Despite the increase in awareness and education about opiates, heroin addiction is still rising in the United States. Genetics plays a role in who will become addicted, but that is not the only factor putting Americans at risk. As long as people continue to suffer from trauma, poverty, isolation, and violence, they will be vulnerable to addiction. Our heroin addiction treatment programs offer solutions for those who live in Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.
If you feel it’s time to get answers or help for your addiction or that of a loved one, call Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC) today at 844.442.8673 or use our online form to reach out.
Why Seek Professional Heroin Addiction Treatment?
Chronic drug use resulting from untreated addiction leads to a significant list of side effects, including:
- Cardiac issues
- Respiratory infections
- Potential blood-born disorder
Professional treatment for addiction to a drug as unpredictable and potentially deadly as heroin helps people within a safe setting and improves long-term outcomes. The addiction cannot be cured, but it can be managed throughout life. Professional rehab gives you a leg up on achieving that successful long-term management of your addiction.
The range of benefits includes:
Medically Supervised Detox
Detox is when your body eliminates heroin and purges all remnants of the drug. This withdrawal from heroin must take place before a treatment center can address psychological dependence. Inpatient detox, during which you are monitored closely by doctors, helps with the worst of the side-effects of withdrawal through the administration of medications. It also increases the odds that the remainder of your rehab experience will succeed.
A Trigger-Free Setting
When you are undergoing professional rehab for heroin addiction, you remove yourself from the things in your life that once triggered your drug use. Even if you choose an outpatient heroin treatment program, you are spending hours every day in a safe place, away from distractions and reminders. Inpatient treatment offers a 24-hour-a-day safe place for recovery to begin.
Focus on the Task at Hand
You don’t have to figure out on your own how you will manage sobriety. You will have a team of professionals on hand to help. They will create a plan with and for you that outlines the next steps, using treatment such as:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Individual therapy
These treatments help you practice the skills that will support your recovery and provide you with education and wisdom.
Treatment of Underlying Issues
Whether you have a co-occurring mental health issue or not, there are invariably factors at play in your addiction. As a result, it would be tough to uncover and successfully address without the support of professional therapists and doctors. If you do have a diagnosable mental health condition, you are in the right place. Our dual diagnosis treatment program can provide treatment for those who are suffering from addiction and mental health issues.
Work With Other People Battling Addiction
The support of peers is a fundamental piece of the professional rehab environment. The other people undergoing treatment beside you participate in a formal group therapy setting and the social fabric of the program while you are enrolled. There has been a lot of research about the benefits of peer support in addiction recovery. We offer a 12-step program and group therapy under the guiding hand of a counselor.
Learn More About Heroin Addiction Treatment at PAATC
We hope you will take the first step soon to receive professional treatment for heroin addiction before lasting damage to your body occurs. Regardless of when you reach out, it is never too late. The staff at the PAATC heroin addiction treatment center are ready to talk to you. Just use our online form to contact us or call 844.442.8673.