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Learn more about heroin addiction treatment at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
Heroin is a powerful opioid that has seen a sharp increase in use in recent years. Unfortunately, due to the widespread opioid abuse crisis in the United States, many have started using heroin after increased regulations made prescription painkillers more expensive and harder to secure for illicit use. Perhaps even more troubling is the mounting death toll due to inadvertent heroin overdose. Now more than ever, heroin is being cut with other dangerous substances that pose immediate harm to the user.
At Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, we offer specialized care to address the unique challenges associated with heroin use. Let our compassionate, experienced staff guide you towards a path of recovery and a future free from heroin use.
Helping A Loved One
Helping a loved one or family member get treatment for heroin addiction
If a friend or family member is abusing heroin, you may not know how to help them. As you witness heroin’s damaging effects take their toll on your loved one, you may feel a mix of emotions like frustration, fear, anger, and worry. But know that you can play a critical role in helping your loved one get the help they need. As you consider ways to offer support, the following information can help point you in the right direction:
- You may have heard about heroin addiction in the news, but take some time to do your own research. Gaining a better understanding of this form of addiction will foster a greater sense of empathy for what your loved one is experiencing.
- Explore treatment options in your loved one’s area that offer specialized programming for heroin and/or opioid abuse. Contact these facilities to ask any questions you have about their services.
- As you gear up to share what you’ve learned with your loved one, remember that you likely have some challenging conversations ahead of you. Do your best to listen to your loved one without judgment, and maintain a calm, supportive, and encouraging tone.
Offering support to someone else can be exhausting, so throughout this time, you should also be mindful of your own health and well-being. In order to be available to best support your loved one, be sure to engage in healthy self-care activities that feed your mind, body, and spirit.
Why Consider Conway
Why consider heroin addiction treatment at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
All forms of drug abuse can pose threats to your physical, mental, and emotional health. But heroin’s often unknown chemical makeup, combined with its highly addictive properties, poses a significant risk of overdose with each use.
If you or someone you care about needs professional treatment services to address heroin addiction, Conway can help. Our specialized programming can assist you in safely and comfortably ridding your mind and body of harmful substances, and progressing in recovery. Let us help you reclaim control of your life and work towards a drug-free future.
Types of Treatment
Types of heroin addiction treatment offered at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, located in Conway, Arkansas, provides treatment for adults who are suffering from mental and behavioral health concerns. Our treatment center offers a respite from the stresses of daily life, with care offered in a serene, calming environment. Here, patients feel the utmost sense of comfort as they start their journey to wellness.
If you or a loved one is battling an addiction to heroin, Conway Behavioral Health Hospital is an optimal environment in which to begin the recovery process. We recognize that addiction affects each person differently and that everyone deserves to have all of their needs addressed. For this reason, we provide individualized treatment plans for each patient in our care, which may include the following:
Detoxification: If you have heroin, alcohol, or other substances in your system, you may receive detox services prior to starting the therapeutic aspects of treatment. Our staff will assess your need for detoxification at the time of your admission.
Medical care: Should any medical concerns arise during your time at Conway, we have physicians, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and registered nurses (RNs) on staff to provide medical services.
Medication management: If you are suffering from symptoms of a mental health disorder in addition to an addiction to heroin, our staff will assess you to determine whether medication may be beneficial. Patients who are prescribed medication will receive medication management services as needed.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy sessions allow you to process the challenges and successes that you experience while recovering from heroin addiction. These one-on-one meetings with a therapist occur at least once during your time in inpatient treatment, but you have the option to request additional meetings when needed.
Group therapy: There are a minimum of four group therapy sessions held each day. Skills rehearsal groups, psychoeducation groups, process groups, and recreational groups give you a chance to explore a holistic approach to recovery from heroin addiction. There are many topics covered in these groups, including:
- Distress tolerance skills
- Substance abuse
- Adapting leisure skills
- Medication management
- Emotional regulation skills
Family therapy: Family support can be extremely beneficial for those in recovery from heroin addiction. At Conway, licensed therapists and counselors lead family therapy sessions once a week. During this time, you and your loved ones can process how your addiction has impacted the family unit and begin to repair relationships.
Continuing care after inpatient treatment for heroin addiction
Inpatient treatment for heroin addiction is meant to be a short-term experience, typically lasting around seven days. This level of care allows for stabilization and alleviation of crises so that patients can move to less intensive programming. Because your time in inpatient care is so minimal, it is important that you have a plan in place for when you’re ready to discharge.
On your first day of programming at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, your treatment team will begin creating a discharge plan that will serve as a guide for when your time in inpatient care comes to an end. Your treatment team will find resources and continuing care options that will be of greatest benefit to you. Depending on the severity of your symptoms and where you are in your recovery, you may receive a recommendation to participate in one of Conway’s step-down levels of care, partial hospitalization programming (PHP) or intensive outpatient programming (IOP). Your treatment team will also provide you with other resources, which may include referrals to outside treatment providers and information on support groups in your area.
In choosing to come to Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you are making a decision to better your future. Call us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you or your loved one.