Through a number of our clinics based throughout the UK, we can provide effective heroin rehab treatment to help combat your dependency to the drug through specially designed therapy sessions, counselling and medically assisted detoxification programmes.
Heroin is an opiate drug, which means it’s made from poppies. Opiates such as morphine are often prescribed to treat pain or insomnia, but they can be very addictive, and those who can no longer obtain these drugs may become addicted to heroin as a replacement. While heroin can cause pleasurable feelings in the short term, these soon wear off, and the person with the addiction will need to use increasing amounts to get the same effects. Doing this poses risks to your mental and physical health, so it’s important to consider going through heroin rehab to get you out of these negative behaviour cycles.
It can be difficult to get help if you’re addicted to heroin, and if you decide to go to heroin rehab, the last thing you want is a long wait for treatment. That’s why the Rehab Clinics Group offer quick admission to our clinics in the UK and Spain, so you can ensure your addiction doesn’t get worse.
The Rehab Clinics Group offer high-quality treatment facilities that create a pleasant backdrop for undergoing heroin rehab. We understand the impact that heroin can have on your life, from your health to your relationships, so we offer a wide range of treatment options that give you the best chance of staying off drugs. We usually recommend a 28-day treatment programme, where you’ll go through intensive behavioural therapies both as an individual and in a group, healing with others who are addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Signs of heroin addiction
You may be looking for drug addiction treatment because you’ve reached your rock bottom. It might be that taking the drug has caused you problems at work, legal issues, or destroyed your relationships. Many people who take heroin find themselves getting into debt or having to do unpleasant things to get hold of the drug. If you’re sick of living like this, then it might be time to consider drug rehab.
There are many signs that you might have an addiction to heroin. It may have caused a health problem such as damage to your lungs, kidneys or liver, or you may be suffering worsening mental health, perhaps going through periods of deep depression or anxiety.
Because of the pain-relieving qualities of heroin, you may be suffering from health problems and not know about them initially. However, you can’t mask the signs of heroin use forever. Loved ones may notice that you’ve lost weight or seem anxious and agitated. They may notice symptoms such as a shortness of breath, mood swings or visible scars or scabs where you’ve injected the drug. We are often contacted by people who are worried about a loved one and want to help them get into a treatment center. In these cases, we can advise on options such as an intervention to get their loved one to consider treatment.
The first stage of heroin rehab is to go through a detox. It’s impossible to overcome an addiction while the drug is in your body, and there’s no such thing as casual heroin use, so we’ll help you get through withdrawal. Most people are anxious about coping with the withdrawal symptoms, which are often described as being a lot like the flu, but if you stay with us your detox can be medically assisted to help you over the worst of it. Some people who come to us also have an alcohol addiction or other issue they need help with, so we can help you detox from more than one substance if needed.
Detox can vary in length from just over a week to a few weeks, which will depend on how much and how long you’ve taken heroin. No matter how long your detox, you can be sure of a high quality of care, with support around the clock from our experienced team.
Going through heroin rehab
The Rehab Clinics Group offers a number of places to undergo drug rehab both in Spain and the UK. We follow guidelines from organisations such as the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and provide a tailored treatment plan to everyone who stays with us for rehab. You’ll go through a full assessment when you arrive, which allows us to identify the best treatment services to suit your needs. Many people who come to us for heroin rehab have a dual diagnosis, which means they also have a mental health condition, eating disorder, or other addiction, so may need extra support, which we can ensure you receive.
An advantage of inpatient rehab is that you can undergo intensive therapy from our team of experts. This helps you identify the reasons why you took heroin, why you became addicted, and what your triggers are. This can help you stay away from drugs in the long term and avoid a relapse in future. We also run lots of support groups where you can talk to your fellow patients. Run by trained counsellors, they’re an excellent way to share your experience with others going through the same thing.
Choosing a clinic
The Rehab Clinics Group has clinics in the UK and Spain, so you have a choice of locations in which to go through heroin rehab. You can choose a place that’s close to home, but we often recommend you travel a bit further away to help you get some distance from your everyday life. Our clinics are designed to be as homely and welcoming as possible, so you don’t have to feel like you’re in a hospital or feel confined. Depending on where you stay, there are a host of facilities to ensure you’re comfortable, and they are set in peaceful locations close to the beach or countryside so they feel like a pleasant break.