North Carolina Heroin Rehab
You may feel alone in your addiction journey, even though millions of Americans struggle with addiction each year.
Substance abuse and misuse is a chronic mental illness and disease that requires intensive therapy and clinical treatment to resolve. The first step towards sobriety is seeking treatment. If you or a loved one are addicted to opioids, contact Next Step Recovery today to receive the best care for successful recovery.
What is Heroin?
Substance abuse research estimates that around 900,000 Americans admit to using heroin each year. Heroin is a synthetic substance in the opioid addiction class. It is derived from the opium poppy seeds and is often mixed with morphine and other dangerous substances. Heroin is highly addictive, and chemical addiction can occur after just a few uses.
Heroin detox and rehab works to address the root causes of heroin use, while also exploring therapies to rid your body of heroin and restore balance to your mind and body.
Symptoms of Heroin Abuse and Withdrawal
The symptoms of heroin withdrawal can be scary. Many people try to quit heroin on their own at home, but without proper medical attention, this can become life-threatening.
The early symptoms of heroin withdrawal can begin just a few hours after your last dose wears off. These can include diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
You may also experience additional flu-like symptoms which include muscle aches, twitches and muscle spasms, fever, chills, congestion, and headaches.
Depending on the duration and severity of your use, you can experience additional severe symptoms including high blood pressure, elevated heart rate, insomnia, paranoia, agitation, and anxiety. While these symptoms seem scary, licensed treatment centers can help alleviate the withdrawal symptoms through the addition of medication and constant medical monitoring.
Do I Need Treatment?
Many patients often wonder if their substance use is bad enough for treatment. If you answer yes to any of these statements, it may be time to seek treatment:
- Hiding your substance use from others or isolating yourself to use alone.
- Experiencing financial loss or property loss due to the need to fund your addiction.
- Losing family relationships and romantic relationships due to substance use.
- Trying to withdraw on your own but quickly falling back into using once withdrawal symptoms set in.
- Having additional mental health and physical health emergencies caused by your addiction.
- Researching alcohol and drug rehab centers but backing out at the last minute due to fear of getting sober.
How Does Heroin Rehab Work?
If you have not attended an intensive outpatient treatment program in the past, you may be wondering what outpatient addiction treatment involves.
Intensive Outpatient Program Style and Benefits
Generally, an IOP model involves the patients coming to the treatment center for a few hours per day, multiple days per week, usually totaling around 15-20 hours per week.
These treatment plans offer a variety of different treatment models to address mental health issues and addiction issues. You may have a variety of program offerings including individual counseling for mental health and group therapy for addiction recovery.
Depending on the treatment center, you may also participate in support groups like AA and NA, as well as other therapeutic activities like music therapy and art therapy.
Outpatient treatment offers a holistic approach to get to the root of your alcohol or drug addiction. This treatment modality will help you address any emotional issues, identify triggers, discover relapse prevention techniques, and work to address the root cause of your substance abuse.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Substance Use
You may also be eligible to receive dual diagnosis treatment at your treatment facility. Often, alcohol and drug addiction go hand in hand with mental illness.
Some of the most common mental illnesses that coexist with substance abuse include anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, PTSD and other trauma disorders, as well as eating disorders.
Dual diagnosis treatment through a licensed drug rehab center will allow you to overcome addiction while also addressing any underlying mental health issues.
North Carolina Drug Rehab with Next Step Recovery
Addiction treatment programs can be tricky to navigate, especially if this is your first time seeking drug rehab or outpatient treatment.
At Next Step Recovery, we offer a private and convenient solution for you to take control of your substance abuse and achieve long-term recovery.
When you receive treatment from Next Step Recovery, you are taking the most important step to stay sober and break free from addiction.
Our treatment center team can help you verify your insurance coverage and answer any additional questions you may have. Contact us today to receive personalized care for your substance use particular needs.
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Medically Reviewed By Susan Stader MS, LCMH, LCAS, CCS
Susan Stader is the founder and director of Next Step Recovery and NSR of Asheville, an Intensive Outpatient Program and a Long-term Extended Care program in Asheville, NC. She received her Master’s in Community Counseling in 2004 at Western Carolina University and went on to get her licensure in addictions and mental health counseling. Susan believes that treatment should be gender-specific and offered in a small setting. Small recovery communities, such as hers, are more intimate and effective in overall client satisfaction and care.
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Recovery is a lifelong journey, but you don’t need to take it alone. At Next Step Recovery, we give you the tools and support you need to get through early sobriety and find lasting healing. It is our goal to empower our patients to be their best selves and live the life they deserve.
If you have any questions about our programs, methods, insurance, or anything else, reach out to us today. We look forward to helping you to get started along the road to recovery!
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