Recovery Now News
  • How to Best Support Somebody Struggling with Opioid Addiction

    How to Best Support Somebody Struggling with Opioid Addiction

    Being around someone with an addiction to opioid medications can be a painful and intensely draining process. Seeing someone you care deeply about in such suffering and feeling they are wasting their lives poisoning themselves can be a huge struggle, and it may be easy to feel helpless against someone else's addiction.

  • Heroin Addiction Recovery in Zanzibar

    Heroin Addiction Recovery in Zanzibar

    How one man used the 12 step approach to change the way people look at recovery on the island.

    The Muslim island of Zanzibar is located in the Indian Ocean and is part of the nation of Tanzania. The island is also at a key location for the heroin trade that travels between Afghanistan and Pakistan to Europe.

    Those who live on Zanzibar know that heroin is cheap on the island and that a large percentage of the population there are struggling with addiction.

    Suleiman Mauly grew up on the island and was in a continual battle with a heroin addiction that had started at age 17 when he joined a 12 step group in nearby Kenya. Mauly had made a few previous attempts at kicking heroin and had been unsuccessful. Joining the 12 step group finally helped the young man find a path into recovery and to stay on it.

    He was able to stop using heroin and make amends to family and other loved ones whose relationships had been damaged by his addiction. Developing a relationship with a higher power also was a great help to Mauly.

    Although he came from a Muslim country, Mauly was still able to use the concept of a higher power to gain a healthy perspective and incorporate spirituality into his recovery.

    Mauly's recovery story is interesting considering that the 12 step program, which began in Akron, Ohio almost 80 years ago, is based on Christian ideas. Confession (or making amends), a chance at redemption, and turning yourself over to a higher power are all touchstones of the Christian faith.

    For Mauly and many non Christians who join 12 step groups, the concept of a higher power can be adapted to the individual. For Mauly it was his family and the 12 step group itself.

    Others may choose to make their higher power the god from their own religion, nature, or anything in their life that they know is bigger than themselves.

    After Mauly returned from Kenya he decided to bring the 12 step approach to recovery to his homeland. Despite the success of the program in Zanzibar, there is still a lot of suspicion toward its Christian elements.

    Mauly currently has 11 operating recovery houses on the island that have helped nearly 3,000 addicts since they first opened their doors. The houses are also staffed by former addicts who help out with all the daily operations needed to keep them running.

    His next goal is to help female addicts in Zanzibar. That goal may not be so easy, as attitudes toward women who are addicts (and who end up committing crimes like prostitution to support their habit) are vastly different and it's been difficult for Mauly to gain support from the community.

    The Muslim view of these women is that they do not deserve redemption, no matter what. Mauly wants to change how women who abuse drugs are perceived on the island. He has already taken funds from one of the existing houses to start a recovery house for women.

    Mauly believes that every addict deserves a chance at being saved and starting their life over. The success of the recovery houses has already helped change the way the people of Zanzibar look at addiction.

    Instead of being a crime, the people have seen that addiction is a disease that can be treated with the right kind of approach. The addicts are seen as people who need help, rather than just criminals out to do harm to themselves and others.

    photo credit: Frederica Boswell via www.npr.org

  • What you need to know about Tapering off Suboxone

    What you need to know about Tapering off Suboxone

    Many people who have struggled with opioid painkiller addiction have experienced help from Soboxone, a medication that combines buprenorphine and naloxone to relieve withdrawal from other opioid medication, reduce cravings, and reduce the unapproved, mood altering and addicting effects of those drugs. However, Suboxone is itself a narcotic drug, that can pose great risk if misued.

  • The Dangers of Detox from Alcohol Addiction

    The Dangers of Detox from Alcohol Addiction

    One of the most important steps in recovering from alcohol addiction is successfully making it through the process of detoxifying from alcohol and clearing all chemical dependency from your system. It is crucial for every person to get through detox before entering rehab so that they are not dealing with physical addiction but rather the mental aspects of being sober.

  • Speaking about Struggles with Addiction can Help

    Speaking about Struggles with Addiction can Help

    Addiction thrives on denial and deception, on anything that clouds the truth about your internal tensions and self-destructive habits. As an addict, you are used to lying to others about what you are doing, and hiding your substance use from others.

  • Is it Possible that Poor Sleep Leads to Alcoholism?

    Is it Possible that Poor Sleep Leads to Alcoholism?

    A recent study regarding sleep difficulties discovered a number of issues that could be associated with poor sleeping habits including binge drinking, driving under the influence and risky sexual behavior. The connection between poor sleep and substance abuse is especially prevalent in the younger population.

  • Successful Pain Management in Recovery

    Successful Pain Management in Recovery

    Methods of pain relief have never been easier, more varied, or more effective than they are today. In the past, many people would have been totally unable to function under severe chronic pain, that is now capable of being managed.

  • Binge Drinking’s Direct Impact on the Immune System

    Binge Drinking’s Direct Impact on the Immune System

    Even though young people may not feel the same health effects that adults do after drinking regularly, the binge drinking habits of adults between ages 18-34 can still significantly impact their well-being. A new study has shown that when young adults engage in binge drinking it can disrupt their immune system.

  • Is AA vs. NA Just a Matter of Preference?

    Is AA vs. NA Just a Matter of Preference?

    The Twelve-step program is both the oldest and among the most well-known programs in the modern recovery moment, and has helped thousands and thousands of people from all over the world work through their addiction and successfully journey towards sobriety. Using a model of peer support groups who work through a program together, it helps addicts seeking recovery recognize their need for help, surrender to a "higher power" (which can be either a form of spirituality, or the communal connections within the group itself), and get the strength to pursue continued healing for themselves and reconciliation to others hurt by the addiction.

  • Mending Relationships in Recovery

    Mending Relationships in Recovery

    Battling an addiction takes its toll on a person's mind, body, and spirit. Fortunately those things can be healed during the recovery process.

  • Explaining Alcohol Addiction and Alcoholism

    Explaining Alcohol Addiction and Alcoholism

    If you are struggling with alcohol addiction it can be very easy to feel lost, isolated and misunderstood. Our society has many misconceptions about alcoholism, and it may feel that many people simply consider your addiction a character defect, judging you or confused about why you can't simply "control yourself."

  • The Struggles Of Kicking Heroin Addiction

    The Struggles Of Kicking Heroin Addiction

    With 25 to 30 million people in America today battling a drug or alcohol addiction it's hard to believe that recovery can be possible, but it can be done. There's no doubt that beating an addiction is a hard process, one that requires work, motivation, focus, and strength among other things.

  • Coping With The Stress Of Drug Addiction Recovery

    Coping With The Stress Of Drug Addiction Recovery

    Recovery from an addiction is more than just an accomplishment - it's an ongoing process that requires focus and effort in so many ways. Without a continued dedication to doing the work required to stay sober, the risk of a relapse becomes very real.

  • Can being Active Lower your Risk of Alcoholism?

    Can being Active Lower your Risk of Alcoholism?

    Alcoholism has affected and continues to affect countless people, who come to the disease from every background imaginable. No background is immune from the possibility of this deeply debilitating and potentially harmful genetic condition that makes someone especially vulnerable to abusing alcohol seemingly involuntarily, and so it may easy to feel powerless and even hopeless.

  • The Dangers of Self-Medication for Issues of Mental Health

    The Dangers of Self-Medication for Issues of Mental Health

    It's very common for someone to use drugs or alcohol as a way to deal with emotional problems. They may not even be aware that drinking or getting high helps numb or block out the overwhelming feelings they are having until it's too late.

  • What are your Options for Treatment for Alcoholism?

    What are your Options for Treatment for Alcoholism?

    Alcohol addiction is a very intense and all-consuming problem that requires a multi-pronged plan of attack in order to know how to deal with it. A judgmental outsider may think it's easy to simply decide to stop drinking, but the truth is that alcoholism is an all-consuming disease and habit that dramatically affects all areas of your life.

  • Is A Drug Addiction Treatment Ban Responsible for Dying Ukrainians?

    Is A Drug Addiction Treatment Ban Responsible for Dying Ukrainians?

    In January, it was reported that around 100 drug abuse patients in the formerly Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea had died because the substitution treatment they had been undergoing was now illegal under newly placed Russian laws. This is only a small percentage of the estimated 800 drug users in Crimea who were undergoing the treatment.

  • The Mantra of Living One Day at a Time

    The Mantra of Living One Day at a Time

    When you encounter other people struggling with recovery, in a support group, you may often hear the phrase "One Day at a Time." By this they mean, keeping your attention on the present moment.

  • Helping Your Alcoholic Family Members

    Helping Your Alcoholic Family Members

    One of the most painful experiences in life is watching a friend or family member with an alcohol problem. It's not easy to stand by and see someone you love destroy their health, relationships, and career.

  • The Plight of the Late Bloomer in Recovery

    The Plight of the Late Bloomer in Recovery

    Achieving sobriety is all about giving someone a second chance at a healthy, more fulfilling life. That's why it's not uncommon to find many "late bloomers" in recovery.

  • Facing the Fact that You Have a Problem with Alcohol and Drugs

    Facing the Fact that You Have a Problem with Alcohol and Drugs

    The first thing you have to do to address a drug or alcohol problem is admit that you have one. Sounds pretty simple, but it's actually the most difficult part of recovery for many people. If you're quite sure that you have a problem, there are several signs you can look for.

  • What’s the Difference When Identifying as an Addict or Alcoholic?

    What’s the Difference When Identifying as an Addict or Alcoholic?

    People who attend AA meetings may feel that they must identify as both an alcoholic and an addict if they have a problem with drugs as well as alcohol. They could also feel that they have to choose one term or the other since the problems are separated in different meetings through twelve step programs.

  • Staying Connected to the Your Program with Open Communication

    Staying Connected to the Your Program with Open Communication

    One of the foundations and most important aspects of addiction recovery is for addicts to remain honest and open throughout their time in rehab. A program will not be effective for a patient if they are reluctant to engage in open communication with their peers and the therapists and counselors that are there to support them.

  • Acceptance of Addiction and Alcoholism Provides Relief

    Acceptance of Addiction and Alcoholism Provides Relief

    Addiction is a disease that can lead people to experience a powerful sense of denial for many years before they recognize their own problem. People who are alcoholics may think they have their drinking under control or that they can simply cut down or quit at any time.

  • Dealing with the Emotions that Addiction Recovery Brings

    Dealing with the Emotions that Addiction Recovery Brings

    Although it can be cathartic to finally quit an addiction, for most people in recovery there will be plenty of emotional ups and downs especially in the first few months of entering rehab. Addiction recovery is a very difficult but rewarding path for people who have spent years of their lives coping with alcohol or drug dependency.

  • Identifying with others in Recovery can Save Your Life

    Identifying with others in Recovery can Save Your Life

    Recovery from addiction can easily become an overwhelming process. It involves unlearning a habit you have spent many hours unconsciously developing. It is going without the very thing you thought you could not live without.

  • Understanding Why Addiction Attracts Lower Companions

    Understanding Why Addiction Attracts Lower Companions

    Songs, literature, and movies frequently glamorizes drug and alcohol use, often showing the "highs" and "fun" without drawing attention to the hard realities of an addicted life. This leads many people to view a lifestyle of substance abuse and addiction in unrealistic ways, assuming it's the gateway to a fun lifestyle filled with interesting people and exciting adventures.

  • How to Handle an Aggressive Person under the Influence

    How to Handle an Aggressive Person under the Influence

    Drinking and drug use can radically alter a person's behavior and character. Almost everyone occasionally has moments where they feel angry or frustrated at someone else's behavior, but most people are able to vent their anger in relatively helpful ways, by communicating with the person involved, expressing your hurt or disappointment with a supportive friend, or finding outlets to "let off steam."

  • Josh Gordon Responds to Critics Regarding Addiction

    Josh Gordon Responds to Critics Regarding Addiction

    In January, TNT sports analyst Charles Barkley spoke publicly about his concern for NFL player Josh Gordon. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver had failed yet another mandatory drug test and was moving ever closer to a one year suspension.

  • First Canadian National Addiction Recovery Summit Held

    First Canadian National Addiction Recovery Summit Held

    In an effort to reduce the stigma surrounding addiction and work toward better treatment options, Ottawa held its first Canadian National Recovery Summit. This meeting organized by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse was a part of a campaign to bring more awareness to people in recovery and give them a chance to feel that they are accepted and understood by society.

  • What Is Going On In The Life Of Kurt Busch?

    What Is Going On In The Life Of Kurt Busch?

    Recent news involving the ongoing drama between NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and ex girlfriend Patricia Driscoll now includes allegations of alcoholism and depression. In December, Driscoll testified in a hearing over an incident of physical abuse by Busch during their 4 year relationship and described him as a man struggling with severe depression who abused alcohol to deal with his problems.

  • Jon Jones Doesn’t Have a Drug Problem

    Jon Jones Doesn’t Have a Drug Problem

    Ultimate Fighting champion Jon Jones recently opened up about his drug use in an interview and discussed his time in rehab and how it impacted his life. Jones has asserted in the past that he never had a drug problem but his recent cocaine use ran him into trouble with the UFC when he was caught through a drug test.

Heroin Addiction

As one of the most damaging and addictive drugs available, heroin has claimed the lives of too many people. Treatment is needed to break the cycle of addition and to start a new, healthy, and substance-free life. Experts believe that the sooner intervention happens and the sooner drug use stops, the easier it is for a heroin addict to make a full recovery.

Our team at Recovery Now TV will find the best detoxification, inpatient, and outpatient services for everyone in need. If you, or a loved one, need help for heroin addiction, contact us now at 800-281-4731.

Heroin: The Drug

Heroin is categorized as an opiate, derived from morphine, with highly addictive properties and extremely quick-acting effects. Its euphoric high and complete painlessness make heroin a popular street drug, hooking users almost immediately. While the drug seems only pleasurable during its high, there are many side effects associated with the use of heroin. Like any substance, heroin affects each person differently, which makes it an unpredictable and incredibly dangerous drug.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 105 people die every day from a drug overdose, and another 6,748 are treated for complications directly resulting from drug use. Nearly a million people in the United States use heroin every year, and most of those users become addicted to the drug and suffer consequences as a result. Not only is the drug very addictive, the symptoms and side effects associated with heroin’s use are also very serious and can lead to permanent problems, and often to death.
Heroin changes the composition of the human brain, with the first high often creating an insatiable need for more. A desire for pain relief, an escape, or to self-medicate leads thousands of people to the drug that can forever change their lives.

The idea of “heroin chic” was popularized through advertisements and films in the late 1980s and early 1990s, telling viewers that heroin effects, such as losing one's appetite and becoming incredibly thin and pale, were attractive. In reality, heroin interferes with the proper functioning of its user's body, and with repeated use, little is desired in life other than another high.

Those who initially use the drug are seeking an escape from a painful reality. Finally a substance that promises relief from emotional and psychical pain delivers, and for a short period of time, heroin offers the user a break, and even a few moments of ecstasy, from an otherwise sad and depressed life that lacks pleasure of any kind. From there, the drug seems to work as medication. As a 20-year-old recovering male heroin addict told the authors of the book, Uppers, Downers, All Arounders:

“Heroin is my doctor. Any pain that I had, be it physical or mental or whatever, that’s what it’s there for, for my – depression, whatever. It’s just like medicine pretty much. And I don’t know, after a while it became more like life itself. Like I needed it just to exist.”

Heroin can be smoked, snorted, or injected intravenously. Since IV injection creates the most intense effects, it is the most desirable, and most popular, way to use the drug. In recent years, with the large outbreak of drug-related HIV and AIDS cases from the sharing of dirty needles, trends toward snorting and smoking heroin have been documented. Many users also believe that by snorting and smoking the drug, there is less risk for progressing to addiction. This belief is untrue; the only difference between injection and other methods of heroin use is that the use of a needle sends the drug directly into the bloodstream and, therefore, affects a person's mind and body faster.

Unfortunately, for those who become dependent upon heroin, the risk of contracting incurable and fatal diseases such as HIV, AIDS, and hepatitis, often becomes outweighed by the desire for a faster and more intense high. An addicted heroin user may continue IV use despite knowledge of contractible and fatal diseases. As one of the most addictive drugs available, with the most difficult cycle of addiction to break, heroin addicts rarely stop using without formal treatment services.

Heroin is a relatively pricey drug, but after a person experiences the pleasure, cost can become insignificant. The high is so enjoyable that a new user, very likely to become addicted to the effects and sensations of a heroin high, will continue to use the drug no matter what. Consequently, heroin quickly became popular in urban areas, however its use has spread to all communities and neighborhoods throughout the country.

People who become addicted to heroin, who were once successfully participating in life, both within their environment and with the people around them, become desperate and behave accordingly. To obtain the now needed drug, a life of crime, prostitution, and complete disregard for anything other than heroin takes over the mission of each day. Relationships, responsibilities and activities that were once important, now slip away to the life of heroin addiction. Some addicts begin to sell precious belongings and to steal from people they love, while others turn to street life and to the selling of their own bodies to get more heroin.

Although the drug obviously hurts the person who is addicted to it, all of the people associated with an addict are hurt as well. A heroin drug addict will also begin to isolate, only engaging in activities that will lead to the acquisition of more drugs. Many users will give up hope and start to believe that they will die addicted to heroin, but here is hope through Recovery Now TV!

Heroin: The Effects

Heroin affects the entire central nervous system and, therefore, every part of the human body. The drug destroys the brain, the heart, the lungs, and the digestive, reproductive, and immune systems.

The use of any psychoactive, mind-altering drug leads to different types of effects, both physical and psychological. The effects of heroin are extremely detrimental to a person's mind and body, and millions of people are abusing this dangerous substance without understanding the inevitable consequences.

Heroin impacts the central nervous system, so it has intensely damaging effects on every part of the human body. The drug’s compound negatively impacts the heart, lungs, brain, eyes, voice box, muscles, and the following systems: reproductive, digestive, excretory, immune, cardiovascular, and respiratory. As a result, the user experiences dizziness, a change in skin temperature, lowered blood pressure, changes in eating and sleeping patterns, insensitivity to pain, lowered pulse and respiration, confusion, and nausea, among others.

Some heroin users also report the sensation of the body becoming heavy with fatigue paired with a sense that the world around them no longer exists and their ability to function, both mentally and physically, has decreased. Because of the toxins in the drug, as well as the way that it is taken into the body, heroin abuse often leads to accidental overdose. Rarely does a person who injects too much heroin come out alive and unharmed. More often death or severe permanent damage is the result.

When heroin first enters the human body, its chemical components mix with the natural chemistry of the individual’s brain, and the drug’s toxins create what users describe as a feeling of euphoria. The first high experienced is said to be the best that heroin will ever feel. The user’s brain is flooded with endorphins and the neurotransmitter, dopamine, that all create reward, positive reinforcement, and pain-free pleasure. A heroin user is then constantly seeking the feelings of that first high, called “chasing the dragon.” Until treatment, or death, the euphoria-seeking cycle controls a heroin user’s entire life.

Once the high has worn off, the desire to obtain more of the drug grows in the form of an obsession and an undying craving for heroin. The dragon is being chased, and most likely physical and psychological dependence on the drug has begun.

Heroin Addiction

Components of Addiction:
  1. Loss of Control Over Heroin Use
  2. Obsession Over the Use of Heroin
  3. Continued Use Despite Adverse Life Consequences
  4. Denial That There is a Problem with Heroin
  5. A Powerful Tendency to Relapse

Heroin addiction is a disease that affects a person's entire being. The drug itself negatively impacts the entire central nervous system, and the associated lifestyle creates adverse, and often irreversible, damage to the addict’s life. When the abuse of heroin has progressed to a point of physical and psychological dependence, that individual is addicted. When the use of heroin stops, even for a short amount of time following the last high, a painful set of symptoms ensues that almost always leads an addict right back to heroin, even when trying to quit the drug’s use.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) defines addiction as a chronic, relapsing disease characterized by, what the organization terms A, B, C, D, and E:

  1. An Inability to consistently Abstain from substances;
  2. Impairment in Behavioral control;
  3. Craving, or increased “hunger” for drugs or rewarding experiences;
  4. Diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships; and,
  5. A dysfunctional Emotional response.

To offer another perspective, the authors of Uppers, Downers, All Arounders, Darryl S. Inaba, Pharm.D. and William E. Cohen, view addiction as a progressive disease, meaning it continues to get worse as substance use continues, and is characterized by:

  1. A Loss of control over substance use;
  2. Obsession with substance use;
  3. Continued use despite negative life consequences;
  4. Denial of a problem with substances and/or behaviors; and,
  5. A powerful tendency to relapse back to substance use.

In other words, when heroin use has progressed from use to abuse, and then onto physical and psychological dependence, the addict has lost all control over heroin use, lives with an obsession for the drug’s use, continues to use heroin despite negative life consequences, denies that there is a problem with heroin, and operates with a powerful likelihood of relapse when the use of heroin stops.

People suffering from heroin addiction are often unable to see clearly because the drug has altered brain chemistry. A person who was once responsible, honest, and compassionate begins disregarding responsibilities, lying, and stealing from loved ones to feed the heroin addiction. The only thing a heroin addict sees clearly is the need for more heroin. The thought of going through even another five minutes without the drug, in some cases, scares addicts to the point where they will go to any length to get high again.

When the life of a heroin addict revolves around the drug, everything else gets neglected. Relationships fall apart, marriages end, jobs are lost, financial situations are completely destroyed, failing out of school has occurred, and life-changing legal repercussions have transpired, not to mention one’s physical and mental health can be permanently damaged.

Heroin addiction tears apart families and causes despair where there was once happiness. At Recovery Now TV, we are dedicated to helping families and individuals put their lives back together. Through our comprehensive list of treatment programs, all people suffering from heroin addiction and addiction to other drugs, can undergo the rigorous but rewarding process of starting a new life. If you, or someone you love, need help, drug treatment is the next step. Please contact Recovery Now TV and ask about our consultation services and treatment options. A new life is just a phone call away!

Heroin Detox

Withdrawal symptoms can include diarrhea, convulsions, vomiting, and uncontrollable body movements. The physical effects of heroin withdrawal are extremely uncomfortable and difficult to endure, but with proper medical attention the few days of painful withdrawal can be effectively navigated, leading to the readiness for formal treatment.

Detoxification is the first step in freeing an addict from the bonds of his or her drug, or drugs, of choice. The process of detoxing from heroin must occur under medical supervision to ensure the best possibility for success. If heroin detox is done improperly, or a person tries to go through it alone, the results may be extremely painful, possibly fatal, and more often than not, ending in a return to heroin. Heroin is a toxin, and the body must first rid itself of the poisonous substance that has been causing the ongoing cycle of addiction. When the heroin detox process begins, both the body and mind will be craving heroin, which shows up as a series of withdrawal symptoms. These range from vomiting, hot and cold flashes, diarrhea, mood swings, and dizziness, to bone, joint, and muscular pain, insomnia, anxiety, intense sweating, rapid pulse, fever, chills, and high blood pressure.

When a heroin detox program is conducted in a medical facility, detox specialists are able to help relieve the addict’s pain and discomfort. With close supervision by staff who constantly monitor the patient’s heart rate and other vital signs, professional detox ensures that the process goes smoothly for the addict. With the introduction of a nutrition plan during the detox process, the body more easily adjusts to life without heroin.

Heroin Detox with Recovery Now TV

Recovery Now TV has been referring heroin addicts to appropriate detoxification programs for several years and has subsequently found the best methods and combinations for each client. With a personalized approach, the chances of a positive outcome increase exponentially. Since heroin detox can be extremely painful, the detoxification facilities we use have a proven method.

Recovery Now TV's well-trained staff has assisted numerous addicts through the detox process with comfort and safety. The idea of heroin detox creates anxiety and fear for most addicts. At Recovery Now TV we understand and want to make the process as easy and as restful as possible. Heroin detox is difficult, but we have seen the reward and relief upon completion.

Caring for the Body

An in-house nutritionist places the addict on a well-rounded plan to ensure that the proper nutrients and vitamins, that the body has been deprived of during active addiction, are restored. The healthier the body, the easier it is for the patient to focus on the mental and emotional elements of the treatment plan that occur after detox. If difficulties occur during the heroin detox process, there are many pharmaceutical medications that a physician can prescribe, without the introduction of another substance that has any potential for addiction.

What’s Next?

After the first, most difficult days, members of our treatment team begin educating the addict on what the formal treatment program will look like. With descriptions of our programs, the services we offer during treatment, and the long-term outlook, we find that our clients feel more at ease while transitioning from detox to inpatient rehab. To ensure our clients’ success, we strive for trust prior to entry into formal treatment. At Recovery Now TV we provide referrals to the best treatment services for heroin addiction and any substance abuse disorder. With serene locations and highly competent staff, starting life in recovery becomes a pleasant experience. If you, or someone you love, has a problem with heroin and cannot stop using drugs, Recovery Now TV can help. Please contact us today and find out how one of our detox centers can help you begin a new life. Recovery starts with you!

Heroin Treatment

Recovery Now TV provides the best referrals in substance abuse treatment and will help you or your loved one begin the journey away from heroin addiction and back into society. A commitment to recovery and a readiness to change are all you need. Call now, 800-281-4731.

Once a person has gone through a complete medical detoxification program, heroin treatment will look to incorporate a person's mental, emotional, and spiritual health, working toward full recovery from heroin. Heroin treatment is a process and an attempt to save the addict from a life controlled by drugs. With tools and skills, an addict can avoid returning to heroin and the permanent damage and death that certainly follow. For those reasons, it is crucial that heroin treatment occurs in a facility that can properly treat all aspects of substance abuse.

Recovery Now TV offers access to heroin treatment programs that address all of the symptoms and issues associated with heroin use. The process has many different phases, all of which focus on integrating and improving an addict's physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Because each person is different, Recovery Now TV offers a wide variety of treatment options to accommodate all specific needs. Once the medical detox portion of treatment has successfully cleansed the physical body, the real work can begin.

Inpatient Treatment with Recovery Now TV

At Recovery Now TV we provide referrals to rehab centers that offer one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and family counseling, plus other modalities of care, as a comprehensive way to work through each client’s personal reasons for using.

Our highly effective treatment teams provide one-on-one counseling is safe environments in which the addict can discuss problems, feelings, limitations, and struggles to eventually begin an honest examination of the ways in which heroin affected his or her life. Through this process, a personalized, individual treatment plan creates the roadmap for the addict’s time in treatment. The addict will be better able to avoid and cope with situations that present a desire to use in the future when he or she understands personal triggers.

A process group full of an addict’s peers allows sharing, with the potential for ongoing feedback. An addict learns how to help others, and how to allow others to help him or her. Group therapy provides a setting in which addicts can share their experiences with one another and can reflect upon how they think heroin treatment is going.

Through addiction, relationships with family members are most certainly strained. Recovery Now TV understands the importance of parents, spouses, children, and other loved ones setting new boundaries for the addict upon his or her return after heroin treatment. Family members can also learn what the addict is learning to help continue the use of tools and coping skills when the recovering addict comes home. With a now clean and sober family member, parents, partners, and children can more effectively communicate with the person who lived as an addict, and seemingly as a whole other person.

Throughout all forms of therapeutic treatment, professionals work with each addict to find a nutritional and wellness plan that strengthens the commitment to recovery. Activities such as exercise, meditation, and writing are beneficial in restoring a person's mind and body. Our heroin treatment program is the beginning of a new life, free from the cycle of addiction.

At Recovery Now TV we specialize in providing referrals for treatment to those who are trapped in the cycle of heroin addiction. Our treatment team understands the power of heroin, so we are dedicated to helping in the process of rebuilding the lives of the individuals who have been broken down by this deadly disease. The treatment and recovery programs we recommend teach addicts how to live without the use of substances, and how to function as newly sober members of society. The cycle of addiction can be broken with the help of heroin drug treatment.

If you, or someone you love, has a problem with drugs or alcohol and needs help, Recovery Now TV may be the opportunity you have been waiting for, and the best way to save a life. Please contact us today for consultation and find out how our programs can work for you. Our operators are standing by and want you to know that there is still hope. 800-281-4731.