Heroin Addiction

Heroin Addiction services offered in Denver and Wheat Ridge, CO

Heroin Addiction

Heroin isn’t as easy to obtain as opioids like oxycodone and other prescription painkillers, but its misuse affects millions across the United States. Visit Magnolia Medical Group if you’re one of the thousands in Denver or Wheat Ridge, Colorado, struggling with heroin addiction. The compassionate team welcomes anyone battling against heroin cravings using proven treatments to help them overcome their addiction. Call your nearest Magnolia Medical Group office today or request a consultation online for exceptional heroin addiction care. 

What is heroin addiction?

Heroin is an illegal opioid drug made from the opium poppy. It has potent euphoric properties but causes numerous adverse effects, many dangerous. Around one-third of deaths caused by opioid drugs involve heroin. People snort it, inject it, and mix it with other powerful opioids like fentanyl for a potentially lethal high.

Heroin is highly addictive, causing or contributing to many physical and mental health problems. Long-term heroin use causes your body to build a tolerance, meaning you need increasingly large quantities to produce the desired effect.

In time, you could become very sick from using heroin and/or overdose — more than 130,000 people died from heroin overdoses in the United States between 1999 and 2019.

How do I recover from heroin addiction?

The first step to recovery is recognizing your problem. When you accept you have a heroin addiction, you can see its devastating effects on your health, work, and home life. Asking for help at this point isn’t a weakness; it demonstrates great strength.

After deciding to address your heroin addiction, you should visit the Magnolia Medical Group team. They’ll design a personalized treatment program to give you the best chance of success.

Detox is an especially challenging aspect of heroin withdrawal, causing symptoms like:

  • Cold flashes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Body aches
  • Weakness and fatigue

Withdrawal also triggers intense heroin cravings that can be especially hard to resist. In addition, if you take heroin to self-medicate a mental health problem like depression or anxiety, your symptoms could worsen.

The Magnolia Medical Group team uses medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help patients overcome withdrawal. They give you medications like Suboxone® that reduce drug cravings while your addiction counselor uses behavioral therapies so you develop healthy coping skills.

Both individual and group counseling can be invaluable for patients struggling with heroin addiction.

Is heroin addiction recovery an inpatient program?

Inpatient addiction treatments are available, but some people do better in an outpatient setting. That means you can leave the clinic when you aren’t receiving treatments.

Many patients appreciate how convenient outpatient heroin addiction treatment is with the Magnolia Medical Group team. They boost your chances of success by helping you manage and avoid your triggers.

Call Magnolia Medical Group today or book an appointment online for compassionate support in beating heroin addiction.