What do You Know About Heroin Addiction Treatment?
Heroin is an extremely addictive substance. Nearly one in four people who try this drug will become addicted to it. It’s no wonder, then, that it’s also one of the hardest drugs to quit.
Heroin comes from morphine, which is naturally derived from the poppy plant. These are opiates: chemicals that interact with the body’s opioid receptors.
Our brains actually produce natural opiates like endorphins, enkephalins, and dynorphins. These brain chemicals act as our body’s own “painkillers,” reducing the intensity and feelings of pain throughout the body.
But that’s the thing with pain. A lot of the pain we experience in life isn’t just physical – it’s emotional and mental and even spiritual. And if we don’t address these hidden pains, it may be easy to turn to opiate drugs for the pain relief they provide.
Heroin addiction treatment at The Sanctuary entails the following basic parts:
1. Heroin Detox
The first step in treating heroin use disorder is detoxification. Your body needs to physically “reset” so the cravings for heroin don’t get in the way of your recovery journey.
Detoxing from heroin is challenging. Withdrawal symptoms can be very uncomfortable and even dangerous – which is why it’s important to do so in professional care. Our partner hospital in Sedona, Arizona will make sure you detox safely and support you through the entire process. Then, you’re ready to begin your 30-day residential program at The Sanctuary.
2. Coming Back to Yourself
Trauma is stored in all parts of our being. Living with unresolved trauma eventually takes a toll on your nervous system. It’s always on high alert and you’re never able to fully relax. And, if you can’t relax, then you won’t be able to work on healing.
The Sanctuary’s secluded, scenic location gives you the perfect space to unwind. You’ll start to reconnect with yourself by reconnecting with nature. Your body and mind can rest and simply be, perhaps for the first time since you can remember.
An organic, nutritious meal plan nourishes your brain back to a healthy state balance. Your body slowly starts to find its natural rhythm. You’ll breathe fresh air, be immersed in nature, and find moments of relief and calm. All of this is actually the first step towards getting better.
3. Healing Your Deepest Traumas
The next step in your recovery is uncovering and addressing the source of your addictive patterns. Heroin addiction doesn’t appear on its own: something causes us to turn to drugs as an escape. That unresolved trauma is at the root of unwanted behavior and is what we focus on healing during this process.
Holistic heroin addiction treatment means our program focuses on caring for all aspects of your being. The clinical, scientific, energetic, and physical therapies you’ll participate in each have equal importance in your healing journey. And most importantly, they’re integrated for maximum effectiveness.
Trauma healing is vulnerable work, but you won’t have to do anything you’re not ready for. Our therapists are dedicated to making treatment as inclusive as possible, respecting your cultural and religious or spiritual background. We take extra care to make sure you’re comfortable at all times.
We want you to get the most out of your time in rehab that you possibly can. That’s why your treatment plan is completely personalized to you and adjusted as you progress through the program.
4. Finding Lifelong Freedom From Heroin Addiction
You’re not alone in your fight against heroin addiction. In the last decade alone, the number of people using and addicted to heroin has steadily increased. And this isn’t just because it’s becoming cheaper and easier to find. It’s because our society is shifting.
There are more mental health disorders today than ever before. Our world is brimming with trauma, and people are feeling that pain. And heroin is one way out of that pain; one way to escape the trauma – even if it’s only for a moment.
From 2000 to 2015, more than half a million people died from drug overdoses. Six out of ten drug overdose deaths involved an opioid. In 2017, and again in 2018, the opioid crisis was declared a nationwide Public Health Emergency.
“Something keeps a person going back,” says The Sanctuary’s founder Dean Taraborelli, “and we have to get to that root or else we’re going to be stuck in the cycle of using or spending time thinking about not using. Either way that’s taking me from what I want to do with my life.”
Don’t let heroin steal another moment of your life. Rediscover your joy, your passion, and your purpose. A full, heroin-free life awaits.
Contact us today to learn more about our non-12-Step heroin addiction treatment.
He is the Founder, Administrator, Counselor at the Sanctuary at Sedona. He has a BA in Political Science and is currently Senior teaching staff at Four Winds Society, an international school of energy medicine. His credentials also include being an Ordained Minister; a Certified Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitator; a Founding Member Society for Shamanic Practitioners; a Member of Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology; a Member of the National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies. [email protected]
He is the Founder, Administrator, Counselor at the Sanctuary at Sedona.