Heroin is a very addictive drug that creates a strong physical and mental dependence. You have a variety of options for heroin rehab in Oklahoma City. Our Landmark Recovery heroin rehab center uses evidence-based treatments and supports you long after you leave our facility.
Heroin is an opioid drug made from morphine, a natural psychoactive substance taken from the resin of the opium poppy plant. 1 This highly addictive drug activates specific areas of the brain to provide an intense high that is characterized by sedation, reduced pain, and feelings of euphoria. The withdrawal period that follows this high can be painful and extremely uncomfortable, resulting in intense cravings to use heroin again. Repeated use can quickly develop into addiction, and because heroin is very potent users always face the risk of an overdose which can quickly lead to coma, permanent brain damage, and death. 2
The rate of heroin use in Oklahoma has surged to record levels during the current opioid epidemic, as people suffering from opioid addiction are finding it harder to obtain prescription opioids and are turning to heroin as an easier-to-find alternative. 3 According to results from a national survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, around 1 in 300 Oklahomans have used heroin in the past year. 4 Heroin use is most common among residents aged 18 to 25, with 1 in 128 young adults in Oklahoma reporting past-year use. Around 1 in 500 high school seniors in Oklahoma have used heroin in the past month, and nearly 1 in 100 Oklahoma high school students have tried heroin at least once. 5
Heroin use is a major concern for Oklahoma residents seeking substance abuse treatment. According to recent admissions data, heroin was reported as the primary drug of choice in 1 out of every 11 admissions to Oklahoma rehab facilities in 2019. 6
Heroin is a very difficult drug to overcome on your own, and many people suffering from heroin addiction find themselves stuck in a vicious cycle of withdrawal and relapse. If you are struggling with heroin use and want to quit, it’s important that you reach out for the proper support. Landmark Recovery’s heroin rehab center can help you get your life back. We provide evidence-based treatment services in our safe and secure heroin rehab facility conveniently located in Oklahoma City.
Upon admission to our Oklahoma City heroin rehab, all clients undergo a complete evaluation by a clinical specialist to determine the severity of addiction and any unique challenges (such as co-occurring mental health disorders). Based on this initial assessment, a personalized treatment plan will be tailored to meet your specific needs. At this time, we will also help you decide which treatment format will best work for you. Depending on your personal situation, heroin rehab can be carried out on a residential, partial hospitalization, or intensive outpatient basis. If you have a long history of heroin abuse with several attempts to quit, you will most likely benefit from the daily structure and around-the-clock medical support service and care provided by residential treatment.
Detox is the first step to treating heroin addiction and involves flushing out all traces of heroin from your system. During the detox process you will undergo withdrawal from heroin beginning about 8-12 hours after the last dose. Although the intensity and duration of withdrawal can widely vary, some of the more commonly experienced symptoms of heroin withdrawal include: 7
There is also a possibility that life-threatening complications can arise during withdrawal. These include persistent vomiting and diarrhea, which if left untreated can result in dehydration, hypernatremia (elevated blood sodium level), and heart failure. 8
Due to the severity of symptoms that can be experienced during heroin withdrawal, we strongly recommend participating in a medically supervised heroin detox program within an Oklahoma City heroin rehab. At Landmark Recovery, a team of caring, qualified doctors and nurses will provide 24/7 monitoring and support to ensure that you remain safe and comfortable throughout the entire detox process. You may also be prescribed an FDA-approved medication, such as methadone or Suboxone, that can effectively manage withdrawal symptoms and help you wean off heroin safely. 9
Following detox, you will be ready to begin the therapy phase of heroin rehab. In addition to individual and group counseling, Landmark Recovery’s Oklahoma City heroin rehab center offers a variety of behavioral therapy services that will help uncover and treat the underlying causes of your addiction. Cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, contingency management, and motivational incentives are some of the behavioral therapy strategies we use that have been shown to effectively treat heroin addiction and help prevent relapse. 10 Instead of stopping medication after detox, you may continue to use medication-assisted treatment to help combat cravings and ensure better recovery outcomes. 11
Once you complete your addiction treatment program at Landmark Recovery’s heroin rehab, it’s important to remember that you are not finished. Recovery is a lifelong process, and we will continue to support you throughout this entire journey. Landmark Recovery facilitates your transition out of structured treatment with a fully integrated support network and variety of aftercare services that will build on the treatment you received. We will provide you with a comprehensive discharge plan before you are discharged from our Oklahoma City heroin rehab , and you will also be assigned a personal recovery coach to help guide you in a self-directed recovery plan. You will also have access to alumni programming that includes monthly symposiums and regularly scheduled support group meetings.
Are you ready to get help for your heroin addiction? Landmark Recovery of Oklahoma City is here for you. Contact us today at 405-896-8426 to speak to one of our admissions specialists and begin your journey to health and recovery.
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1) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). Drug Facts: Heroin.https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin
2) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Heroin Research Report: What can be done for a heroin overdose?https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/heroin/what-can-be-done-for-heroin-overdose
3) Kuehn BM. Driven by Prescription Drug Abuse, Heroin Use Increases Among Suburban and Rural Whites. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2014;312(2):118–119.https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/1886185
4) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2019). National Survey on Drug Use and Health: 2017-2018 State-Specific Tables, Tables 83-84. Oklahoma.https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2016-2017-nsduh-state-specific-tables
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