Heroin Addiction Treatment for Men
Almost 670,000 Americans, many young adults between the ages of 18 and 25, participated in heroin use according to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) in 2012. Since then, heroin use has continued to climb not only in urban areas, but increasingly in suburbs and rural locations across the United States. In Tennessee, heroin use reached an all-time high with more than 1,100 cases involving heroin use in 2015. Widespread access to opioid prescriptions (for which Tennessee ranks second highest in the nation) has reduced the cost and increased access to heroin. As use increases, so too do the number of heroin-related arrests and deaths. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 200,000 individuals with heroin addiction pass through American correctional facilities every year. Whatever an individual’s age or experience, effective heroin addiction treatment can help to turn one’s life around and restore mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Heroin is derived from morphine and is the most frequently abused and popular of all opiate drugs. This is thanks, in large part, to the affordability of the drug and its fast-acting properties. Users seek the euphoric sensations that may accompany heroin use. Heroin use can lead to:
- Kidney and liver disease
- Collapsed veins
- Bacterial infections
- Organ Damage
- And more
Heroin overdose results in fatal and non-fatal consequences, particularly through the use of street heroin which is often mixed with other substances. Those addicted to heroin struggle with both physical and psychological dependence. Effective treatment must therefore address both the physical and behavioral elements associated with the substance abuse. Nearly 25% of heroin users develop a dependency on the drug. This dependency is treated by addressing all aspects of the addiction, which is often individualistic and complex. Freeman Recovery Center’s experts ensure individuals’ safety and support throughout every stage of heroin addiction treatment. Medical professionals are on hand to assist with all physical needs while individual and group therapies provide counseling, an opportunity to engage in effective communication, and a reliable network of support to help individuals achieve lasting recovery. We also provide continued support and resources to visitors so they can continue their journey toward renewed health and wellbeing beyond our doors. To learn more about our services, please give us a call today.