Heroin addiction has the ability to destroy families and entire communities. It’s one of the most devastating addictions for two reasons. First, heroin’s properties create a euphoric experience in the early stages of abuse, making it tough to convince someone that it’s incredibly dangerous. Second, it’s very difficult to get heroin users to admit an addiction.
The Dangers of Heroin
The first time someone uses heroin, they feel an incredible euphoric rush. The temptation to use again arrives almost immediately, and by the second hit, the addictive properties start to take hold. Within two weeks of regular use, users find themselves needing larger doses to replicate their initial feeling. Continually seeking that initial euphoria creates complete chaos in the user’s life.
Heroin addiction symptoms cause physical damage to the body and incite antisocial behavior on a personal level. At it’s worst, the escalating need for the drug creates the real possibility of an overdose. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, almost 19,000 people died from a heroin overdose in 2014. Heroin use adversely affects the lives of thousands of users and loved ones alike.
Getting Help for Heroin Users
As long as heroin users are in denial about their addiction, convincing them to seek help will be a challenge. It puts a loved one in a difficult situation. However, presenting treatment in a positive light will at least help your loved one consider professional addiction help.
Therapies For Heroin Users
Treating heroin users requires a variety of therapies. At Serenity Lodge, we have a number of therapies and programs to treat heroin users. Whichever method you’d like to use to get clean, we’re here to help you. At Serenity Lodge, we offer both evidence-based and holistic treatments, centered on getting you sober.
Some patients prefer behavioral therapies, an evidence-based method centered on retraining the brain. A therapist helps you and other heroin users overcome the behavioral triggers of heroin addiction.
Other patients prefer holistic methods, including meditation, expressive arts, and massage. Instead of centering on traditional therapy, holistic methods help heroin users through experiences. Meditation calms the mind and art allows for expressing buried emotions, along with the holistic value of creativity.
Addiction treatment therapies offered to heroin users at Serenity Lodge include, but aren’t limited to:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Relapse Prevention
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Experiential Therapy
- Family Support Program
- Group Therapy Program
The Best Treatment Option
To make the treatment process more attractive to reluctant Clients, quality drug treatment programs offer a larger variety of treatment options and amenities. Located in beautiful Lake Arrowhead, California, Serenity Lodge offers comprehensive addiction treatment for men in a serene, amenity-rich environment. Males can recover in a secluded, peaceful atmosphere, far away from crippling local triggers.
At Serenity Lodge, we base our therapeutic modalities around spirituality and the 12-Steps. By adding holistic treatment options like massage and meditation therapy, Clients will soon realize their whole minds, bodies and souls are getting a tune-up. Clients are also free to enjoy amenities such as:
- Spacious room accommodations
- 1500 sq, ft. workout facility
- Golf and racquetball
- Sauna and spa
If you or a loved one are a male heroin user looking to end your addiction, our programs can change your life. Call Serenity Lodge today at 866.379.4365.