Heroin is one of the most commonly used substances in the United States. Like other opioids, this substance is highly addictive and can have severe health effects. However, this addiction is treatable with the right treatment programs. When you reach out to our heroin addiction treatment program, you’ll receive the tools and support you need to put your heroin addiction in the past. You don’t have to let heroin addiction take over your life. Reach out to Bonfire Behavioral Health today by calling 603.617.4815 or using our convenient online form to learn more about our exceptional heroin and substance abuse addiction treatment programs.
Do I Need a Heroin Addiction Treatment Program?
Heroin is an opioid. Like other opioids, it is made from the opium poppy plant. Also, like other opioids, when you take this substance, it binds to the opioid receptors in your brain, releasing a flood of dopamine. Dopamine is the chemical in your brain that is responsible for feelings of pleasure and euphoria. As you continue to use heroin, the brain forgets how to produce dopamine on its own. Your brain becomes dependent on this substance, which means that it believes it needs heroin to function. However, you will also become tolerant of the drug, meaning that you require higher doses to get the same effect.
Tolerance and dependency is only part of the long-term health effects that long-term heroin use causes. Heroin causes a range of adverse health effects, including:
- Shrinkage of the white matter in your brain, which reduces your ability to regulate your behavior or make rational decisions
- Sedation of the respiratory system, causing your breathing to be much slower than usual and can ultimately cause you to stop breathing altogether
- Damage to the arteries and veins, causing infections, abscesses, or death
- Constipation and bloating due to food and water moving sluggishly
The long-term consequences of heroin abuse can encompass your entire body, causing severe problems for your mental and physical health. Fortunately, with the help of a heroin addiction treatment program, such as the one at Bonfire Behavioral Health, it is possible to address these issues. With the right support and care, you can live a healthier life. However, before you can get treatment, you have to reach out to our addiction treatment program first.
What Can You Expect at a Heroin Addiction Treatment Program?
It isn’t going to be easy to recover from a heroin addiction. Heroin withdrawal can be challenging, and, without the support of medical experts, you may find yourself relapsing. However, when you reach out to the experts at Bonfire Behavioral Health, you’ll find the care and assistance you need. Our first step will be to provide an intake assessment. During this assessment, we’ll work to understand your medical and physical history as well as the factors behind your heroin use. Simultaneously, we’ll determine whether there are any underlying mental health issues that are fueling your addiction. If there are, we may recommend dual diagnosis treatment. Once we understand your issues, we’ll develop a treatment plan that we will customize to your unique needs.
At Bonfire Behavioral Health, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive treatment program that can meet you at whatever stage of recovery you’re in when you come to us. Our treatment options include:
- Residential addiction treatment
- Partial hospitalization programs (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient treatment programs (IOP)
- Outpatient treatment programs
- Sober living home
- Transitional living program
Please don’t let another day go by without learning about treatment options that can help you thrive.
Call Bonfire Behavioral Health
Heroin addiction has ruled your life for far too long. Fortunately, with the help of our treatment programs, you can start life anew. Call Bonfire Behavioral Health today at 603.617.4815 to learn more about our heroin addiction treatment program.