A potent drug in the opioid family, heroin is a powerful and highly-addictive substance. Opioids are a class of drugs that are derived from the poppy plant. When ingested, opioids like heroin act as a central nervous system depressant, meaning heroin reduces the activity of the central nervous system. The result is that ingestion of heroin produces feelings of relaxation and pleasure, and if a person continues to abuse heroin, she may develop heroin use disorder. An addiction to heroin is one that is quite difficult to overcome without the help of experienced professionals. With help from a professional heroin addiction rehab and treatment center, this type of addiction can become a thing of the past.
At The Rose of Newport Beach, we believe that overcoming heroin use disorder should be a battle no woman fights alone. Since we first opened our doors to our addiction treatment center and rehab, our multidisciplinary team has provided quality care for women with heroin use disorders, and we are committed to the goal of giving each woman the best possible chance to live a substance-free life.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Heroin Addiction Treatment
As damaging as a heroin use disorder can be to the individual using the substance, the disorder can be nearly as painful for the loved ones of those individuals. If your loved one is wrestling with a heroin use disorder, you are certainly aware of how painful this type of substance abuse problem can be. Part of the pain you may be feeling can be a belief that there is nothing you can do to help your loved one. Fortunately, there are always things you can do to help. Consider the following:
- Learn about the causes and effects of heroin use disorder. Heroin is a powerful and deadly substance, so the more you learn about it, the better equipped you will be to help your loved one.
- Learn about heroin addiction rehab and treatment centers. By researching treatment and rehabilitation options for your loved one, you can make a list of heroin addiction rehab centers that may be a good fit for her. Treatment center staff are happy to speak with you to discuss their treatment approach and can help you determine which centers may be a good fit for your loved one.
- Remain supportive of your loved one. Remember that she is in crisis, and you are likely one of her best sources of support. Try your best to keep lines of communication open with her, and share your concerns with her openly and nonjudgmentally.
- Once your loved one decides to enter treatment and rehab for her heroin abuse, present her with your list of potential treatment centers and walk with her through the process of admission into treatment and rehab. Help with logistics by setting up appointments, arranging for transportation, cooking meals, and her process of transitioning into treatment.
- Above all, continue taking care of yourself. It is important to continue eating healthy, exercising, and getting enough sleep. In addition, lean on your own support network. Seek out the help of family and friends, and make sure to set aside time for your own hobbies and other activities that rejuvenate you.
Why Consider Treatment at The Rose of Newport Beach
Those who abuse heroin can suffer catastrophic damage to their careers, social lives, and even bodies. Poor job performance, job loss, and subsequent financial difficulty is not uncommon, as is estrangement and strain on social relationships, possibly leading to separation, divorce, or loss of child custody. Heroin can also damage the body itself, causing organ damage, increasing one’s risk of contracting a disease through shared needles, and possibly even causing irreparable brain damage and cognitive impairment. Heroin is also just like any other drug in that those who use it are always under the threat of a potentially fatal overdose. The one piece of good news is that, with proper treatment at a dedicated heroin addiction rehab center such as The Rose of Newport Beach, it is often possible to overcome a heroin use disorder and minimize the danger of these negative consequences.
Types of Rehab and Treatment Offered at The Rose of Newport Beach
With specialized residential rehab and treatment designed by women for women, The Rose of Newport Beach is a world class provider of addiction and dual diagnosis treatment located in a serene beachside community in Orange County, California. Setting the standard of clinical excellence, The Rose of Newport Beach offers a host of proven effective therapeutic interventions and services in order to meet the varying needs of the women who seek us out for heroin addiction treatment and rehab. For more than 20 years, we have been providing truly transformative treatment, and have successfully helped countless women rediscover lives that are no longer compromised by the insidious cycle of substance abuse. Our staff at our addiction treatment and rehab center of dedicated professionals is composed of compassionate individuals who are not only highly qualified in their areas of specialty, but who also demonstrate unparalleled devotion to delivering exceptional care.
In choosing The Rose of Newport Beach as the place to seek rehab and treatment to break free from an addiction to heroin, you or your loved one will come to know what it truly means to be valued and cared for. The foundation of our programming is our dedication to preserving our clients’ dignity, respecting our clients and their privacy throughout treatment, and appreciating their complete lives. We take into consideration their family lives, cultures, value systems, and spiritual traditions in order to ensure that they are receiving the treatment and interventions that will benefit them for a lifetime. The following are among the variety of treatment and rehab methods that are often included into our clients’ individualized treatment plans at our heroin abuse center in order to fully treat each woman’s mind, body, and spirit when recovering from an addiction to heroin:
Medical detoxification: Cleansing one’s body of the harmful substances upon which one has become dependent is often the first step in the recovery process. For those who require this service, The Rose facilitates medical detox. Once the detoxification process is complete, clients are welcome to begin the therapeutic aspect of their recovery.
Medication management: Clients of The Rose of Newport Beach can expect to receive an initial psychiatric assessment within 72 hours of their arrival at our center. During this assessment, our onsite psychiatrist can determine if there is a need for medication to treat any co-occurring mental health concerns. Should a client require medication, our nursing staff and doctors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to monitor the safety and effectiveness of any medication that is prescribed.
Individual therapy: Women who are receiving treatment and rehab at The Rose of Newport Beach partake in individual therapy sessions twice per week. Our licensed marriage and family therapists and certified EMDR therapists lead these sessions, which allow clients to process their thoughts, feelings, and emotions in a personal and confidential environment.
Group therapy: There is much to be gained when women are able to find support and encouragement from others who truly know what it is like to battle addiction. For this reason, The Rose offers group therapy opportunities for six hours each day. During these sessions clients who are recovering from addictions to substances such as heroin will discuss and learn about the following topics:
- Family systems
- Sex and love
- Grief and loss
- Relapse prevention
Experiential therapy: Keeping true to our mission of providing truly holistic care, The Rose offers a variety of therapeutic options that help women heal in mind, body, and spirit. The following experiential therapies are offered at our center, and are available to all who choose to heal with us:
- Beach walks
- Art therapy
Family therapy: We understand that many of the important relationships in our clients’ lives have been impacted by their addictions, and we strive to heal those relationships while women receive treatment at our center. Each week, our staff facilitates a phone call with each client’s loved ones so that healing and recovery can occur among those in our clients’ primary support networks. Furthermore, we are proud to offer a monthly Family Program that allows the family members and friends of our clients to partake in the following activities over the course of two and a half days:
- Tours of The Rose
- Al-Anon meetings
- Alumni meetings
- Psychoeducation opportunities
- Meetings with case managers
- Process groups
If you or someone you care about is interested in learning more about the interventions and services described above, our staff is happy to speak with you or your loved one. At The Rose of Newport Beach, we are proud to offer the life-saving treatment and rehab that has helped countless women leave their addictions in the past.
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment at Our Addiction Center
When you choose to come to The Rose of Newport Beach for treatment and rehabilitation to recover from an addiction to heroin, the superior care that you will receive does not stop with our residential treatment center. Built into our programming are continuing care options that will both enhance your experience at our center and the skills you have learned while in treatment and rehab for your heroin addiction. Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) are specifically designed to help you become more confident in your ability to stay on the path of recovery, and our staff remains on-hand to assist you in achieving your treatment goals. We purposefully structure our treatment and rehab in this all-inclusive manner so that each and every women who entrusts us with her care at our addiction heroin center can experience the most favorable treatment outcomes.
The high level of support and guidance that you will receive while engaged in treatment and rehab for your heroin addiction extends right up until the time you are ready to leave our center and return home. Our addiction rehab center’s staff will work closely with you to determine the most appropriate follow-up and aftercare services so that you can continue to set and reach new goals long after leaving treatment for heroin addiction at The Rose of Newport Beach. We want to arm you with the resources you need to live the happy and healthy life that you deserve to be living.
To learn more about our treatment and rehab and how our addiction center’s staff can assist you in living a substance-free life, contact us at your convenience. At The Rose of Newport Beach, we can help you flourish into the empowered, sober woman we know you are capable of becoming.