The first step towards heroin addiction treatment is choosing a rehabilitation center. A right treatment center will provide residential treatment, detox, community support, outpatient treatment and more. A right rehabilitation center not only provides treatment to addicts, that also supports and counsel family and friends of the patient.
Some treatment centers also offer additional treatment modules like Yoga Therapy, Equine Therapy for mental and emotional recovery of patients.
Residential or Outpatient Treatment Center
In a residential treatment center patient stays in treatment house and his/her progress is monitored round the clock. The patient does not get in touch with the people outside which helps him/her not to relapse. An inpatient rehab program usually ranges from 30 days to 90 days.
You can also choose an outpatient treatment center if you want to continue your job or have time constraint. Outpatient is also a cost effective option but less effective in comparison to residential treatment.
Detox from heroin is a long and tough process, withdrawal effects could be severe such as flu, chills and goose bumps. One can experience withdrawal symptoms for weeks depends on the use of the heroine. During detox one needs to be monitored by medical experts.