Medications for Heroin Addiction Treatment
Heroin rehab treatments can be more complex than just how long you spend there and who you talk to about your addiction struggles. It often might include a medication side to it too. The goal is to help prevent drug cravings that might come after treatment due to difficult situations. There are a few drugs you can expect your doctor may prescribe you:
Methadone works to weaken the “high” that could occur on different routes to the brain. This aims to prevent the heroin withdrawal effects from occurring. Buprenorphine can stop the drug cravings without recreating the scary side effects other opioids may cause. Naltrexone, while not being addictive or sedating, can block the actions of drugs like heroin and not leave you physically dependent on it. When taking any one of these drugs in order to move off a drug, you should pay attention to all of the potential side effects and impact they might have on your life. Naltrexone is a good example since patients have been noted to have trouble complying with their treatment. It’s why working with a doctor can be the best way to end your heroin addiction in the long run.
Paying for Heroin Addiction Treatment
Many people put off going to heroin addiction treatment because of many different factors. A major factor is that they feel the rehab will cost too much. This couldn’t be farther from the truth, especially if you have medical insurance. Some facilities will cover up to 100% of your heroin addiction treatment. When you call us we can work quickly to verify your insurance benefits and will even advocate for our patients to their insurance providers, ensuring that you are getting the most out of your health insurance benefits. When you call us we will start this process immediately so that you are not on the streets seeking treatment any longer.
Aftercare Services: Never Going Back
Potentially, the greatest challenge after leaving heroin rehab will be returning to your hometown and remaining sober. Unfortunately, relapse happens but this should not discourage you, many people relapse before truly finding sobriety. If you have the right support system in place you may not have any trouble staying sober. A great resource for maintaining your sobriety are aftercare services. At Monarch Shores, your counselor will work to find outpatient programs in your hometown and do the leg work so all you have to do is show up when you return home.
We will also find support groups in your area and provide meeting schedules for you to take full advantage of. Also, some patient’s may need to see a therapist to continue heeling old wounds from the past or to work on any mental illnesses they may have. Our counselors will find therapists in your area that work with your insurance provider so you can continue receiving the care that you need.
With others around you, you can gain the strength you need for a full and permanent recovery. We want to be a part of your recovery journey to make sure that you stay a sober and live a happy, fulfilling life after rehab.