My Loved One Needs Help with Heroin Addiction
When you find out or even suspect that your loved one is abusing heroin, it can feel the world is crashing down on you and your family. It’s easy to feel helpless and desperate as you get that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach and declare your beloved family member lost to addiction forever.
Recovery Unplugged is here to tell you that your loved one doesn’t have to be a victim, and neither do you. We have helped thousands of families heal the wounds of heroin addiction and reconnect to be stronger and more loving than ever. If someone you care about has done heroin even a few times, the clock is ticking on their addiction.
HOW CAN I BE SURE MY LOVED HAS A HEROIN PROBLEM?
You may not want to believe that the person you love, respect or grew up with is hooked on heroin, but eventually, the signs and indicators become impossible to ignore. Heroin addiction can be identified through a variety of physical and behavioral signs:
Common Physical Signs of Heroin Addiction
- Extreme Weight Loss
- Sunken Eyes
- Marks on the Skin (Especially the Arms)
- Constant Runny Nose
- Scabs Caused by Picking at Skin
- Loss of Menstruation among Females
- Infections Surrounding the Site of Injection
Common Behavioral Signs of Heroin Addiction
- Irritability and Paranoia
- Lethargy and Inability to Focus
- Deception and Denial Regarding Use
- High-Risk Behavior
- Increased Periods of Isolation
- Negative Changes in Sleep and Social Patterns
- Consistently Asking to Borrow Money
If you notice these or any other unusual physical or behavioral indicators, it’s time to get your loved one the help they need.
Don't be another statistic
Recovery Unplugged is here to help you or your loved one take their life back.
HOW CAN RECOVERY UNPLUGGED HELP MY LOVED ONE OVERCOME HEROIN?
We partner with families just like yours every day to pull members back from the brink of fatal overdose. Heroin addiction is like a ticking clock, and the sooner you intervene, the better your chances of saving your loved one are. Recovery Unplugged provides a comprehensive care experience to help you and your loved one through each stage of the treatment and recovery processes:
Professional Heroin Addiction Intervention
You can’t, nor should you have to, take in the responsibility of saving your loved one from heroin addiction all by yourself. Interventions are an effective means of rallying together on your loved one’s behalf to save their lives and get them into treatment. Recovery Unplugged offers trained and experienced certified addiction interventionists. Our intervention team will work with you to organize and execute the process, helping to reduce tension and conflict and keep emotion out of it. Addiction interventions can very easily go off the rails if the process becomes overtly emotional-be prepared for indignation, name-calling, yelling and screaming-but they’re also a great way to show your addicted family member how much they're loved.
If you convince your loved one to seek treatment for heroin addiction, they will need help rebalancing their brain chemistry and managing their physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. It is highly recommended that your loved one receive professional medical detox from trained doctors and nurses who can provide safe, compassionate relief from withdrawal and intervene in the event of a medical emergency. Recovery Unplugged offers medical detox at our locations in Austin, TX, Lake Worth, FL and Brentwood, TN. The process typically lasts around three to seven days but can go longer, depending on your loved one’s progress and ongoing care needs.
Behavioral Therapy and Rehab
Your loved one needs help for the “before-and-after” trauma and triggers that led them to heroin abuse in the first place. Our music-assisted heroin rehab programs address the root causes and triggers of your loved one’s addiction while providing assistance, support and care for the psychological and lifestyle damage they faced while they were using. Recovery Unplugged offers a variety of heroin rehab options, including inpatient, outpatient and residential, to accommodate your loved one’s care needs and lifestyle.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
The battle against cravings and withdrawal symptoms doesn’t end once your loved one leaves treatment; this is why Recovery Unplugged offers medication-assisted treatment to clients who are deemed clinically eligible. We are trusted and licensed providers of Suboxone®, Vivitrol® and Sublocade®, and are ready to help you and your loved one explore these medications, which have been dubbed the “gold standard” of heroin and opioid addiction treatment. Medication-assisted treatment is designed to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms to make abstinence easier.
The Lifelong Battle against Heroin Addiction
You’re in it for the long haul, and so are we. Recovery Unplugged also offers comprehensive aftercare plans and ongoing outreach, so we’re always with you and your family, even during your loved one’s best and worst days. The process of saving the person you care about from heroin addiction starts now.