Heroin is an opiate derived from the seeds of the Asian opium poppy. The drug usually comes in a powder form or a sticky substance known as black tar heroin. It is typically smoked, snorted, or injected and all three methods produce a fast and intense rush, known as a “high”.
In recent years, heroin use in the United States has been on the rise due to the increase in addiction to prescription opioids. People that become addicted to prescription drugs often switch to heroin because it is cheaper and easier to obtain. Heroin is an extremely addictive substance and often requires treatment at a residential rehabilitation center. If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, The Last Resort can help. We offer personalized, evidence-based treatment plans for men in Austin who are struggling with heroin addiction.
“The Last Resort helped me pick up the pieces of the broken life I had been living. After multiple failed attempts of trying to get sober through detoxes, other treatment facilities, and trying to work a program of recovery on my own, The Last Resort gave me the tools to live a recovered lifestyle.”
Heroin is a highly addictive substance that can be very difficult to stop using without professional help. At The Last Resort Recovery, we understand how heroin addiction can develop from prescription drug use. We also understand how heroin can affect the brain, and how withdrawal symptoms can perpetuate a cycle of addiction. That’s why our heroin addiction treatment program uses a combination of techniques and methods that are proven to help men obtain sobriety. Located on a 55-acre ranch in Smithville, Texas, The Last Resort offers several programs, such as:
Men in our residential addiction treatment program will receive a personalized plan combining programs listed above. These programs are designed to offer men a full continuum of care to help address all aspects of recovery and help discover healthy coping mechanisms. Additionally, these programs allow our men to form a brotherhood with other men, empowering them to develop support networks they can rely on to help maintain sobriety long after leaving our Central Texas rehab facility.
The first step to recovery is accepting you need help. If you or a loved is struggling with heroin addiction, contact The Last Resort Recovery. Our admission team will schedule some time to get to know you, identify the proper course of treatment for you, and answer any questions you may have.
Once admitted to our men’s rehab facility, you’ll receive a customized plan that includes evidence-based treatments, such as medical detox, therapy, and an exercise routine, that will help you overcome your addiction to heroin.
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Heroin addiction can be the next step for men who have grown dependent on prescription drugs and are seeking a cheaper, stronger alternative. Unfortunately, heroin abuse can have long-term and devastating effects on an individual’s life, as well as their loved ones. At The Last Resort Recovery, we offer comprehensive, evidence-based treatment to help men in the Greater Austin area overcome their addiction to heroin. To learn more about our programs, contact us today!
Heroin abuse can often be identified by unexplained weight loss, poor appearance, erratic mood swings, skin irritation and scarring, or isolation from friends, family, and responsibilities. If you or a loved one are showing any of these signs, contact our 24/7 Addiction Help Line to learn more about heroin abuse and how to get help.
Most people develop a heroin addiction by accident. Individuals who suffer from chronic pain may find relief from prescription drugs and painkillers. When access to these drugs is cut off or becomes expensive, many turn to heroin as a cheaper, stronger option. Because of its euphoria-inducing effects and intense withdrawal symptoms, heroin is a substance that is highly addictive.
Heroin use can cause a short rush that drives a user to crave more almost immediately. Additional effects of heroin include slow breathing, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, confusion, drowsiness, and impaired judgment.
When used for a long time, heroin can cause damaged teeth, inflamed gums, abscesses, liver disease, pulmonary complications, and even death as a result of overdose.