Heroin is an illegal opiate and, like all opiates, is a very effective painkiller.
It is also highly addictive and produces a mellow euphoric high that makes the user feel drowsy as opposed to the energetic euphoric high produced by stimulants. If the user takes too much they can overdose relatively easily as heroin depresses heart and lung function.
Although methamphetamine seems to have taken over from heroin in terms of the illegal drug of choice of most addicts, heroin addiction is still common.
In an effort to get off heroin some users also end up addicted to substitution therapies such as Suboxone and Methadone. Most treatment centres like Seasons Bali can also treat people addicted to this class of drug. Ideally medical and clinical staff at residential treatment centres will have years of collective experience and training in this specialised area of drug and alcohol treatment.
Heroin treatment begins with withdrawal, which addresses the physical aspect of addiction. Addiction specialist will gather information about the client’s pattern of use before they arrive in a residential program, once they arrive experienced medical staff will conduct a comprehensive medical examination and assessment to determine the specific detox needs of each client.
Heroin detox usually consists of a tapered medicated withdrawal regime. The type of medication and duration of the withdrawal period depends on the amount the resident is physically dependent on when they arrive. Clients are constantly monitored during this withdrawal phase to ensure their changing symptoms are successfully managed by medical and clinical staff.
The Most Effective Heroin rehab
The therapeutic community model is widely considered to be the most effective Heroin treatment. This is a residential model that includes a specific combination of therapeutic activities such as one-on-one counselling, process group work, educational groups and relapse prevention work as well as exercise, recreation, massage, art therapy and daily outings. The recommended length of stay for primary treatment at treatment centres like Seasons Bali and most drug and alcohol rehabs is 90 days.
All aspects of the heroin rehab program at Seasons Bali are based on extensive research into the most successful methods to ensure recovery as well as many years of experience. Seasons Bali’s Founder and Clinical Director has decades of experience providing heroin treatment to individuals suffering from this condition and has run a successful drug and alcohol rehab in Melbourne for over 15 years. Seasons Bali follows the same proven treatment method and has an absolute commitment to enable clients to achieve their full potential. This includes dealing with the underlying causes and consequences of the addiction and providing continuing rehabilitative support in an environment of respect, dignity and support.