What We Treat
Heroin Addiction

Are you looking for heroin addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one?

At The Plymouth House we understand just how devastating heroin addiction can be. Heroin addiction affects thousands of Americans on an annual basis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, roughly 948,000 Americans admitted to using heroin at least once in the year 2016. The number of men and women that use heroin regularly has been on the rise since 2007. Heroin-related overdose deaths are one of the leading causes of accidental death throughout the country, and an estimated 136 innocent men and women lose their lives to heroin overdose on a daily basis. The number of people suffering from a diagnosable heroin use disorder (as outlined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition) has risen from 214,000 in 2002 to 626,000 in 2016. The demographic that uses heroin most frequently is young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25. If you or someone you love has been struggling at the hands of a heroin abuse disorder of any severity, you know just how devastating it can be.

But..there is hope! The Plymouth House has helped hundreds of men and women recover from heroin addiction and go on to lead healthy, happy and substance-free lives. The Plymouth House Program utilizes a powerful combination of intense 12-Step work, therapy and holistic treatment options in order to consistently deliver the most effective  care available. Continue reading to learn more about our unique program of heroin addiction recovery, or contact us 24 hours a day.

More About Heroin Addiction

Heroin is an extremely addictive illicit drug, and using it even one time can result in physical and psychological dependence. Heroin works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain and blocking feelings out of pain that are sent out by the central nervous system. In addition to pain relief, using heroin produces an intense euphoric effect that can be instantaneously addictive. In recent times, many drug dealers have been combining heroin with fentanyl — a highly addictive synthetic opioid that is roughly 100 times more potent than morphine. This has led to a significant increase in heroin-related overdose deaths over the course of the past several years. There are many short and long-term effects of heroin use.

Short-Term Effects of Heroin Addiction:

  • An intense rush of euphoria (intense pleasure)
  • Feeling heavy (especially in the extremities)
  • Flushed skin
  • Dry mouth
  • Severe itching of the skin
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Clouded/compromised cognitive function
  • Slurred speech
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Respiratory depression (which can result in coma or overdose-related death)
  • Excessive sleepiness/nodding out

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Long-term effects of heroin addiction include:

  • Deterioration of brain matter
  • Permanently impaired cognitive functioning
  • Lasting hormonal changes
  • The development of a tolerance, which leads to withdrawal
  • If the drug is being used intravenously, long-term effects could include abscesses, skin infections, permanent scarring at the injection site and collapsed veins
  • Chronic constipation
  • The development of psychiatric disorders like anxiety and depression
  • Compulsive drug-seeking behaviors, fueled by intense drug cravings

In order to prevent permanent health-related issues from developing, seeking professional help is extremely important. At The Plymouth House we effectively treat heroin addiction with a unique and comprehensive treatment program that is deeply rooted in the 12-Step approach to recovery.

Heroin Addiction
Signs & Symptoms

There are several symptoms indicative of a heroin use disorder. If you or someone you love has been suffering from two or more of the below-listed symptoms, seeking treatment from an established inpatient treatment center is always a good idea.

The symptoms associated with heroin addiction include:

  • Using more heroin than intended for a longer period of time than intended
  • Attempting to cut back or quit but being unable to do so for any extended period of time
  • Continuing to use heroin despite a range of personal consequences, which could include legal issues, financial problems and interpersonal conflicts
  • Continuing to use heroin despite health-related issues that are linked to the drug
  • A lack of motivation to participate in activities and hobbies that were previously enjoyed
  • Compromised performance at work or at school directly linked to heroin use
  • Engaging in drug-seeking behavior, which might include pawning valuables in order to support the drug habit, stealing from friends and family members or engaging in other illegal activities in order to obtain more heroin
  • Spending an excessive amount of time obtaining, using and recovering from the effects of heroin
  • A lack of attention paid to personal hygiene
  • Avoiding personal responsibilities and neglecting pre-existing obligations
  • Experiencing intense drug cravings which lead to compulsive drug-seeking behaviors
  • Developing a physical tolerance, meaning a larger amount of heroin is necessary for the desired effects to be produced
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when heroin use is stopped suddenly

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Heroin Addiction
Treatment Options

There are several effective treatment options when it comes to treating heroin abuse and dependence. At The Plymouth House we often combine the following modalities in order to provide our guests with the most integrated care available:

At The Plymouth House our main priority is equipping each of our guests with the healthy coping mechanisms and life skills they need to work through relapse triggers on their own and stay sober long-term. We thoroughly introduce our guests to the 12-Step method, teaching them the importance of continued involvement once they complete the residential inpatient portion of our multi-phased treatment program.

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    A Unique Program of Recovery

    If you or your loved one has never before committed to a long-term program of clinical care, you might be wondering what to expect. Addiction recovery might seem like a daunting commitment at first, but rest assured that we are available to walk you through every single step of the process from start to finish. When you arrive at The Plymouth House, you’ll quickly see that we are not a typical treatment facility. Nestled in the foothills of The White Mountains of New Hampshire The Plymouth House provides our guests with a safe, serene and comfortable environment to overcome addiction and comprehensively recover.

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    Heroin addiction can be completely devastating, and when you are in the grips of a severe and life-threatening substance abuse disorder, committing to a long-term program of clinical care likely seems overwhelming. The good news is that we are available to help walk you through every single step of the early recovery process. Our experienced team of Treatment Advisors will personally work with you from your first contact with us until you arrive at The Plymouth House. We know that in most cases guests and their families have a myriad of questions regarding treatment options, costs, facilities and admissions details. With one phone call we will assist families and individuals in making the right choices for their situation. Contact us 24 hours a day. We are here for you.

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