Heroin Addiction Treatment in Georgia

Southeast Detox
Heroin abuse has created a staggering crisis in Georgia, leaving a trail of devastating aftermath in communities. To combat this, a comprehensive treatment approach is necessary, including detoxification, medication-assisted treatment, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, aftercare, and support groups.

Southeast Detox operates a network of heroin addiction treatment centers in Georgia that collectively offer treatment at all these care levels. This enables us to personalize our programs to cater to each client’s specific needs.

Heroin Abuse in Georgia

Heroin addiction can affect almost anyone, and overdose deaths are too common.

Over the past few years, the number of people seeking help for their opioid addiction has surged. In 2018, Georgia witnessed 591 deaths caused by opioid-related overdoses that involved heroin. The number increased in 2019, with 613 deaths from overdoses involving heroin, as per the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and GDPH.

According to the Georgia Department of Health (GDPH), in 2019, there were 8,298 hospitalizations in Georgia related to opioid overdoses, which include heroin.

SAMHSA reported that over 8,000 individuals (8,380) were admitted to publicly-funded addiction treatment recovery centers for heroin abuse in Georgia in 2020. This represents a sharp increase from the 7,574 heroin-related admissions in 2019.

These statistics highlight the severe issue of heroin abuse in Georgia and the pressing need for impactful prevention and treatment resources to tackle this growing crisis.

Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Abuse

The danger of heroin is present regardless of the duration of its use. Nonetheless, the symptoms and harm caused by heroin addiction may vary depending on the length of time an individual has been using the drug.

Short-term risks include:

  • Blacking out or going in and out of consciousness
  • Slowed respiratory function
  • Low blood pressure
  • Mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression
  • Arrhythmia of the heart and palpitations
  • Inability to focus

Longer-term use sees even more severe consequences to the health of the user, such as:

  • Lung issues and increased vulnerability to illnesses such as pneumonia
  • Cognitive impairment/damage
  • Further deepening of depression/anxiety
  • Liver and/or kidney damage due to the strain of processing toxic compounds
  • Heart disease/damage
  • Circulatory system problems

It is essential for those suffering from heroin addiction to seek professional help from a comprehensive addiction treatment center like Southeast Detox.

Our Heroin Addiction Treatment Program in Georgia

Southeast Detox offers a safe, stable, and compassionate atmosphere to those battling heroin addiction. Our highly skilled clinicians work with each client to develop an individualized treatment plan.

Our heroin treatment programs can include the following:

  • Medical Detoxification
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Aftercare
  • Support Groups

Our Heroin Detox Program

Heroin detox will occur shortly after stopping heroin and can cause severe withdrawal symptoms after prolonged misuse. Enrolling in a reputable detox program is the best way to stay safe during a heroin withdrawal.

Anyone abusing heroin and suddenly stopping the drug will experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.

These effects of stopping heroin may include:

  • Restlessness
  • Muscle and Bone Pain
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Diarrhea and Vomiting
  • Cold Flashes and Goosebumps
  • Leg Tremors
  • Heroin Cravings

Once someone has experienced the acute heroin withdrawal symptoms, they may begin to feel post-acute withdrawal (PAWS).

These symptoms can include:

  • Heroin Urges and Cravings
  • Anxiety or Panic
  • Depression
  • Sensitivity to Stress
  • Mood Swings
  • Inability to Focus
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble Remembering
  • Insomnia

The best way to avoid PAWS is to effectively manage your symptoms with continued addiction treatment programs following a detox treatment.

Our detox services and professional drug rehab center help our clients safely navigate the withdrawal process while ensuring comfort and stability – thus significantly improving the chances of maintaining sobriety.

Heroin Detox Medications

Southeast Detox understands the importance of managing medications safely during detox and recovery.

Here are some of the medications we utilize:

  • Suboxone contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication, sometimes called a narcotic. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioid medication, including pain relief or feelings of well-being that can lead to opioid abuse.
  • Vivitrol contains the active ingredient naltrexone and is administered as an injection once a month. The medication works by blocking the effects of opioids, such as heroin, on the brain. This reduces the craving for opioids and can prevent relapse.
  • Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist, meaning it blocks the effects of opioids and can help reduce cravings. It can also be used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and is available as an injection or nasal spray.

Our Heroin Rehab Programs

At Southeast Detox, we understand the turmoil associated with heroin addiction, and we want to help. We offer a fully renovated rehabilitation center in Georgia that provides an intimate setting for individuals seeking recovery.

Our Inpatient Treatment Program

Our luxury residential treatment program (also known as inpatient) provides a dynamic, evidence-based approach to heroin recovery. We guide our clients to learn how to manage heroin withdrawal symptoms, combat cravings, and foster a healthier lifestyle.

Our treatment philosophy is centered on creating an inclusive atmosphere that prioritizes the needs of our patients through individualized programs.

Our state-of-the-art facility is designed to promote healing and relaxation, offering a comfortable space for individuals to begin their journey toward sobriety.

We also offer an array of upscale amenities for your stay, including:

  • Each Room Features Flat-Screen TVs with Wi-Fi and Multiple Streaming Services
  • Tempurpedic Mattresses with Down Comforters
  • Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
  • Catered Meals
  • On-Site Drinks and Snacks
  • Bring Your Favorite Snacks and Drinks

Our team of compassionate and experienced clinicians will develop personalized aftercare plans, relapse prevention strategies,  and resources to guide your recovery path, andto maintain long-term sobriety to live life to the fullest.

Our Outpatient Treatment Program

Southeast Detox offers a flexible schedule for individuals in heroin recovery ready to transition to greater freedom while maintaining the skills learned in our inpatient program. We combine individual and group therapy with weekly evening sessions to suit our client’s lifestyles.

Our outpatient program gives structure to those with foundational skills and habits. We aim to stay connected with our clients, and an outpatient program is an excellent option for those to continue their progress.

Heroin Recovery Therapy Options

When fighting heroin addiction, we use multiple proven talk therapies as part of a comprehensive treatment plan with other supportive services.

Talk Therapy

Two common types of talk therapy we use in treating heroin addiction at Southeast Detox are cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

Here’s how both are used for heroin recovery:

  • CBT focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to heroin abuse. In CBT, the therapist and individual work together to identify dark thinking patterns and beliefs that contribute to drug abuse. The individual learns new, positive ways to cope with triggers and stressors and gains skills to manage cravings and other uncomfortable emotions.
  • DBT is a cognitive-behavioral therapy that combines CBT techniques with mindfulness practices. DBT is particularly effective for individuals struggling with heroin addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. In DBT, individuals learn skills to manage emotions and improve interpersonal relationships. The focus is on balancing acceptance and change, and mindfulness is a central therapy component.

Other forms of talk therapy we utilize include:

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) can help individuals explore and resolve any uncertainties or mixed feelings about sobriety, empowering them to take the necessary steps toward recovery from heroin addiction.
  • Contingency Management (CM) focuses on rewarding drug-free behaviors, such as staying clean from heroin for a certain amount of time, with incentives like vouchers or prizes.
  • Family Therapy (FT) involves working with you and other family members to address negative family dynamics, improve communication, and provide a supportive,  stable environment for your loved one’s recovery.

Effective therapy can aid individuals in defeating their addiction, enhancing their lifestyle, and decreasing the chances of relapse.

Heroin Addiction Support in Georgia

The statistics are heartbreaking and heavy. Find strength and support from various resources available in Georgia. Support groups are available in both in-person and online gatherings, providing individuals the flexibility to choose the option that best fits their lifestyle.

Impacted by heroin? Here are some helpful resources in Georgia:

  • Southeast Detox is a premier drug and alcohol addiction treatment center that offers an upscale inpatient drug rehab, outpatient treatment, and more. Southeast Detox emphasizes personalized one-on-one treatment plans that cater to the individual’s needs under the guidance of skilled and compassionate clinicians.
  • Georgia Heroin Anonymous advocates for individuals and families impacted by heroin addiction and substance abuse. Through education, outreach, and community partnerships, they strive to create a brighter future through their services.
  • The Georgia Council on Substance Abuse is another useful resource providing education, training, and support to those affected by heroin abuse.
  • The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities also provides resources and treatment programs for those struggling with heroin addiction.
  • Individuals can find inpatient and outpatient treatment through Peachford Behavioral Health System in Atlanta.

Get Help for Heroin Today

Southeast Detox offers exceptional treatment options that empower individuals to conquer their heroin addiction with confidence.

Heroin addiction not only causes a tremendous burden on the healthcare system and the economy, but it also devastates the community, the individual, and their loved ones. We urge you to take action now before it’s too late. Heroin overdoses are frequent and can be fatal. Contact us today. Our admission team is ready 24/7 to guide you through the process.

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