If you suffer from heroin addiction, a medical detox program trained in the nuances of heroin detox is the first step toward a better life. Taking that step can be extremely difficult until you realize you’re not taking it alone. During the detox and subsequent residential treatment process, clients benefit from supportive staff members, medical experts, therapeutic counselors, and peers both in early recovery and long-term recovery. This team provides medical and clinical support each step of the way through our Texas heroin addiction treatment program.

Why Medical Heroin Detox Is Important

Man Consulting with Medical Professional During Heroin Detox Program

Medical heroin detox plays a crucial role in detoxing safely and a pivotal role in helping individuals take steps toward hope, health and healing. Heroin’s acute withdrawal symptoms are uncomfortable enough to cause many people to relapse. Santé Center for Healing’s medical detox helps to reduce your risk of relapse while ensuring you’re comfortable and safe throughout withdrawal.

Our professional heroin detox program offers peace of mind. Santé’s medical team is trained in helping clients cope with the symptoms of early heroin abstinence. These compassionate professionals help to reduce withdrawal symptoms while monitoring vitals, performing withdrawal assessments and providing general medical care. 

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. [Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration] MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates, but some address addiction to alcohol. Santé medications used in MAT are approved by the FDA; our customized treatment plans are clinically driven, medically informed and tailored to meet each individual’s needs. 

Signs of Heroin Withdrawal

Struggling with heroin dependence means significant withdrawal symptoms when attempting abstinence. Because the body has grown accustomed to having the drug in your system, it feels as though it cannot function without heroin.

Wanting to avoid these feelings of sickness, many people never quit heroin and stay captive within the life-threatening cycle of abuse. Others avoid quitting for as long as possible, waiting on some unidentified external consequence to be bad enough to prompt change. Equally impactful can be the paralyzing shame; this is not what anybody wanted for their life. 

Withdrawal symptoms depend on a number of factors, such as the amount used, potency, frequency, and consumption method.

Heroin withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Mental and emotional responses, such as agitation, depression and anxiety
  • Digestion issues, like abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Muscle aches
  • Sleeplessness
  • Sweating
  • Excessive yawning
  • Dilated pupils 

It’s better to experience and address these in a medical detox level of care like that which Santé Center for Healing offers. Our medical team is trained in helping clients cope with the symptoms of early drug abstinence. Medications may be given to decrease symptom severity and the risk for complications.  

What Should You Expect from Heroin Detox?

A professional heroin detox program uses methods that keep clients comfortable, address physical and psychological complications, and minimize relapse opportunities. When necessary, trained and caring medical staff can provide medications to help with troublesome symptoms. In medical detox, you don’t have to worry about secondary addictions, as the staff controls these medications.

It’s important to remember that detox is only the first step away from addiction towards life-affirming recovery. To truly experience lasting recovery, individuals need to actively participate in drug addiction treatment. Quality treatment involves an array of therapies used to uncover “the why” individuals began using drugs and provides coping skills to prevent returning to heroin abuse.

The most common types of addiction treatment therapy are behavioral therapies. These sessions usually include residential treatment or intensive outpatient including group therapy with peers in addictionfamily therapyindividual therapy, and educational sessions for relapse prevention.

Unless addiction is properly treated, the cycle of use, quitting, and relapse will continue. If individuals go through heroin detox without rehab, relapse is imminent. Heroin is life-threatening with each use. Located in Texas, Santé Center for Healing’s heroin addiction treatment program is a natural transition from detox to residential level of care where clients recognize why they initiated substance use and what their life’s possibilities are in long-term recovery. 

Choose Santé Center for Your Heroin Addiction Treatment

For 25 years, Santé Center for Healing in Argyle, Texas, has offered individuals and their families a long-term, clinical recovery continuum of care spanning more acute medical and clinical needs of detox to less acute therapeutic transitions or addiction treatment services. 

 

Often Santé’s first level of programming for our clients, our on-site medical detox is staffed by Santé’s medical team of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, certified addiction registered nurses and 24-hour nursing. They are trained in helping patients cope with the symptoms of early alcohol or drug abstinence. Santé’s medical experts understand how withdrawal works and why it’s so dangerous when individuals think they can do it alone. Without medical assistance and oversight, the symptoms are unpleasant and could even be life threatening. 

 

Santé’s compassionate professionals help to reduce withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, aches and pains, cold sweats, cravings, insomnia and restlessness. The medical team monitors vitals, performs withdrawal assessments, and provides general medical care. Medications may be given to decrease symptom severity and the risk for complications.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. [Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration] MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates, but some address addiction to alcohol. Santé medications used in MAT are approved by the FDA; our customized treatment plans are clinically driven, medically informed and tailored to meet each individual’s needs. 

Many of our clients have a dual diagnosis or poly-addiction. These complexities require a highly educated and experienced staff, a holistic approach, and individualized treatment plans that could include  psychological testing, 12-step recovery principles, EMDR, spirituality, shame resiliency, experiential therapies, nutritional counseling, and more.

Santé Center for Healing’s recovery continuum of care slowly and intentionally evolved and developed over the years based on research and studies indicating that participation in formal treatment and longer terms in treatment are consistently associated with better outcomes.   

Santé Center for Healing’s Levels of Care include:

  • Medical Detox
  • Residential
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Transitional Living
  • Family Programming
  • Individual Therapy and Medication Management
  • Intensive Workshops
  • Life-Long Alumni Support

In all levels of care:

  • An individualized treatment plan is developed and evolves
  • Progress milestones are gauged by individual goals achieved (not merely in days in care)
  • Services are received in an intimate, therapeutic, serene and supportive environment
  • Families receive necessary education and empowerment for the life-affirming possibilities found in long-term recovery

These are critical ingredients in the recovery process which increase the likelihood that gains made during residential treatment are reinforced and sustained for life-long recovery.

Santé Center for Healing treats:

  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Mental Health/Dual Diagnosis
  • Trauma
  • Problematic Sexual Behavior
  • Disordered Eating
  • Other compulsive behaviors

And we have a 25-year specialty of helping licensed professionals (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, therapists, lawyers, and more) find recovery and achieve long-term recovery. 

If you or someone you love are struggling with heroin addiction or other mental health and addiction problems, it’s important that interested individuals and family members speak to a qualified clinician—like Santé’s master’s-level Intake and Admissions Counselors—rather than a call center operator. Addiction has no script, and neither should those to whom you reach out. Santé’s Intake and Admissions Counselors are knowledgeable about addiction, Santé’s clinical program, and ways to reduce treatment barriers. Their goal is to help individuals and families identify the next best steps. If Santé services intersect with the individual’s needs, they strive to make the admission process as smooth as possible for all involved.

Call Santé’s Intake and Admissions Counselors at 866.238.3154 for more information. Call today and start to see for yourself why Santé is the best choice for effective, client-centered treatment and quality care to achieve long-term recovery from heroin and other drugs.