Rehab for heroin addiction
Heroin, a type of opiate drug, is derived from the strong painkiller morphine, and as such, has very powerful anaesthetic effects. This substance is most commonly injected, although it can also be snorted or smoked. As well as being a strong painkiller, heroin also results in feelings of euphoria, pleasure, and a sense of tranquillity and relaxation. Some people can find these effects to be highly addictive, which causes them to take the drug over and over again until they develop a tolerance to this and a harmful heroin addiction.
Heroin addiction is an extremely serious condition and the risk of fatal overdose is a very real possibility. If you or someone that you know is struggling with a heroin addiction, the most important step you can take is to reach out and seek the support that you need. Heroin addiction is treatable and it’s possible to make a full recovery from this hugely destructive illness.
At Life Works, our Surrey-based experts are able to deliver world class heroin addiction treatment and rehabilitation, ensuring that our clients benefit from bespoke and individually tailored care. We place you at the centre of your rehab journey, allowing you to address your unique challenges, and regain control of your life.
Free addiction assessment for Heroin use
In order to make the process of accessing treatment as straightforward as possible, Life Works offers a free, no obligation addiction assessment. This enables you to meet with a member of our highly qualified addiction treatment team, explore your individual concerns, ask any questions that you have on the treatment and rehabilitation process, and begin to develop an understanding of the journey that you could be taking towards the healthy, happy and fulfilling life that you deserve.
Our Life Works experts have extensive experience in helping people to beat their heroin addiction. Not only can we help you to tackle the physical side of your addiction, but we will also provide you with the tools to stay healthy and abstinent in the future. Our beautiful centre provides the perfect place to focus on your wellbeing, and our luxurious living areas and stunning private gardens offer a safe retreat in which to achieve recovery.
Without expert help, your heroin addiction is likely to become worse over time and can lead to a whole host of devastating long-term consequences, and can even be fatal. In addition, without treatment, you may go on to develop additional addiction and mental health problems, such as alcohol addiction, addiction to other drugs, behavioural addictions such as gambling, and mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. That’s why it’s so crucial to get help as soon as possible, in order to reclaim your wellbeing and quality of life.
Treatment for heroin addiction at Life Works
Heroin rehabilitation at Life Works takes place as part of our 28-day residential Addiction Treatment Programme at our specialist detox clinic in Woking. 28 days is the recommended treatment time for addictions, but we are able to consider flexible treatment lengths, if appropriate.
Heroin addiction treatment will start with a comprehensive, medically managed withdrawal detoxification (detox) process. This robust, 10-day process has been designed to remove all traces of heroin from your body, whilst managing the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms that you will likely experience when you no longer have heroin in your system. Only when the physical side of your heroin addiction and withdrawal has been addressed and appropriately managed, will you be ready to commence with an intensive programme of group and individual therapy to tackle the underlying psychological issues that have been fuelling your addiction.
- 24-hour clinical support from experienced medical professionals who will ensure that your safety is a top priority
- A substance-free environment to prevent the possibility of relapse
- Controlled medication can be prescribed if required, to help to alleviate any discomfort that you may experience as part of the withdrawal process
We use a range of evidence-based therapeutic techniques at Life Works, helping you to explore the underlying causes and triggers for your addictive behaviours, improve your sense of self-esteem and self-worth, and learn coping mechanisms for the future. All treatment is tailored to your unique needs and requirements, in order to produce the most positive post-treatment outcomes for you as an individual.
Heroin addiction treatment at Life Works is based on the world-renowned 12-Step addiction treatment model. This approach was first introduced by Alcoholics Anonymous and is an abstinence-based philosophy, which focuses on your motivation to change your destructive habits, and provides a set of guiding principles for the rehabilitation and recovery journey.
Our leading heroin Addiction Treatment Programme consists of:
- Free, no obligation addiction assessment - book your appointment today
- 10-day medically assisted withdrawal detoxification for your heroin addiction
- Individual 1:1 therapy and structured group therapy programmes
- A specialist family programme
- Access to 12-Step support groups
- Free aftercare for 12 months following treatment
- Free family support for 12 months following treatment
For more information on the heroin addiction treatment that we offer at Life Works, as well as the type of therapy that is involved, please visit our approach to addiction treatment page.
This page was reviewed by Steve Clarke, Hospital Director, (MSc, NCFED) in 2019 and is scheduled to be reviewed again in 2021.