Watching a loved one struggle with heroin addiction is a painful experience. At times, the spectator feels helpless as they watch a relative or friend disintegrate physically and mentally. Unfortunately, people on heroin are often reluctant to admit an addiction.
The Serious Nature of Heroin Addiction
Like all other substance addictions, long-term heroin use leads to dangerous consequences… including death. In 2014, almost 19,000 people died for exactly this reason. These fatal heroin overdoses leave family and friends to cope with tragic losses that could have been prevented.
How to Deal With People on Heroin
People on heroin are hardly ever in their right mind. If your loved one is using, he’s most likely doing everything in his power to hide it. Obviously, you don’t want to just stand by and watch your loved one’s self-destructive behavior. Unfortunately, heroin users often don’t admit a problem until it’s too late. Sometimes, interventions work, but just as often, they result in dismissal and ultimately distrust.
The best way to show your concern might be offering attractive treatment options, so that when your loved one is ready, he’ll know where to go.
Therapies For People On Heroin
Treating people on heroin requires various types of treatment. At Serenity Lodge, we have a number of therapies and programs to treat people on heroin. At Serenity Lodge, we offer both evidence-based and holistic treatments, centered on recovery.
After going through medical detox and heroin withdrawal, the next step for people on heroin is therapy. Therapy builds on physical sobriety by helping people on heroin achieve psychological sobriety.
Some patients prefer behavioral therapies, an evidence-based method centered on retraining the brain. A therapist assists people on heroin in overcoming 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 people on heroin through positive experiences. Meditation calms the mind and art allows for expressing buried emotions, along with the holistic value of creativity.
Group and Family Support allow the individual to process recovery with the help of others. Group therapy brings people on heroin together as peers in recovery, working with a therapist on their shared goals. Family support involves the loved ones affected by and implicated in addiction. By healing the family dynamic, therapists heal people on heroin.
Addiction treatment therapies offered to people on heroin 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
About Serenity Lodge
Serenity Lodge is an amenity-rich, 22-acre treatment facility in Lake Arrowhead, California. We design our programs to help men get treatment grounded in spirituality and the 12-steps. While our counselors employ traditional treatment modalities involving therapy and counseling, we also provide holistic programs to heal the mind, body and spirit.
We also offer our Clients wonderful amenities, including:
- Professional recording studio
- Movie theater
- Meditation classes
- Nutritional prepared meals classes
- 1,500 sq. ft. fitness center
If your loved one is struggling with a heroin addiction, addressing his heroin addiction symptoms with professional treatment should be your top priority. Call Serenity Lodge today at 866.379.4365 and help him start his recovery journey.