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Heroin Rehab Treatment Center

Steps Recovery Center recognizes how vital the mind, body, and spirit are in their connection to the whole person. We take a holistic approach to treating heroin addiction that includes treating the whole person, and find that it tends to be more successful, especially since heroin addiction can affect every aspect of a person’s life. With a customized and individualized program, a holistic approach just makes sense. It affords an opportunity to meet the patient’s physical and psychological needs and allows them to engage physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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Information on Heroin

Heroin is an opioid drug derived from morphine, an organic substance taken from the seed pod of several opium poppy plants grown in Mexico, Colombia, Southwest, and Southeast Asia. This drug comes in the form of white or brown powder or a black substance called black tar heroin. People who use this drug either sniff, snort, smoke, or inject it. Those seeking an extra rush mix heroin with crack cocaine, known as “speedballing.”  

This drug quickly enters a person’s system and attaches itself to opioid receptors on cells located in various areas, particularly those involved in feelings of pleasure and pain. Furthermore, it can control a person’s breathing, sleeping, and heart rate.

What Makes Heroin Dangerous?

Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs available, and a person faces a high risk of overdose or death from using it. Moreover, it contains additives, such as starch, powdered milk, or sugar, which can clog up one’s blood vessels, resulting in permanent liver, kidneys, lungs, or brain damage. Some people share drug injection equipment with others, increasing their risk of contracting HIV or hepatitis. 

Someone may be undergoing a heroin overdose if they experience the following:

  • Their body goes limp
  • Their face turns extremely pale
  • Their fingernails or lips turn blue or purple
  • They vomit or make gurgling sounds
  • They go unconscious
  • They’re unable to talk
  • Their breathing or heartbeat slows down

Heroin withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Severe muscle and bone pain
  • Sleep problems
  • Restlessness
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Cold flashes
  • Uncontrollable leg shaking
  • Intense heroin cravings

Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Heroin and Mental Health Conditions

Most individuals with a heroin addiction also have an underlying mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and more. Those who suffer from co-occurring addiction and mental illness usually struggle with poor concentration, low motivation, and social anxiety. Some people stay at an inpatient dual diagnosis treatment center and receive professional help tailored to their needs. 

Staff members are trained in both addiction counseling and psychotherapy, so they know how to address the challenges of going through rehab while dealing with a severe psychiatric disorder.

High-quality dual diagnosis treatment centers offer the following:

  • Intensive psychotherapy to address the root cause of the person’s mental health conditions
  • Neuropsychological testing to create a specialized treatment plan that prioritizes a patient’s needs
  • Peer group therapy to help the patient form healthy relationships and develop new coping strategies
  • Motivational support that incorporates therapeutic approaches, such as Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Behavioral modification therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Opiate replacement therapy with prescribed medications to treat withdrawal symptoms and maximize the chances of long-term success
  • Antidepressants to correct chemical imbalances, restore healthy energy levels, and elevate mood
  • Counseling and family education to build a supportive home environment
  • Alternative therapies, such as yoga, mindfulness meditation, art or exercise therapy, and more

A combination of different treatment modalities can help a person combating addiction, and mental illness reclaim their life.

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Nathan Frame

28 weeks ago

Steps Recovery is the place you go if you want a caring and understanding program. They have helped me gain knowledge about myself and what I want/need to do. The staff there can relate and help you through core issues and they push you to do better because being in this program you know you can do big and amazing things. Also the therapists there are awesome and walk with you through struggles of life and give you the tools you truly need. Overall this place is an amazing opportunity and you’d be missing out on a lot if you chose to not at least try this program.
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Shaylesa Stulce

46 weeks ago

Steps Recovery in St. George has been amazing! I’m so excited to use the tools that I’ve learned here! The staff is amazing, and very understanding! I would recommend them to anyone struggling with addiction!
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Adam Kelly

47 weeks ago

What I liked most about my time at Steps is the atmosphere that was presented during my whole stay. I have done a lot of treatment centers and this one is by far the one I have felt I gained the most from. I would highly recommend Steps to anybody struggling with addiction!
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Gary Hanson

47 weeks ago

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Natalie Painter

Jan 1, 2019

The staff and facility is amazing- Couldn’t ask for anything better. The program is well rounded with rec activities, equine therapy, gender therapy, group therapy, individual and couples therapy, and also attends various 12 Step support groups such as AA or NA. They also have family therapy and processing with options for individual settings or in a group. These help families understand what their loved ones who suffer from addiction is going through and how to support them, and also gives them their own support system.
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BRIAN MEYER

Nov 13, 2018

This place saved my life! The therapists were very helpful, friendly and really cared about the clients wellbeing. The tech’s were alway helpful with meds and anything that was needed. House manager was amazing, had high expectations on job duties, and kept a very clean organized atmosphere. Food was always amazing. I never went hungry! The information and skills that I have learned and applied to my life are priceless. If you’re not willing to put forth the work to change your life this is not your place, but if you are this is the first Step to take. I Love everyone at Steps. Thank you for all your help
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Matthew Cromar

Aug 10, 2018

I’d been to other recovery centers before but this one was the best, it stuck because I was willing to do the work, and with the help I received from staff I am now celebrating a year of sobriety in a couple of days. Update; I’m now 18 months sober as of yesterday and I still keep in touch with my steps family. The lessons I learned at steps will stick with me for the rest of my life. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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