Heroin & Opiate Treatment

Miracles In Action provides heroin detox and treatment for heroin addiction in Burbank and Northridge, California.

Heroin and opioid addiction is a serious and complicated medical disorder that nearly always requires treatment. Withdrawal from opioid dependence is often life-threatening, and should be closely monitored by a professional. Physical and mental symptoms of opiate/opioid withdrawal often cause intense physical discomfort and mental anguish. Once detoxed from heroin and opiates/opioids, an individual should always seek addiction treatment from a licensed and accredited treatment center. Miracles In Action is licensed and accredited to provide opiate/opioid detox or treatment for heroin addiction in Burbank and Northridge, California.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the highest opioid overdose rates the U.S. has ever seen. In 2020, statistics show that over 92,000 people died of an opioid overdose, primarily fentanyl. Recently, researchers announced that over 100,000 people died of an opioid-related overdose in the period between April 2020 and April 2021. Their findings indicate that pandemic overdoses are still on the rise, and much more work is needed to overcome this problem.

Today, an estimated 3 million Americans have a heroin and opiate addiction. On average, 274 people die from an opiate overdose every day in the United States. Statistics show that only about 10% of people with an opiate addiction will receive proper treatment.

Problems Associated with Heroin Use

Heroin addiction is defined as a pattern of using that causes individuals to have problems controlling the amount they use, being mentally preoccupied with heroin (or opiates/opioids), continuing to use heroin even when it causes problems, needing to use increased amounts to get the same effect and/or having withdrawal symptoms when using stops.

Heroin Addiction and Withdrawal

Heroin withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person and can set in over a period of hours to days after an individual reduces use or stops using entirely. Signs and symptoms can include:

  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Runny nose
  • Muscle aches
  • Muscle cramping and spasms
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Dilated pupils
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Risks Associated with Prolonged Heroin and Opiate Addiction

Heroin and opiate addiction can cause serious health problems including:

  • Insomnia
  • Collapsed veins from IV use
  • Infection of the heart lining and valves
  • Abscesses at injection site
  • Constipation and stomach cramping
  • Liver and kidney disease
  • Lung complications, including pneumonia
  • Mental disorders such as depression and anxiety
  • Sexual dysfunction for men
  • Irregular menstrual cycles for women
  • HIV and hepatitis from shared needle use
  • Overdose and death

Miracles in Action Provides Treatment for Heroin Addiction

At Miracles In Action, we offer monitored outpatient detox, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient programs. Our guests will meet one-on-one with a counselor to make a treatment plan that fits their needs best. Our programs offer the latest evidence-based treatment practices solidly rooted in 12-step principles. Our treatment center is staffed by caring and compassionate licensed professionals who are in recovery themselves and have mastered the art of living sober.

How to Get Help

If you or someone you know is in need of treatment for heroin addiction, a compassionate counselor is waiting to answer all of your questions. Life in recovery is so much better than life in addiction; we can show you how. We’re just a phone call away.

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