Heroin Rehab

The Good Life Treatment Center is here to help you recover from heroin addiction and begin your journey toward clean and sober living.

Heroin Addiction Treatment in North Palm Beach

Comprehensive Rehab Programs and Therapy Options

Heroin is arguably the most addicting and damaging drug that exists today. With just one use, a person who uses heroin can quickly find themselves dangerously dependent on the drug. Although most people who are addicted to heroin understand the risks of continued use, it is very difficult to stop use without the help of a trained professional.

Our luxurious heroin rehab facility in North Palm Beach offers effective treatment options in a beautiful, relaxing environment.

We provide free consultations for people who are seeking treatment. To learn more about our services, call (561) 250-8552 or complete our contact form.

What Is Heroin?

Heroin is an extremely addictive opioid drug made from morphine, a naturally-occurring substance derived from opium poppy plants. Heroin comes in many forms, but it is most commonly a white or brown powder or a black sticky substance known as "black tar" heroin. Heroin can be injected, snorted, or smoked, resulting in intense feelings of euphoria.

Because of its highly addictive qualities, using heroin carries a high risk of overdose and death. According to the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, roughly 691,000 people in the United States struggle with heroin use disorder. More than 14,000 people die of heroin-related overdose deaths per year.

Signs of Heroin Abuse

heroin syringes and a spoon on a wood tableIf you believe your loved one is struggling with heroin use, it is imperative to get them help right away. Heroin users often appear sluggish and unaware of what is going on around them.

Heroin use may also be exhibited by more obvious signs like the presence of paraphernalia, such as needles, baggies, and other items.

The appearance of “track marks” are another major indicator of heroin use. When a person uses heroin intravenously (e.g. “shooting” heroin), the use of needles can create marks and scars on the skin. Track marks will most often appear near veins, such as on the arms, but can be present on any part of the body.

Other common signs of heroin abuse include:

  • Physical Signs:
    • Slurred speech
    • Constricted (small) pupils
    • Weight loss
    • Drowsiness or nodding off at unusual times
    • Changes in hygiene or neglect of physical appearance
    • Runny nose or frequent sniffing (if snorting heroin)
    • Scabs or bruises from picking at the skin (due to itching caused by heroin use)
  • Behavioral Signs:
    • Sudden changes in social circles or withdrawal from family and friends
    • Lying or being secretive about whereabouts
    • Engaging in risky behaviors to obtain heroin or money for it
    • Neglecting responsibilities at work, school, or home
    • Mood swings or erratic behavior
    • Increased isolation and withdrawal from activities once enjoyed
  • Psychological Signs:
    • Intense euphoria followed by periods of severe depression
    • Cravings for the drug
    • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
    • Anxiety or paranoia
    • Mental confusion or foggy thinking
  • Physical Health Problems:
    • Respiratory issues
    • Gastrointestinal problems
    • Cardiovascular complications
    • Hepatitis or HIV/AIDS (if sharing needles)
  • Tolerance and Withdrawal:
    • Developing a tolerance, needing higher doses to achieve the same effects
    • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using heroin, such as nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, sweating, and anxiety

Heroin abuse is a serious issue that requires professional intervention and support for individuals to overcome its physical and psychological effects. Treatment often involves a combination of therapy, medication, and support groups to help manage withdrawal symptoms and address the underlying reasons for substance abuse.

Short and Long-Term Effects of Heroin Use

Heroin is a deadly drug. The highly addictive characteristics of the drug lead to increased tolerance, and therefore a greater need for higher amounts of the drug. As a person uses more heroin over time, the damage to their body and mental wellness increases.

In the short term, heroin use can lead to issues such as nausea and vomiting, slowed breathing and heart rate, and itching.

The following are other common short-term effects:

  • Rush or Euphoria: Heroin use leads to an intense rush or euphoric sensation that occurs quickly after administration. This rush is often described as a surge of pleasure and warmth spreading throughout the body.
  • Pain Relief: Heroin is an opioid and, like other opioids, it can provide significant pain relief. This effect is one reason why some individuals initially turn to heroin.
  • Drowsiness and Sedation: Heroin causes a profound sense of relaxation and drowsiness. Users may feel extremely sedated or “nod off” shortly after using.
  • Mental Clouding: Users might experience mental fogginess, confusion, or have trouble focusing or making decisions.
  • Dry Mouth and Flushed Skin: Heroin use can cause dryness in the mouth and lead to flushed or warm skin.
  • Constricted Pupils: One of the hallmark signs of heroin use is pinpoint pupils (constricted or very small pupils).

Because heroin is so deadly, many users do not survive long enough to experience the long-term effects. However, in some cases, the long-term use of heroin can lead to severe damage of the brain and other organs.

The long-term effects of heroin use include permanent changes to the structure and functionality of the brain. Beyond the addiction and dependence that the drug causes, use can also contribute to issues such as a weakened immune system, respiratory issues, and full or partial paralysis.

Here are some of the potential long-term effects:

  • Addiction and Tolerance: Continued heroin use leads to tolerance, requiring higher doses to achieve the same effects. This often results in addiction, where the individual becomes physically and psychologically dependent on the drug.
  • Physical Health Issues: Chronic heroin use can lead to numerous health problems, including:
    • Respiratory Issues: Such as breathing difficulties, lung complications, and increased risk of pneumonia.
    • Gastrointestinal Problems: Heroin abuse can cause constipation and other digestive issues.
    • Cardiovascular Complications: Long-term use may contribute to heart problems, including infections of the heart lining and valves.
    • Increased Risk of Infectious Diseases: Sharing needles can lead to the transmission of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
  • Mental Health Effects: Prolonged heroin use can significantly impact mental health, leading to:
    • Depression and Anxiety: Chronic use often contributes to mood disorders.
    • Cognitive Impairment: Long-term heroin abuse can impair memory, decision-making abilities, and overall cognitive function.
  • Social and Behavioral Consequences: Heroin addiction can lead to strained relationships, loss of employment, financial difficulties, and involvement in illegal activities to fund the addiction.
  • Overdose: The risk of overdose increases with long-term use as tolerance develops, and individuals may take larger doses to achieve the desired effects. Heroin overdose can be fatal due to respiratory depression or other complications.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Long-term users experience severe withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop using heroin, including intense cravings, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anxiety, and insomnia.

Our Heroin Addiction Treatment Options

Stopping heroin use is extremely difficult. People who attempt to stop their use of the drug almost always experience severe withdrawal symptoms, which may include nausea and vomiting, fever, cramps, cold sweats, chills, and insomnia. In severe cases, heroin withdrawal can be life-threatening.

If you or someone you love has developed a dependency on or addiction to heroin, you should not attempt to quit without professional assistance. Our team can recommend a detox facility where you or your loved one will receive 24-hour supervision and care before beginning our North Palm Beach heroin treatment program.

Our heroin addiction treatment options span a wide variety of methods. From therapy, to medical treatment, to holistic healing methods, we will customize your treatment plan to address your individual needs.

We offer addiction treatment programs such as:

Within any of these programs, you may participate in therapy methods including:

Attending addiction rehab is traditionally a frightening and overwhelming experience. At The Good Life, we stand apart by making the treatment process as simple and enjoyable as possible. From wellness activities to workshops and life skills development courses, our programs aim to help you engage with others and equip you with the tools you need to build a life free of addictive substances.

Our founders and many of our staff are in long-term recovery too and understand exactly what you are going through. We've seen countless lives changed, families restored, and hearts mended as a result of treatment.

Get Started on Your Recovery Today

During a free consultation with our team, you can learn more about our treatment options and how we can help in your unique situation. We offer an intimate environment where there is always someone who is available to help you.

We are here to guide you toward recovery and support you during every step. Send us a message or call (561) 250-8552 to schedule a free consultation and discuss your treatment needs with our team.

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