If you have discovered your family member or another close loved one uses heroin, you may be filled with worry, fear and confusion. You probably have a lot of questions swimming around inside.
It’s no secret that heroin is a highly addictive substance. It carries an alarmingly high risk of overdose and death. Here at Reflections Recovery Center, we know addiction doesn’t only affect the one using heroin, but also their loved ones. There is a way out. And we can help.
What You Can Do to Help a Loved One Who Is Addicted Heroin
Your loved one already has one critical component in their favor – family support. Begin with an intervention to help them realize the importance of getting treatment right away. If they cannot admit they need help with heroin, contact us today and we can connect you with a professional interventionist.
Once your family member can admit he has a problem, he has taken the first step toward recovery.
Successful recovery from heroin addiction is possible with the proper services. Reflections Recovery Center can provide you with several resources to help in the initial phases of getting your loved one into treatment, and we will be by your side throughout the treatment process.
When your loved one enters treatment with us, we assign you a Family Communication Specialist who works solely to maintain, repair or improve relationships between the client, their family and therapists. Our specialist will provide you progress updates and be available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A family’s love and encouragement can provide a wonderful supportive network that is so valuable for anyone struggling with drug abuse. And we want to involve you in achieving a successful recovery.
What the Treatment Program for Heroin Looks Like
Heroin is a powerful drug, so the withdrawal symptoms can sometimes be severe, even life-threatening. There’s no way to know for sure how extreme withdrawal symptoms will be until it happens, which is why we recommend to never attempt withdrawal alone. Medical supervision during detox is important to ensure the safety of your loved one.
We offer medically assisted detox, where physicians are on hand to keep an eye on vital signs, administer medication if intense withdrawal symptoms occur, and help make the transition to sobriety as comfortable as possible for the client.
Because each person reacts differently to going off of heroin, the detoxification process will be customized to the unique needs of each client. We also make non-medical therapies available to clients as they go through detoxification and recovery.
From the moment of detoxification on, we begin nourishing our clients with nutritional meals and supplements. Substance abuse frequently leads to malnutrition, and we prioritize healing the physical needs of our clients from day one. We have a licensed naturopathic physician on staff who provides a physical exam to all new clients. Not all rehab centers can offer this service.
Beyond Physical Healing
We believe in treating the whole person. Healing is needed in many ways, and recovery is found through nurturing the mind, body and spirit simultaneously. That is why we provide a holistic treatment approach that combines traditional clinical treatment with proven alternative therapies that complement evidenced-based therapies.
Your loved one is unique and their path to recovery will be unique to them. We make sure each of our clients receives an individualized treatment plan to accommodate their needs.
Quick Action Brings Hope for Loved Ones Addicted to Heroin
As dangerous as heroin is, yes, there is still hope with the right treatment. Addiction to heroin is a serious life-threatening condition. But getting the right help quickly can save your loved one’s life.
You have not lost them forever. You can stop the suffering. But you need to act now.