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Heroin Addiction Treatment in Los Angeles: A Full Continuum of Care

Heroin Addiction Treatment in Los Angeles: A Full Continuum of Care

Some drugs sink their hooks into our brains and bodies so deeply that recovering from addiction truly does require professional help, and heroin is one of those substances. Keep reading to learn about heroin, and how detox and rehab work for it and other opioids.

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What is Heroin?

Heroin is a semi-synthetic opiate, a term used to describe compounds derived from opium, a substance produced from parts of the opium poppy. The opium poppy has been used by humanity as an analgesic for well over 4,000 years, with the earliest known mention dating to a prescription tablet from ancient Sumeria circa 2100 BC. We’ve also used it to get high for thousands of years, and documented its use for the last several hundred. Soldiers wounded by battle in the American civil, Crimean, and Franco-Prussian wars were allowed to use opium freely. By the 1830s about a third of all fatal poisonings were from opium. Morphine was isolated from opium in 1805, and heroin was aceytelized from morphine in the late 1890s, being mass-produced commercially by Bayer in 1898. Humanity has a long and complicated history with opioids, and we’re only making synthetic derivatives stronger and stronger.

This brings us now to the topic of Fentanyl, a synthetic derivative that is 100 times more potent than morphine, and many times stronger than heroin. It’s cheap and easy to manufacture Fentanyl overseas and smuggle it into the country because it’s so powerful small amounts are easily hidden. This also makes it incredibly deadly, as indicated by the striking rise in overdose deaths. Illicit drugs pass through many hands, and often times Fentanyl is cut in to make the drugs more powerful. As you can imagine this is not done in a laboratory setting, and it’s nearly impossible to cut tiny grains of Fentanyl into drugs with any degree of accuracy. This means that Fentanyl isn’t just lethal to IV drug users, but to anyone who takes illicit drugs at raves or parties, including MDMA and cocaine. The Fentanyl epidemic is killing people from all walks of life including casual drug users and those trying drugs for the first time. No illicit drug is safe from Fentanyl.

Starting Heroin Treatment in Heroin Detox

There has never been a better time than right now to get the help you need to stop using heroin. You are precious and irreplaceable to your loved ones, and each time you acquire and use heroin you risk exposing yourself to a lethal dose of Fentanyl. Once you’ve made the brave decision to ask for help by contacting our admissions team you’ll begin the admissions process. We’ll interview you to get a history of your drug use and set you up for a medical detox. Heroin is an incredibly powerful drug, with strong withdrawal symptoms that at best is extremely uncomfortable, and at worse life-threatening. It is important to have 24/7 medical supervision when withdrawing from heroin use, which we provide at Resurgence. Our doctors will also prescribe medication to keep you comfortable and the worst of your symptoms at bay. The medical detox portion of your recovery program will last around a week on average, although certain factors do influence the amount of time it takes you to metabolize the toxins out of your system.

Treatment Options for Heroin Addiction

Once you have completed the medical detox portion of your program you’ll begin the rehabilitation phase. Medical detox takes care of the physical aspect of addiction, and therapy addresses the psychological. Therapy is critical to staying in recovery, you must discover what drives you to use drugs in order to be able to stop. We use evidence-based and trauma-informed therapies to help build your emotional resilience and re-establish safety. Our staff will work with you to build a program that suits your needs, and that’s based on your schedule. Programs can be split into town categories, inpatient, and outpatient

Inpatient treatment is an excellent option for those able to focus on themselves and their healing 100%. It’s also a great choice for those who feel like they need an extra level of support, or for those who don’t have a safe or supportive home environment. During this program, you’ll attend therapies and live in our beautiful residential facility in a private or semi-private room. Inpatient stays are done in 30-day increments, allowing you to increase your stay if you feel you need more support.

Our outpatient programs are designed for those that cannot pause commitments like children, work, or school to attend an inpatient program. Although the medical detox portion cannot be completed on an outpatient basis, all of the therapies that will help you stay in recovery can be scheduled around your commitments and your needs. We offer several types of outpatient programs such as

  • Day programs. In our most intensive outpatient program (PHP) you will spend 6 hours a day, 5 to 7 days a week attending therapy sessions. 
  • Intensive Outpatient Program. In our IOP you’ll attend up to 20 hours a week of therapy sessions, without requiring an all-day presence at the facility. This is a good option for someone transitioning out of an inpatient or day program.
  • Continuing care. The longer someone stays in treatment the better their chances are of avoiding relapse. Weekly therapy sessions are the focus of this aftercare program.  

Addiction Therapy as Part of Heroin Addiction Treatment

As mentioned above we use the latest research in addiction therapies to build our program models. During rehabilitation, you’ll benefit from multiple types of therapies, including but not limited to

During therapy sessions at Resurgence, you will learn to let go of any shame or guilt you are holding onto for past events that were beyond your control. You’ll learn how to process negative emotions in a positive way, and to build resilience in dealing with all that life has to throw at us, without needing to resort to using drugs to deaden the pain. You’ll also learn how to start conversations with your family so that they are able to tell you how your drug use has affected them. 

Begin Your New Life Free from Heroin Today

A different way of living is within reach, but the first step must be taken you. Reach out to us via phone, or our website. We accept many kinds of health insurance and allow pets for inpatient residents. Our team cares deeply about you, your family, and your success in recovery. The combined experience of our staff has helped many people recover from heroin addiction, we also allow couples to complete inpatient treatment together. Our on-site chef is experienced in recovery nutrition and can accommodate many dietary requirements. You deserve the chance to live your life free of the clutches of drugs and alcohol, and you are not alone. Over 22 million Americans live with substance use disorder every day, and most never receive treatment. Help and hope are waiting for you at Resurgence.

Addiction Treatment that
Just Works

Individualized treatment programs delivered in a comfortable, relaxed setting promote healing in your recovery journey.

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