Heroin addiction is increasingly common across the country. As a natural opiate made from the opium poppy, heroin is injected, snorted, and smoked. Like all opiates and opioids, heroin alters a person’s brain chemistry, which makes it highly addictive. Today, many men use heroin to cope with life stress, undiagnosed mental health disorders, and societal pressures. Heroin rehab clinics offer safe and effective medically assisted detox to help get people on the road to recovery.
If you or a young man you know is struggling with heroin, Red Oak Recovery® can help. Our North Carolina addiction treatment center helps young men recover from addiction. Reach out today by calling 828.382.9699 for details.
Heroin Addiction Symptoms
Heroin is known for stopping pain and giving users a euphoric feeling. When heroin enters the body, it converts to morphine. Morphine suppresses pain receptors, creating euphoric sensations throughout the body. Some people may take heroin after prescription opiates, while others may self-medicate and self-soothe for undiagnosed mental health disorders. The more often someone uses heroin, the more heroin they will need to get the same effect, which is called tolerance. The higher a person’s tolerance, the more likely they are to overdose. Signs of heroin addiction include:
- Weight loss
- Skin picking
- Scabs and sores
- Poor hygiene
- Sudden personality changes
- Lying or manipulating loved ones
It’s almost impossible to stop taking heroin without the support of an addiction treatment program. Opiates and opioids cause long-term changes to the brain, making medical supervision during detox necessary.
What to Expect at Our Heroin Rehab Clinics
Heroin detox begins with withdrawal. This is the most physical, emotionally, and psychologically difficult phase of recovery. Heroin rehab clinics provide safe and effective detox with medical assistance. They may give clients methadone or Suboxone to help ease clients off opiates. This can lessen the intensity of withdrawal symptoms and reduce drug cravings. Withdrawal symptoms include:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Delusions and hallucinations
- Profuse sweating
- Self-harming behavior
- Bargaining for drugs
- Reckless drug-seeking behavior
A heroin rehab clinic will also provide clients with comprehensive psychological care. Our individual, group, and family therapy programs can help clients get to the root of their addiction. They also develop tools for coping with stress and addiction triggers. Group and family sessions help clients address harmful relationships, unhealthy behavioral patterns, and communication faults. Our men’s treatment center also offers a range of experiential therapy options, which we tailor to the unique needs of the client.
Safe and Effective Heroin Rehab for Men in North Carolina
Unfortunately, men often struggle to find safe and effective rehab programs. Cultural stigmas prevent many men from seeking drug or alcohol treatment. Some think they have to quit cold turkey and recover along because it is the brave or manly thing to do. This can lead to relapse, overdose, and even death. Rehab is most successful in medically supervised group settings.
North Carolina’s Red Oak Recovery® provides a safe and inclusive environment for young men to detox and recover from heroin and other drugs. Our programs focus on holistic healing. We pair wilderness therapy programs with traditional psychotherapy to help young men disconnect from their lives and find themselves in nature. Our clinic also treats co-occurring conditions, helping men struggling with addiction and mental health disorders.
The comradery at Red Oak Recovery® helps many young men feel less alone in their addiction. For many men, rehab may be the first opportunity to open up, share feelings, and feel safe around other men.
Call Red Oak Recovery® Today to Get Started
Don’t let heroin addiction control your life. Let North Carolina help you recover. Call Red Oak Recovery® at828.382.9699 to learn more and get started today.