Heroin Addiction Rehab at Passages Malibu

Heroin addiction rehab at Passages Malibu includes a medically-supervised detox from heroin followed by the best holistic treatments available for heroin addiction. Rehab for heroin is much easier when you are surrounded by all luxurious amenities and have a team of leading addiction specialists keeping your discomfort levels as low as possible at all times.

Heroin withdrawal can be dangerous and even deadly if the client is not supervised by medical professionals at a heroin addiction rehab center. Call (888) 566-9165 to learn how Passages Malibu is prepared to help you or someone you love to heal from the short and long-term effects of heroin as well as heroin withdrawal.

What Makes Heroin Addictive?

Heroin has a powerful impact on the areas of the brain that control rewarding feelings and emotions. These “pleasure centers” soon become overworked and exhausted by heroin use to the point where heroin becomes the only substance powerful enough to stimulate them anymore. This is why an addiction to heroin can make other activities feel so much less pleasurable in comparison.

Over time, the brain becomes conditioned to crave everything associated with the euphoric rush that heroin provides. Even seeing a person who you’ve done heroin with before or visiting a familiar place where you’ve used heroin can trigger intense cravings for the drug itself as your brain becomes excited by these small reminders. Rehab for heroin can show you what to do when these urgent cravings strike.

Passages Malibu Heroin Addiction Rehab

What are the Short-Term Effects of Heroin Use?

Heroin is a powerful opioid derived from certain types of poppy plants. It can be snorted, smoked or injected to produce a strong and addictive high. Sometimes heroin is manufactured cheaply and contains additional impurities (with health problems of their own), though even “pure” heroin causes many negative short-term side effects such as:

  • Slowed heart rate
  • Impaired cognition
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Severe itching
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatal overdose

What are the Long-Term Side Effects of Heroin Use?

Over time, repeated heroin use can greatly alter a person’s physical and mental wellbeing even further. The long-term side effects of heroin use are:

  • Severe short-term and verbal memory impairment
  • Decreased reasoning and decision-making skills
  • Faulty emotional responses and general behavior
  • Inability to plan
  • Insomnia
  • Severe constipation
  • Lack of sex drive
  • Irregular menstruation (women only)
  • Kidney disease and failure

Getting the right kind of heroin addiction rehab early can prevent these long-term side effects of heroin from happening. Call (888) 566-9165 for more information about our advanced heroin addiction rehab treatments at Passages Malibu.

What are the Signs of Heroin Withdrawal?

Once the body becomes used to heroin, it requires a constant intake to prevent heroin withdrawal. For heavy users, heroin withdrawal can manifest itself within a few hours of not taking the drug and cause:

  • Muscle pain
  • Bone pain
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Involuntary muscle spasms
  • Other flu-like symptoms

Fortunately, these severe withdrawal symptoms will eventually cease even if the drug is not taken again. Call (888) 566-9165 to discuss how to detox from heroin at Passages Malibu.

Passages Malibu Heroin Addiction Rehab

What are the Signs of Heroin Use?

If you are concerned that someone you know is using heroin, then you need to get them rehab for heroin as fast as possible before the long-term side effects of heroin set in.

Here are the main warning signs of heroin use to watch out for:

  • Semi-consciousness (“nodding off”)
  • Clouded or confused thinking
  • Tiny pupils
  • Small needle pricks on arms (especially near the inside of elbow)
  • Infected areas on arms
  • Cold flashes
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings (depression, anxiousness or paranoia)

If someone close to you is displaying any number of these signs, talk to them about their potential heroin use and call (888) 566-9165 to get more information. We can even help mediate these discussions to get your loved one the heroin addiction rehab they need.

No Heroin Addiction Medications

Passages Malibu is a holistic heroin addiction rehab center that does not use any heroin addiction medications. Heroin addiction medications can be highly addictive in their own right and often come with a wide variety of side effects. Our advanced inpatient heroin addiction rehab treatment program uses only natural supplementation to provide clients with everything they need to successfully combat heroin withdrawal and an addiction to heroin.

Should You Get Inpatient Rehab for Heroin?

For many, inpatient rehab for heroin is crucial to healing in mind, body and spirit. Inpatient rehab for heroin at Passages Malibu takes you away from the environmental influences that have been contributing to your heroin addiction. Rehab for heroin also gives you a structured routine that has been developed by full treatment team consisting of physicians, nurses, counselors, therapists and other licensed professionals who know how to provide a safe detox from heroin. If you or someone you love is addicted to heroin, please call (888) 566-9165 and speak with a Passages representative.