Heroin Addiction Treatment
Heroin Addiction Treatment in Beautiful Phuket
People with heroin addiction need specialised treatment because it’s almost impossible to stop on their own.
If you or a loved one are struggling with heroin dependence, it’s important to get help. You can’t do this alone and it takes a great deal of help and support to stop using heroin.
If you feel fearful at the prospect of heroin addiction treatment, be assured – it’s normal. At our heroin addiction rehab in Thailand, you will get time out from all your problems and the stresses of life so you’ll be able to focus on getting well.
Heroin addiction treatment in our luxury rehab in Thailand is an excellent choice to start your journey to freedom from heroin addiction in a safe and confidential environment.
At Miracles Asia, our highly qualified addiction specialists are dedicated to providing you with personalised and comprehensive treatment.
Our addiction treatment center in Thailand will help you overcome your heroin addiction and get your life back on track so that you can begin living life again, drug free.
What is Heroin?
Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive drug processed from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of certain varieties of poppy plants. It is typically sold as a white or brownish powder that is “cut” with sugars, starch, powdered milk, or quinine. Heroin can be a white or brown powder, or a black sticky substance known as black tar heroin. Other common names for heroin include H, horse, hell dust and smack.
Pure heroin is a white powder with a bitter taste that predominantly originated in South America and, to a lesser extent, from Southeast Asia, and dominates U.S. markets.
Highly pure heroin can be snorted or smoked and may be more appealing to new users because it eliminates the stigma associated with injection drug use.
“Black tar” heroin is sticky like roofing tar or hard like coal and is predominantly produced in Mexico. The dark color associated with black tar heroin results from crude processing methods that leave behind impurities. Impure heroin is usually dissolved, diluted, and injected into veins, muscles, or under the skin.
Side Effects of Opioids & Signs of Addiction
Heroin enters the brain rapidly and binds to opioid receptors on cells located in many areas, especially those involved in feelings of pain and pleasure and in controlling heart rate, sleeping, and breathing.
Once heroin enters the brain, it is converted to morphine and binds rapidly to opioid receptors. People who use heroin typically report feeling a surge of pleasurable sensation, or euphoria — a “rush.” The intensity of the rush is a function of how much drug is taken and how rapidly the drug enters the brain and binds to the opioid receptors.
With heroin, the rush is usually accompanied by a warm flushing of the skin, dry mouth, and a heavy feeling in the extremities. Nausea, vomiting, and severe itching may also occur.
After the initial effects, users usually will be drowsy for several hours; mental function is clouded; heart function slows; and breathing is also severely slowed, sometimes enough to be life-threatening. Slowed breathing can also lead to coma and permanent brain damage.
Repeated heroin use changes the physical structure and physiology of the brain, creating long-term imbalances in neuronal and hormonal systems that are not easily reversed.
Studies have shown some deterioration of the brain’s white matter due to heroin use, which may affect decision-making abilities, the ability to regulate behavior, and responses to stressful situations.
Heroin also produces profound degrees of tolerance and physical dependence. Tolerance occurs when more and more of the drug is required to achieve the same effects. With physical dependence, the body adapts to the presence of the drug, and withdrawal symptoms occur if use is reduced abruptly.
However, there are other common effects, including:
Warm flushing of the skin
Heavy feeling in the arms and legs
Nausea and vomiting
Clouded mental functioning
Being ‘on the nod’, a state of going from being conscious to semiconscious
Opioid Addiction Rehab in Thailand
If any of the above information has been helpful to you and if you would like to get help for yourself or a loved one, Miracles Asia on the beautiful island of Phuket may just be the opioid addiction treatment in Thailand that you are looking for.
Having made the decision that you, or a loved one, needs help, all that’s needed is to call and make an appointment for a no-obligation, free assessment.
At Miracles Asia, we know how to help you. You deserve recovery. We understand recovery and how life can be so much better without the use of heroin.
We will give you the ‘tools’ to start you on that all important journey to living your best life without the need for any mood-altering substances.
Call for a no-obligation, free assessment with a trained specialist.
Continuing Care After You Leave Treatment for Heroin Addiction
We understand that early recovery from heroin addiction can be a stressful time. While you’re in treatment in Thailand, you don’t have to think about life after addiction rehab. You’re cocooned in the safety of the treatment center where your every need is catered for. So, returning back to life at home can seem daunting.
We know how it goes, and so Miracles Asia takes your continuing care very seriously.
Your 90-day treatment program at Miracles Asia doesn’t stop after you leave heroin addiction rehab.
After your time in residential care, you’ll stay connected through our after-care online program for two further months – and longer if necessary.
The aftercare support program will keep you in regular contact with your counselor who will see you for one-to-one sessions by Zoom. These sessions are important so that we can check in to make sure you’re still on-track in your recovery and if you’re experiencing any issues we can problem solve together.
Not only will you have one-to-one counselling, but also our ongoing group counseling sessions will keep you connected to your peer group, some of whom you may form life-long attachments with.
The group sessions are kept deliberately small in number. A group therapy session lasts around 120 minutes and is taken by a counselor who you will probably know from your time in residential care.
The experienced group facilitator’s job is to check in with you all and spend time making sure you’re on track with your recovery. You may have questions and the facilitator will be happy to answer questions and provide the necessary psychoeducation and relapse prevention planning.
We make sure you’re getting the best possible support as you ease back in to your community back home. Miracles’ group therapy is a key part of your ongoing progress. It’s helpful to keep you on the right track to living the life you deserve, clean and sober a day at a time.
Our online group counseling is available at assigned times during the week to cater for you wherever you are in the world after you leave heroin treatment rehab.
Relapse prevention is a steep learning curve and we will support you, making sure the best care continues.
Maybe you have questions about what to do, or how to go about life in general. For these reasons and more, our case-managers will stay in touch and help you manage your early few months in recovery.
Research shows that the longer the recovering person stays connected to a treatment program, the better the outcome i.e. the longer he or she works alongside professional counselors, therapists, recovery coaches etc, the better the chance of long-term recovery from heroin addiction.
We take your treatment plan very seriously and want the best for you, so for that reason we know it’s important to stay in touch. You deserve the best chance at living your best life.
We are so convinced that our program works that if you are able to spend three months with us and then suffer the pain of relapse within one year of leaving Miracles Asia, we’ll treat you for a month for free. That’s how much faith we have in our drug addiction treatment program at Miracles Asia. We know how important your recovery is and we will do our best to make sure that you get what you deserve – a good life, full of happiness and freedom from using.
Living an addiction-free life is absolutely possible and we at Miracles Asia are proof of that ourselves. We know what it’s like to recover.
Call our toll-free number today and leave your worries behind. Get your life back: you deserve it!