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Heroin Addiction Therapy

Heroin and opioid addiction are serious conditions that can have devastating consequences for individuals, families, and communities. However, with the right treatment, recovery is possible. At the Trauma Therapy Center, we specialize in heroin and opioid addiction treatment, and we offer a variety of evidence-based therapies to help our clients achieve lasting recovery.

Start your recovery today. Explore heroin addiction therapy options, online or in-person, in West Palm Beach.

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Our team of experienced and qualified professionals includes therapists who are certified in:

These therapies are effective in treating addiction, and they can help you identify and change the negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that contribute to your addiction.

We understand that choosing the right heroin or opioid addiction treatment program is a difficult decision. Clinicians at the Trauma Therapy Center have extensive training in treating heroin use as well as personal and professional experience in healing trauma that leads to drug use. During your first session, one of our experienced therapists will assess your needs and help you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

What Is Heroin?

Heroin is an opioid made from morphine, which comes from the poppy plant. Heroin comes in the form of a white or brown powder that can be inhaled, injected, or smoked. Heroin is a Schedule I drug, which means it is highly addictive and has no medical use.

The use of heroin causes physical dependence, which means the person needs to continue using it for their body to function properly or they will go into withdrawal.

Any amount of heroin can cause an overdose or death.

Heroin can have negative physical effects such as:

If you or someone you know may be experiencing a heroin addiction ask for professional help. Heroin addiction is incredibly dangerous and even the smallest dose can lead to death.

Signs and Symptoms of a Heroin Addiction

The clinical term for heroin addiction is opioid use disorder.

Symptoms of opioid use disorder include:

Some signs that can alert you of a heroin addiction include:

If you notice any of these signs or symptoms in yourself or anyone you know it is important to seek professional help. Heroin addiction is difficult to overcome but with the right professional support, it is possible.

Risk Factors and Causes of Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction is caused by both genetic and environmental factors. A family history of drug or alcohol addiction can increase the risk of a substance use disorder like heroin addiction.

Based on my personal and clinical experience, I believe that the use and addiction to heroin is a coping skill after trauma. When someone goes through an intense traumatic experience, their bodies and brains are overwhelmed. At times, substances, like heroin, are the only coping skill that is available to the individual. Learning healthy coping skills and forming connections with others in recovery are the pillars of heroin addiction recovery.

Heroin Addiction Damaging Effects on Vital Organs

Signs It’s Time for Heroin Addiction Treatment

The only sign you need for heroin addiction treatment is the negative consequences of heroin use. Heroin addiction is a serious and life-threatening condition. However, with treatment, it is possible to overcome and live a life free of substance addiction.

Types of Treatment Available for Heroin Addiction

Types of treatment available for heroin addiction include:

For most people, a combination of these different types of treatment is the most effective for overcoming heroin addiction. Talk to your therapist about your options and create a recovery plan that works best for you.

The Benefits of Heroin Treatment

The benefits of heroin addiction treatment include:

My clients share that their lives completely changed after heroin addiction treatment. They report the need to use has gone away, increased feelings of satisfaction from life without drug use, and improved relationships with friends and family.

Benefits of Heroin Addiction Therapy

If you or someone you know is struggling with heroin or opioid addiction, please contact us today to talk to one of our best therapists. We are here to help you achieve lasting recovery from heroin addiction in West Palm Beach.

Page Modified on Mar 3, 2024 by Liz Chelak (Trauma Therapist)

The information on this website is to provide a general information. In no way does any of the information provided reflect a definitive treatment advice. It is important to consult a best in class trauma counselor in WPB regarding ANY questions or issues. A thorough evaluation should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call your local trauma therapist, to schedule a assessment.