Heroin Treatment

Heroin Addiction Treatment at Banyan Philadelphia

Heroin is a very addictive substance that can have serious long-term health effects. This drug is an illicit narcotic that is derived from morphine. The extreme euphoric feelings one feels from heroin can cause a quick dependence. Those who are addicted to prescription pills may turn to heroin to experience the same high as this drug is cheaper and often more accessible.

A heroin addiction can completely take over one’s life, causing their body to deteriorate, as well as their wellbeing. If you or your loved one is suffering from heroin addiction, professional treatment is needed for effective change before it’s too late. Our drug rehab in Philadelphia provides customized heroin addiction treatment. We explain what one can expect during treatment and how to know when help is needed.

What are the Signs of Heroin Addiction?

Just like any addiction, if you or your loved one has a physical dependence to heroin, this can be a major long-term health issue. When you keep going back for more and don’t have the power to quit, effective treatment is needed. The signs of heroin addiction include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Flushed skin or constant itching
  • Slurred speech
  • Small pupils
  • Paraphernalia such as spoons and metal pipes lying around
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Muscle aches
  • Physical appearance and deteriorating hygiene
  • Needing heroin just to feel normal

A heroin addiction essentially takes the life out of a person and you will easily be able to tell when help is needed. Watch out for open sores on the body and weight loss. Once you notice the signs and symptoms of heroin addiction, it’s time to seek professional help.

Customized Care at Banyan

At Banyan Treatment Center, we provide heroin treatment in Philadelphia that is completely customized to meet each patient’s needs and recovery goals. Patients can expect to receive a full medical assessment upon admission, to best determine the level of care that will be needed. Some patients will need a partial hospitalization setting or even an intensive outpatient program in order to overcome the addiction. A medically monitored detox may be necessary in order for the withdrawal symptoms to be managed. The treatment process will definitely come with ups and downs and our supportive staff here at Banyan will guide patients throughout the entire journey. Patients will be able to engage in therapy sessions that will help them understand why they may have formed a heroin addiction in the first place.

When a patient successfully completes heroin treatment at our drug rehab in Philadelphia, the support does not end. We work with each patient to establish a strong foundation for long-lasting recovery and we will always provide patients with the best resources in the recovery community. If you are battling a heroin addiction, it’s time to get the help you deserve. Contact Banyan Treatment Center today to learn more about the different levels of care we provide.

Related Readings

What is Heroin and How Does Someone Start Using It?

Are Prescription Opiates as Addictive as Heroin?

The Different Types of Heroin

The Dangers of Black Tar Heroin


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