Heroin Addiction Treatment, Signs, Symptoms and Indicators
Yellowstone Recovery has been helping men and women who struggle with heroin addiction and other opiate addiction for 17 years.
Our experienced staff will help you stabilize through the process of detoxification. We provide clients with a medication assisted detox to help ease the withdrawal symptoms and help them detox in the safest way possible.
After clients detox our program provides residential treatment to help teach our clients about the disease of addiction and how to develop life skills needed to sustain recovery. Our certified counselors will help clients develop a relapse prevention plan and coping skills for triggers that they experience in daily life. Residential treatment is tiered to give clients an intensive program for the first 30 days and then time to go out into our local area to find a get well job to begin being self-supporting. Each night they will come home and attend a recovery meeting with their house and are able to make time to meet with a counselor to process new triggers they experience when they are off campus.
When a client completes treatment in a residential setting and have begun working they are eligible to enter sober living and to begin attending outpatient treatment in the evening. This provides a supportive, safe and sober living environment to return to each night. Outpatient treatment gives clients a forum in which they can process their days with staff and other clients who are in the same stage of their recovery.
If you think you or a loved one may have a problem with heroin addiction or other opiate addiction we can help!
If you are unsure here are a couple signs that you may struggle with heroin addiction:
- You are no longer showing up on time for important appointments such as work, school or family meals.
- You put yourself in high risk situations on a regular basis for example you regularly drive under the influence or are having unprotected sex.
- You have started having run-ins with local law enforcement because of your conduct in public or other behaviors related to substance use such as theft or reckless driving.
- Relationships are falling apart around you, because you are no longer making social events your family, employer and old friends no longer trust you and make the decision not to be around you when you do finally show up.
Some biological and psychological symptoms you may be experiencing that indicate heroin addiction:
- An increase tolerance to substances that you use, in other words the need to increase the amount you use each time in order to get the desired effect.
- A fear of withdrawing that causes you to continue using so you do not take the chance of experiencing the symptoms.
- A loss of control over when, how, the amounts and types of substance you are using.
- A change of what is important in your life from things that you used to enjoy before drugs to a life centered on obtaining and using drugs.
- An awareness that the substance you are using are causing physical and psychological problems along with an inability to stop no matter how much you want to or try to.
If think a loved one may be using and are unsure some indicators of heroin addiction can be:
- “pinned” pupils
- Bloodshot eyes
- A shift in sleep – sleeping far more at irregular times
- A reduce appetite
- A significant and drastic change in a person’s body and grooming habits
- Odd smells coming from the body which are generally secretions of the substances though the individual’s pores.
- Lack of coordination
- A change in speech pattern – faster, slower, more or less
- Constant shaking or movement of arms, legs or in severe cases the entire body
- Regular need to borrow money or money disappearing
- Participating in secretive or “sketchy” behavior with people you have never met before
- Dramatic shifts in mood
- Lack of motivation or hyperactivity
If you feel that any of the above apply to you or a loved one and you think it is time to get help call today and speak with one of our intake coordinators to see if Yellowstone Recovery is the program for you.