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Heroin Addiction Treatment Information and Options

According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, approximately 23% of heroin users become entirely dependent on drugs. Heroin addiction can be an extremely tough condition to beat. The best heroin treatment should concentrate on reversing the physiological effects caused by heroin abuse. In other words, quality programs should provide an effective and complete detox to reverse physical dependence.

At the Waismann Method® Opioid Treatment Center, we provide patients with an intensive, medically-assisted detox treatment program. We offer rapid detox and other forms of detoxification that is right for the patient. As a result, heroin users can reclaim their lives and become sober again.

How to Identify the Best Heroin Detox?

The first step in overcoming substance abuse is admitting there is a problem. Secondly, it is accepting help. Finally, it is seeking the safest and most effective detoxification program.

Once there in willingness to seek help, comprehensive research on available treatments is a must.

The Waismann Method® team understands how severe and intense long-standing heroin addictions are. Fortunately, with evolving medical options, the fierce, flu-like symptoms associated with heroin withdrawals can be minimized and controlled by medical specialists.

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A Successful Heroin Addiction Treatment

Research shows that many heroin users attempt to quit using this drug on their own.  Unfortunately, there are very few heroin users who succeed in battling such an aggressive addiction.  The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported nearly 22.5 million people actively sought out a medically-assisted treatment program for a drug dependency issue in 2016.  Those who do pursue medical assistance through withdrawal are less likely to relapse than those who try to combat this addiction independently.  Heroin dependence requires treatment by qualified medical professionals for a complete and successful recovery.

In the United States, patients have many drug treatment centers to choose from. There are also various methods of treatment. These include cognitive, behavioral, and pharmacological modalities.  Some options are more intensive and more effective than others. The qualified medical providers at Waismann Medical are experts on the physiological effects of heroin dependency.  They offer the most effective approach to reverse the condition available to heroin users.

Some treatment centers might believe that allowing the patient to suffer through the full extent of withdrawal symptoms is necessary.  At the Waismann Treatment ®, we think that letting people suffer without proper medical care is archaic, cruel, and unnecessary.  This type of treatment is also not just unproductive but often unsuccessful and harmful to patients.

As health care providers, we need to offer solutions and judgment that deters people from seeking out the help they so desperately need.


What Is Heroin?

The American Psychological Association cites that heroin overdoses and deaths have nearly doubled since 2014. Treatment is changing, and the demographics for heroin abuse. Dependency has changed, as well.  Past heroin users were labeled as ethnic minorities who were low income and from more urban areas.  Today, the demographic extends to older whites who are from affluent suburbs and rural neighborhoods.

Heroin is an illegal opioid that directly targets the opioid receptors in the brain. Heroin affects pain perception, pleasure, heart rate, and respiratory rate.  It is derived from morphine and is considered short-acting. It provides immediate intoxication.  Because it is short-lasting, heroin users find the need to take it more frequently than other long-lasting opioids, such as oxycodone.

Heroin can be purchased in a variety of forms.  The National Institute of Drug Abuse states that: “highly pure heroin can be snorted or smoked and maybe more appealing to new users because it eliminates the stigma associated with injection drug use.”  Heroin on the street is recognized as dope, junk, horse, smack, Big H, Blacktar, Brown Sugar, Muc, or Skaq. There are also other synthetic and dangerous ingredients like fentanyl for enhancing the euphoria.

Heroin Withdrawal

Heroin withdrawal symptoms can be excruciating, particularly after long-term heavy use. Symptoms typically begin within 6-12 hours after the last use.

Heroin Withdrawal Timeline

The symptoms of withdrawal can be debilitating and excruciating. This depends on how heavy the drug abuse has been and how long it has been going on.  Most heroin users begin going through withdrawal symptoms 6 to 12 hours following their last usage.  The distress that comes with attempting to stop this kind of dependency independently is challenging, at best.  The physical suffering of symptoms peaks within 1 to 3 days, but the overall withdrawal process can last up to a week.  Due to the severity of symptoms that comes from withdrawals, many people relapse. This leads to a vicious, extremely harmful cycle on the body and mind.  Heroin users feel powerless and hopeless. This increases the risk of an overdose if they fail to seek out the help of an established medical detox program.

This year, the National Safety Council partnered with The Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Health Care to combat the heroin crisis within the United States.  Professionals from all society areas believe an effective medical heroin detox treatment option can significantly lower the chances of heroin addiction. Successful heroin treatment eliminates thousands of deaths yearly.

By choosing the Waismann Method protocol, patients can substantially alleviate the horrific withdrawal symptoms, which often leads to a successful detox outcome.  Unfortunately, while medically-assisted detox is exceptionally beneficial, multiple heroin users lack the skills and access to support to stay heroin-free.  Healthcare providers often recommend a course of individual therapy following successful heroin detoxification.

Heroin Addiction Treatment Options

A successful heroin detox treatment program requires the heroin user to take that first step. This is admitting there is a problem.  It involves physically withdrawing from the drug and having the determination to refrain from relapsing.  This is known as heroin detoxification.  Today, more complementary, patient-focused medical options have made heroin detox safer, shorter and more comfortable than traditional past options.  When deciding to enter a treatment program, you want to be assured of your privacy, safety and personal comfort.  It is essential to keep in mind that heroin dependence is a medical condition. It requires appropriate medical care in order to break free from the cycle of drug dependency.

The key factors to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a drug treatment center should be:

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  • Reputation
  • Years in Business
  • Medical Assistance & Additional Resources Available
  • Facility Accreditation
  • Medical Staff Credential and Experience
  • Individualized Treatment Options
  • Recovery Care
  • Privacy
  • Success History

Waismann Method® Heroin Addiction Treatment

The safest, most efficient and comprehensive program you will find.

Medically Assisted Rapid Detox for Heroin Abuse

The Waismann Method Rapid Heroin Detox Treatment has a nearly 100% success rate. Rapid Detox allows people struggling with heroin addiction to complete detoxification.  In a hospital, doctors can use the latest medical techniques based on each patient’s specific needs. Furthermore, physicians can control withdrawal symptoms while managing vital or other health issues by being in a medical facility.

Many consider the Waismann Method® the best heroin treatment detox program in the country.  The team has a tremendous amount of compassion and respect for all patients who enter the program.

“As specialized medical professionals, we recognize the difficulty associated with heroin addiction and combatting this on one’s own.  Our goal is not to place a societal stigma upon a patient but rather to provide our patients with a treatment experience that is pleasant, safe, dignified, and, most importantly—successful! ”

Detox treatment begins in a private, accredited hospital where patients receive a private room for a comprehensive physical examination.  This privacy allows for the most effective and comfortable detoxification options to be followed. Treatment is based on individual patients’ assessment and physical needs.  We operate in a full-service hospital, which allows us to consult with a variety of medical specialists.  Being in a private hospital will enable patients access to multiple medical resources.

Heroin dependence is treated as a physiological condition that requires advanced medical care.  Our staff treats patients suffering from heroin abuse the same way they would another patient with a different medical condition.  We also provide an exclusive recovery center and extended after-care options to ensure a successful recovery from beginning to end.

Addiction and Abuse Treatment

To ensure the recovery process is successful, understanding what led the individual to a heroin dependency is critical.  We have found that substance abuse typically stems from broader issues within a patient’s life. It requires a careful and individual assessment to identify and solve these core issues.  We believe this to be the best manner to lay the foundation patients need to proceed with a healthy and productive life, free from any form of drug abuse.

“We often see patients who are highly sensitive and have become addicted to heroin because it serves as a self-medicating tool.  They often cope with the emotional distress of depression, anxiety, OCD, and traumatic events.”

What makes the Waismann Method unique and successful lies in how we approach a drug dependency.  We don’t focus purely on the addiction. Instead, we treat the patient—the individual.  With empathy and understanding for our patients, relapse is less likely, and self-esteem blossoms along the road to recovery.

For post-detox care,  we created our addiction treatment center, Domus Retreat. Domus is a specialized recovery center focused on patient-centered care.  A team of highly skilled professionals allows clients to discover and learn. Patients learn more about their bodies, feelings, and how to create a nurturing, healing process.  Our professional staff helps people find forgiveness within themselves in a compassionate and understanding manner. We work to provide the confidence and tools necessary for each client to live a productive and heroin-free life for the future!

Waismann Method® Heroin Addiction Treatment

The safest, most efficient and comprehensive program you will find.

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Here are some of the benefits exclusively offered to our patients:
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  • Full–service accredited JCAHO hospital.
  • Private room
  • Access to various medical specialists and experts
  • Quadruple Board-Certified Medical Director
  • Multiple options for medical withdrawal symptoms treatment based on patients’ individual needs
  • 5 to 10 days all-inclusive programs, including hospital and our private recovery center.
  • Integrative recovery therapies.
  • Multiple heroin abuse treatment options.

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