The opioid crisis continues to take thousands of lives each year in the United States. Opioids are either derived from or chemically similar to compounds found in opium poppies. Government and public health officials, along with community-based organizations, friends, and family members, continue their work to find effective ways to combat this crisis. The CDC also helps support states through funding, education, and resources that help prevent opioid-use disorder, ensuring patients have access to safer treatment. Opioids like heroin or fentanyl are highly addictive and have the potential to cause overdose or death. As the death toll rises and overdoses on opioids become more frequent, it is urgent to address this crisis by raising awareness through education.
At Bayview Recovery, we offer heroin addiction treatment and opioid drug rehab programs to focus on the specifics of an opioid or heroin addiction instead of generalizing addictions together. No path to recovery is the same. Therefore a program created with you in mind can significantly maximize chances of lifelong sobriety. We believe recovery is possible! Better lives begin at Bayview Recovery through our programs and continued support after rehab. If you or a loved one is struggling with a heroin or opioid addiction, there is no need to continue handling it on your own. Call one of our addiction specialists today at 855.478.3650 to begin receiving the help you need.
Signs of Heroin Use
Based upon frequency and amounts used, typical signs of heroin use may vary from user to user. The user’s level of dependency on the drug is another factor causing a variation in symptoms. Some common signs of heroin use may include:
- Extreme itching
- “Nodding off” (losing consciousness in waking hours)
- Constricted pupils
- Lack of motivation
- Visible injection sites
- Possession of drug paraphernalia such as syringes or spoons
- Slurred speech
- Mood swings
- Failure to fulfill responsibilities
- Extreme physical withdrawal symptoms
- Frequent sleeping
Addiction treatment experts suggest that the best way to recover from heroin addiction is through medically-assisted treatment programs like the one we offer at Bayview Recovery. Behavioral treatment programs are another effective avenue of treating heroin addiction. Behavioral treatment programs can help show what has led you to abuse heroin and implement new coping strategies that you can use to prevent relapse. Being involved in a program or combination of programs that we create with you in mind can be the difference between a potential relapse and lifelong recovery. Bayview Recovery is proud to offer the gold standard of treatment plans, programs, and options for anyone ready to take their life back from addiction.
Physical Effects of Heroin
Heroin can be deadly in numerous ways that it harms the body. Chronic users of heroin can develop health problems, including:
- Collapsed veins
- Liver disease
- Skin infections
- Kidney disease
- Severe withdrawal symptoms
Withdrawal symptoms can occur within hours after the last use of heroin. However, it can be a daunting aspect of addiction which is what drives users to keep using. Heroin can cause life-threatening health conditions, so it’s important to get medically assisted help to stop the vicious cycle.
Learn More at Bayview Recovery
At Bayview Recovery, we offer many different treatment modalities, such as our partial hospitalization program (PHP). A PHP provides medical attention to those who require it when taking the first steps towards recovery. Our programs offer medical support, individual counseling sessions with therapists, and recovery planning. Furthermore, our comprehensive approach decreases the risk of relapse and increases the chance of lifelong recovery. We provide our clients exceptional care and the tools necessary to be successful in treatment. To learn more about the care and services we offer, call one of our compassionate staff members today at 855.478.3650.