A heroin addiction happens when a person becomes dependent on this drug. Whether an addiction is recent or longstanding, rehabilitation is possible, and at-home heroin addiction treatment can help.
Heroin addiction occurs when a person becomes physically and psychologically dependent on the effects of this drug. Heroin addiction can impact personal relationships, career, and short and long-term health. Heroin overdose can even lead to death in some cases. Treating heroin addiction is most successful when managed by a medical professional.
Elite Home Detox assesses every patient’s situation, medical history, and lifestyle to develop a rehabilitation plan designed around the patient’s unique needs.
Here’s what patients can expect from our heroin addiction rehabilitation program:
Elite Home Detox brings the services of a traditional rehab clinic directly into the patient’s home. Since every patient’s circumstances and needs are different, we develop every treatment plan to the individual’s needs.
In-home heroin addiction recovery is a modern solution for today’s busy schedules and lifestyles.
Unlike traditional addiction clinics that have one-size-fits-all programs and group therapy, in-home rehab offers our patients dedicated, one-on-one attention. We are with our patients every step of the addiction recovery journey to ensure a safe rehabilitation with results that last.
Elite Home Detox provides a 24/7 onsite nurse to monitor the patient, make changes to the treatment plan as necessary, answer questions, and coach the patient through detox.
Inpatient and outpatient clinics require patients to travel to get treatment. Not only do the costs of frequent travel add up, but the amount of travel itself takes away from the patient’s time and daily routine. In-home addiction rehabilitation works with the patient’s schedule to minimize schedule disruptions without compromising the quality of care.
Although some people may benefit from the group support and therapy found in traditional rehab clinics, others prefer the privacy of one-on-one support. Elite Home Detox brings our rehab services directly to our patients for their convenience, privacy, and comfort.
There are many lifestyle and environmental factors that can contribute to a person developing an addiction to heroin. These same factors need to be addressed during rehab for a successful recovery. From detox to counseling and lifestyle coaching and more, Elite Home Detox offers the same services and quality of care as traditional rehab clinics.
Our nurses are experienced with helping patients through detox and addiction recovery, and every program is overseen by our medical director to ensure quality care.
A change in a person’s normal behavior or routine is one of the first signs that a person may have developed an addiction. In addition, heroin-related paraphernalia, such as needles, razorblades, and spoons are another significant sign that a person has developed a heroin addiction.
According to the CDC, the biggest risk factor for developing a heroin addiction is having an addiction to prescription painkillers, with most people who have a heroin addiction using one or more type of drug.
Signs a person may have a heroin addiction include:
Heroin withdrawal symptoms are one of the biggest reasons a person relapses. When a person stops or cuts back on the amount of heroin used, withdrawal symptoms can begin within a few hours.
Heroin withdrawal symptoms include:
Whether a patient has had heroin addiction for months or years, recovery is possible. Medically managed detox can help make detox safe and comfortable for both the patient and the patient’s family. Elite Home Detox brings our full suite of in-home addiction detox and rehabilitation services directly into our patients’ homes.
Heroin is an illegal opioid that is made from morphine. Heroin binds to opioid receptors in the brain, where it affects both pain and pleasure. Heroin can be injected, snorted, or smoked. Regardless of the method, heroin is highly addictive. Addiction happens when the user becomes dependent on the effects of heroin.
Heroin addiction can be very dangerous because of the high risk of overdose, during which time a person’s breathing slows or stops altogether. According to the CDC, 42 people die every day from a heroin-related overdose.
Over time, a user can build up a tolerance to the effects of heroin. As a result, a person needs higher and higher doses to achieve the desired effect. At a high enough dose, heroin can cause an overdose that can potentially lead to death.
Overdoses can happen in several ways, including:
It’s important to seek medical attention immediately if you suspect a person has overdosed on heroin. If a person slips into and out of consciousness, has a bluish tint to nails or lips, or exhibits shallow breathing, call an ambulance immediately.
Since heroin binds to opioid receptors in the brain, this drug produces an intense feeling of pleasure. However, heroin use can have both short and long-term side effects on the body.
Short-term side effects include:
Long-term side effects include: