Heroin Addiction Rehab & Treatment
At Lumion, our mission is to offer hope and lasting relief to those who are suffering from heroin addiction, and all types of opioid addiction.
With the use of heroin on the rise in the US, more people are experiencing the many negative health effects that occur from repeated use. Perhaps most alarming is the increasing incidence of heroin use among young adults.
The use of heroin and other opioids stimulates the “reward center” of the brain, causing the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine, a naturally occurring pleasure provider. Beyond the immediate “rush” of pleasure following heroin use, flushing of the skin, dry mouth, and a heavy feeling in the extremities may also be felt. After the initial effects, heroin users will usually be drowsy for several hours; mental function is clouded; heart function slows; and breathing is also severely slowed, sometimes enough to be life-threatening.
- Generally, dependence on, or abuse of heroin has doubled in the past decade.
- The growing trend in heroin use has been driven largely by those in the 18-25 age range.
- Heroin use among children 12-17 is declining – thankfully.
Regular heroin use can lead to a variety of physical problems, including: insomnia, constipation, lung complications, depressed respiration, nausea, sexual dysfunction, and clouded thinking.
Opiates and Heroin Addiction has been a growing problem coinciding with the rise of narcotic analgesic prescription pill abuse.
Long-Term Effects of Heroin Use
We have made great strides in the treatment of chemical addiction, using: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Medications, our TMS affiliate experts work with, existential therapy, spiritual therapy, individual therapy, family/relational therapy.
The repeated use of heroin will cause significant changes in the physical structure and physiology of your brain. These changes can lead to alterations in the firing of neurons and the production of important hormones, both of which may be irreversible. Long-term heroin use also leads to profound degrees of tolerance and physical dependence.
The ongoing use of heroin will cause:
- Infectious disease (e.g., HIV, hepatitis B and C)
- Collapsed veins
- Bacterial infections
- Infection of heart lining and valves
- Arthritis and other rheumatological problems
- Liver and kidney disease
The mental health care professionals and chemical dependency specialists at Lumion Center utilize Addiction Therapists, Addiction Medicine Physicians, Executive Coaches, Drug Testing, and Spiritual Therapists to help change the lives of people suffering from substance use disorders.
Located in Beverly Hills, California, the doctors and staff at Lumion Center are experts in behavioral therapy and medication management, offering a supportive therapeutic environment and personalized treatment plan for heroin addiction that addresses your unique symptoms, as well as any underlying mental health issues that may be contributing to your condition.
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