Given the recent attention given to prescription pain pills, it would be easy to assume that heroin addiction and death rates are declining. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
Individuals using heroin possibly feel a sense of fear when considering the need for treatment, and not knowing where to turn for successful treatment. Yellowstone Recovery, providing affordable California heroin recovery services since 1997, offers a variety of treatment options.
Get answers to your questions about receiving high quality heroin treatment, even if you relapsed after treatment in the past.
Did my dependency on pain pills contribute to my heroin addiction?
There is no way to tell whether a person’s dependency or addiction to opioid pain pills led to heroin use.
Still, a Healthline article explains that approximately 80 percent of today’s heroin users abused prescription pain medications before starting their heroin use.
What kind of treatment works best for heroin addiction?
Treating heroin addiction requires individualized treatment options.
That means that the treatment plan that is ideal for your friend is possibly not the ideal treatment plan for your heroin addiction treatment needs.
Are heroin addiction rates increasing?
If you are addicted to heroin, you are not alone. The rates of heroin addiction continue to increase exponentially in the U.S., and across all income levels and age groups. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that in 2017, almost 494,000 people in the U.S. reported using heroin during the previous year. In 2015, nearly 26 of every 100,000 people in the United States received emergency room treatment for an unintentional heroin poisoning.
One potential myth about increasing heroin rates is that heroin users are likely low-income minority males with no insurance. The truth is that more heroin users are women, and of greater affluence, and have private insurance.
No matter your income bracket, race, gender, or insurance status, there are options for affordable treatment in a healthy recovery environment.
What can I expect when receiving treatment at a California heroin recovery facility?
A variety of treatment approaches works well. The treatment plan that works best is the one aimed at serving each person’s own treatment and recovery needs.
Professionals administer a non-judgmental assessment that determines your overall needs, including supervised heroin treatment, emotional, and physical treatment needs.
Some individuals receive detox services prior to starting an actual treatment program. You receive a variety of ongoing services, whether you are in detox, in the residential inpatient – primary care program, the residential extended care, intensive outpatient program, outpatient treatment, or sober living program.
Start on your road to California heroin recovery and get started on living a new sober lifestyle by contacting Yellowstone Recovery today.