What is Heroin?
A member of the opioid family of drugs, heroin is an illegal substance that provides a powerful high when ingested. Similar to prescription painkillers, heroin also has painkilling properties, but unlike carefully-controlled prescription drugs, heroin can come in different strengths and may be “cut” with other dangerous chemicals. Heroin is an extremely dangerous and addictive drug, and if heroin addiction goes unchecked, the damage can have huge consequences. Because of heroin’s addictive properties, it can be all but impossible for a person to overcome a heroin use addiction on their own.
We understand the pain and danger that can result from heroin use, but we also know that hope exists for healing. As such, we provide comprehensive addiction treatment that gives those who are struggling with heroin addiction the chance to retake their lives and strive for long-term sobriety.
Free Addiction Assessment
At The Manor Clinic, we recognise that it can be difficult to take the first step towards recovery from a heroin addiction. Our free, no obligation addiction assessment allows you to discuss your unique concerns with one of our specialists, in a confidential and non-judgemental environment. This initial assessment will begin to help you to identify the underlying causes of your addiction, and is the first step towards developing a personalised addiction treatment journey.
Contact us today, to book your FREE addiction assessment: 023 8046 4721
Why consider heroin addiction treatment at The Manor Clinic
The effects of heroin can have damaging consequences for a person’s physical and mental wellbeing. This can include serious outcomes such as organ damage along with other consequences such as job loss, long-term unemployment and financial strain. In addition, heroin use tends to place enormous strain on relationships, possibly leaving a heroin user separated, divorced, or without any significant social support. As with almost all drugs, the spectre of a fatal overdose is also always looming. Despite the severity of these negative consequences, however, it is possible to overcome a heroin use disorder with the help of a dedicated substance abuse treatment centre.
Types of treatment for heroin addiction offered at The Manor Clinic
Located in Southampton, this 14-bed centre supplies high quality treatment to people who are struggling with addictions to substances and co-occurring mental health disorders. With en-suite rooms that are accessible to individuals with limited mobility and treatment methods and modalities that are proven effective in helping adults break free from chemical dependency, this centre is where lives are transformed for the better.
The team of professionals who deliver treatment at The Manor Clinic go above and beyond to help patients reach their recovery goals and are able to do so because of their expertise in treating people battling the disease of addiction. Respect for the dignity of each person entrusted into our care is revered, and the therapeutic experience at this centre is focused solely on the needs of each patient.
When an individual elects to receive care at The Manor Clinic, the following methods of treatment can be incorporated into an individual’s personally tailored treatment plan, whether they are embarking on a 28, 14 or 7-day programme:
- Medically assisted detox
- Medication management
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family support
- Experiential therapy
If you or someone you care about is in need of effective heroin addiction treatment, look no further than The Manor Clinic. Our staff are available to answer any questions that you or your loved one may have, and we are happy to help you determine if our centre is where the next and sober chapter in your life can commence.
At The Manor Clinic, a healthier, substance-free future awaits.
Helping a loved one get treatment for heroin addiction
If your friend or family member is wrestling with a heroin use disorder, there are a number of steps you can take to aid them on their journey towards recovery. Consider the following:
- Learn about the signs and symptoms of heroin use and overdose. By learning about the drug and the effects it has on those who misuse it, you can prepare yourself to be a strong ally in their fight for sobriety
- Research the treatment options available at The Manor Clinic
- Continue working on your relationship with them. Heroin addiction can drive a powerful wedge between those who use heroin and their support system, so it is important to try your best to make sure your relationship remains intact.
- It can be beneficial to share your concerns about their heroin use, but try your best to do so in a patient, non-judgemental, and loving manner. Keep in mind their journey to health may not occur at the pace you are hoping for.
- When they decide to enter treatment, do all you can to support their transition. For some people, this may look like setting up appointments with admissions staff and accompanying your friend or family member to those appointments. For other people, it may be arranging transportation, childcare, meals, or any combination of the above
- Take care of yourself. Keep up with your hobbies, and seek out the support of friends and family. It may also be helpful to join a support group for people whose friends or family members are struggling with heroin addiction