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Does Rehab Work for Heroin Addicts?

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There is life on the other side of addiction—and it’s available for everyone.

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There’s a very good reason why so many people view the fight against addiction as an uphill battle. It’s because most people go into the fight without the proper weapons.

Everyone’s heard of a friend or family member who decided to quit, went to a one-week detox and then—bam—was using heroin again.

The thing is detox isn’t the same as a proper rehab—not even close. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states very clearly what constitutes effective treatment and we’ll get to that in a minute.

The big question is whether you can get over your heroin addiction. Here’s how the National Institute on Drug Abuse answers that question:

“According to research that tracks individuals in treatment over extended periods, most people who get into and remain in treatment stop using drugs, decrease their criminal activity, and improve their occupational, social, and psychological functioning.”

That’s a fancy way of saying they get clean, find good work, feel better and improve their relationships with friends and family.

And you can too.

The Benefits of 90-day Inpatient Heroin Rehab

The big mistake that people make is thinking that recovery is purely physical—just a question of detoxing and getting the drug out of your system.

The reality is that heroin changes the way your brain is wired. When you first stop using, it’ll be difficult to feel happy and motivated. Your brain will recover, but it usually takes about two months until most people feel they’ve turned that corner.

During that critical time period, you’ll want to have 24-hour access to a team of professionals who can help you make it through. Not be sitting at home feeling miserable and alone.

It’s also a fact that many people battling addiction are suffering from at least one other co-occurring condition, such as depression, anxiety or attention deficit disorder. In fact, people with mood or anxiety disorders are about twice as likely to become addicted to drugs or alcohol, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

In order to get better, you’ll need to face both heroin addiction and any co-occurring condition you may have. And that takes time. There simply are no shortcuts.

Heroin Rehab Center Near Me

At The Raleigh House, our first goal is to make you feel safe and comfortable. You’re then assigned your own master’s level therapist who will work with you to come up with a plan for rehab—and to rebuild your life.

One-on-one and group therapy sessions will help you heal emotionally and address any issue like depression or anxiety, while chef-prepared meals and activities like yoga and boxing help heal your body. Meanwhile, you’ll be staying in a clean and cozy setting that feels like home, with staff that treats you like family.

Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about the heroin addiction treatment program at The Raleigh House.

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