struggling with an addiction, we encourage you to reach out to us as soon as possible. The professionals at Red Oak Recovery® are here to help you find a path to lasting sobriety. Contact us today at 866.457.7590 to speak with a specialist about treatment options that make the most sense based on your particular life circumstances.