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Heroin Addiction Treatment

Heroin addiction is a serious problem that can be difficult to overcome without the right help. Heroin addiction is a type of substance use disorder that involves the misuse of the drug heroin. Symptoms of heroin addiction may include intense cravings for the drug, increased tolerance to higher doses, difficulty controlling its use, and withdrawal symptoms if they attempt to quit. At Honu House Hawaii, we have dedicated programs with experienced addiction experts who offer specialized heroin addiction treatment plans tailored to the needs of those struggling with this fatal addiction. We use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational Interviewing, and an array of holistic therapies to help our clients beat heroin addiction. Our treatments provide individuals with the resources to sustain lasting sobriety and successful recovery. Through motivation and self-awareness, our clients build a strong foundation for hope, health, and long-term success in overcoming addiction.

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What is Heroin?

Heroin is an illegal opioid drug that is highly addictive and typically injected, snorted, or smoked. It is made from morphine, a naturally occurring substance in the seedpod of certain poppy plants.

What Type of Drug is Heroin?

Heroin is classified as an illegal opioid drug. It is made from morphine, a naturally occurring substance in the seedpod of certain poppy plants. Heroin is highly addictive and can be injected, snorted, or smoked.

What are the signs of a heroin overdose?

Heroin overdose can cause serious health problems and can be life-threatening. Signs of an overdose may include slowed or shallow breathing, blue lips and nails, pinpoint pupils, clammy skin, and convulsions. If you suspect someone has overdosed on heroin, seek immediate medical attention.

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What are the short- & long-term side effects of heroin use?

Using heroin can have both short-term and long-term side effects. Short-term effects may include a rush of euphoria, dry mouth, warm flushing of the skin, and clouded mental functioning. Long-term effects can include addiction, collapsed veins, heart infections, and liver and kidney disease, among others.

What are the treatments for heroin addiction?

There are several effective treatments available for heroin addiction. These include medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, as well as behavioral therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy and contingency management. In some cases, residential treatment or detoxification may be necessary before starting these treatments.

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