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Tarzana Treatment Centers offers specialized drug treatment programs to address the various aspects of heroin addiction and recovery, including heroin detox. If you already know that you or a loved one needs help, please call us for drug treatment at 888-777-8565 or contact us by email here. If you need more information, read below.

Heroin Treatment

Ups and downs are a part of daily life for all of us. Those who are genetically predisposed to addiction lack defense mechanisms to process them. Not knowing how to react to happy situations and how to handle difficulties is often remedied with drug use. Heroin has the power to completely disassociate the user from their emotions, numbing painful feelings and reducing glee to a slight grin. So heroin treatment requires a strong focus on emotional and spiritual recovery after the physical dependence has been resolved.

Detox Counseling

Emotionally, a heroin addict is only at the age when he started using the drug. The temporary solution of numbing the pain caused by emotions neglects what brought on the feelings in the first place. So not only does the addict miss out on emotional growth, but those emotions never get resolved. Those unresolved emotions will surface when detoxing, even in a medical detoxification setting. The surfacing emotions must be dealt with as soon as possible during drug detox to avoid a relapse. This is crucial because addicts will quickly return to the familiar, yet temporary, comfort of the emotional numbing that heroin provides. Tarzana Treatment Centers staffs counselors in drug detox units for this purpose, and as a resource for aftercare planning.

Aftercare Treatment

Once detox has completed, aftercare drug treatment is necessary for the heroin addict to learn coping mechanisms. Patients learn that they can face daily ups and downs with a few simple tools, rather than with heroin. Counseling staff should be available 24 hours a day to help patients when they feel helpless, as they are at Tarzana Treatment Centers. There is no way to tell if a patient will learn the tools quickly or slowly. But addiction counselors are trained to work at the pace needed. Foundations for long-term recovery are built with quality, not speed.

Drug Treatment Choices

Patients have a choice of outpatient or residential drug treatment. The more acute cases should strongly consider at least short-term residential drug treatment. While the expense is higher, the investment may save the addicts life. Outpatient drug treatment is effective in cases where life’s obligations must be attended to. Admissions counselors at Tarzana Treatment Centers are trained to lead patients in the proper direction

Tarzana Treatment Centers offers specialized drug treatment programs to address the various aspects of heroin addiction and recovery, including heroin detox. Please call us for drug treatment at 888-777-8565 or contact us by email here.

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