Heroin Addiction Program

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What is a heroin addiction program?

A heroin addiction program allows individuals to overcome their dependence to heroin. There are a number of ways in which this can occur. According to Gossop et al. (1996), the most intensive heroin addiction program is a residential one. This removes individuals from their heroin related environment, and instead provides a safe, structured and professional place for recovery. This typically involves an initial medicated detox to make the withdrawal from heroin as comfortable as possible. This will be followed by a period of time spent intensively addressing the psychological dependence to heroin. This is essential in making the residential heroin addiction program as effective as possible, and will include one-to-one and group therapy, education around addictions, and more holistic therapies. On-going support upon leaving a heroin addiction program is also vital for maintained abstinence. One of the reasons for this is because heroin overdoses frequently occur when a previously abstinent person uses relapsing to the same level of heroin usage as before.

People may also be able to access heroin treatment on an out-patient basis. However, this involves the individual returning to their heroin related environment each day. Outpatient treatment often involves the use of synthetic opiates, such as methadone, to reduce the behaviours usually associated with trying to obtain heroin. According to Trathen et al. (2008) in Guidelines for the Best Practice Treatment of Substance Misuse, such replacement drugs may prove useful in helping individuals to develop abstinence skills for the future. They also do not carry the risks of disease like injecting heroin does, and allow the individual to have more control and work on a gradual reduction plan. However, for some this leads to them relying on methadone for a long time.

When should someone seek a heroin addiction program?

Anyone suffering from a heroin addiction will benefit from engaging with a heroin addiction program.

Indicators of a heroin addiction can include behavioural changes, with the individual often appearing agitated and restless. The person may keep strange hours and strange company. Noticeable changes in health and appearance may also indicate the presence of heroin dependence, such as significant weight loss alongside a decrease in appetite. Drug paraphernalia may also be found amongst their possessions, and there may also be evidence of needle marks on the arms and legs. However, heroin may also be snorted or smoked so the latter indicator may not always apply.

Withdrawal symptoms also indicate that heroin addiction program is required. Although not typically fatal, heroin withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable. This means individuals trying to withdraw without medication or professional support are often not able to maintain their abstinence. Withdrawal symptoms include depression, agitation, insomnia, muscle ache, cold sweats, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Call us now for free and confidential advice if you think that you or someone you love has a heroin addiction and requires a heroin addiction program.

Where to find a heroin addiction program

Whilst it would be preferable to receive treatment without having to pay for it, it is important to remember that there is an imbalance between availability of addiction treatment in the NHS and the demand in the community. Therefore, there can often be long waiting lists involved when trying to access the NHS options. If private options are affordable, then treatment can be accessed immediately.

Triage Healthcare work with private treatment centres throughout the UK. All of these will provide a comprehensive heroin addiction program that can be tailored to the patient’s needs.

It is also possible to access private overseas services. This option can be particularly appealing to those individuals who have already accessed help in the UK with limited success. By travelling overseas to access treatment, the person is completely removed from their problematic surroundings. Overseas treatment can also represent better value for money in some cases.

How long could treatment on a heroin Addiction program take?

A medicated detox from heroin generally takes a minimum of two weeks. However, the psychological dependence should also be addressed, and a residential heroin addiction program can vary from 6 to 12 weeks typically.

How much does a private heroin Addiction program cost?

The cost of a private treatment can vary depending on the duration of treatment, the residential clinic accessed and level of aftercare support provided.

Triage Healthcare recognises that there is a deficit in the provision of affordable private treatment for heroin addiction in the UK. High quality free advice and information is provided to all, as well as best-value private treatment for individuals with a limited budget. If you arrange treatment through Triage Healthcare you will never pay more and in some cases you will pay less than by booking direct with a heroin abuse center.

Where to find heroin Addiction Programs in the UK

Triage Healthcare provides immediate access to a wide range of residential clinics that offer addiction treatment services.

We understand that there may be concerns regarding treatment, particularly in terms of cost, location and success. That is why we are here. Our aim at is to provide you with confidential and reliable advice regarding all areas of addiction. Our advice is all completely free and confidential. We can offer guidance towards the best treatment based on your individual circumstances, budget and needs.

 

References

Trathen et al. (2008). Guidelines for the best practice treatment of Substance Misuse. Triage Healthcare: Canterbury, UK.

NTORS The National Treatment Outcome Research Study: Summary of the project, the clients, and preliminary findings: First Bulletin. (1996). Gossop, M., Marsden, J., Stewart, D., Edwards, C., Lehmann, P., Wilson, A., & Segar, G. Department of Health: London.

 

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