Heroin Addiction Treatment Specialist

Axxis Med Management and Primary Care

Addiction Medicine Physicians & Board-Certified Primary Care Physicians located in Sandy, UT & St. George, UT

Heroin addiction is a serious substance abuse disorder that can have detrimental effects on your physical, emotional, and mental health. At Axxis Med Management and Primary Care in Sandy and St. George, Utah, the team of highly experienced addiction specialists uses a combination of recovery methods to treat heroin addiction. For a holistic, personalized approach to heroin addiction treatment, call Axxis Med Management and Primary Care, or schedule an appointment online today.

Heroin Addiction Treatment Q&A

What is heroin addiction treatment?

Heroin is an addictive opioid made from poppy plants. As an intense, addictive opioid, heroin binds to your brain’s opioid receptors, which can stifle your perception of pain and infuse your body with feelings of pleasure and euphoria.

Over time, repeated use of heroin can alter your brain chemistry, resulting in physical, emotional, and mental dependence on this illegal drug.

While heroin gives you short-term feelings of pleasure, it’s severe withdrawal symptoms can make quitting seem impossible. Many people need doctor-supervised support to recover from heroin addiction.

That’s why Axxis Med Management and Primary Care provides comprehensive, individualized heroin addiction treatment programs at their office. The practice offers both inpatient and outpatient services, tailoring your program to meet your unique needs and recovery goals.

What are the symptoms of heroin addiction?

Heroin addiction is a complex problem that manifests differently from person to person. If you or a loved one is struggling with heroin dependency, watch out for the signs and symptoms of addiction:

  • Small pupils
  • Behavior changes
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Suddenly hostile behavior
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia or oversleeping
  • Restlessness
  • Extreme itching

Heroin addiction can feel all-consuming for those struggling to break free from this debilitating disease. If you’re addicted to heroin, lying to your loved ones, and stealing, these risky behaviors may seem like the only way to feed your addiction while trying to hide it from those around you.

The sooner you seek help for heroin addiction, the better your outcome. At Axxis Med Management and Primary Care, a team of experienced providers uses holistic methods to uncover underlying factors that may be contributing to your addiction, which can help you avoid relapsing.

What is included in heroin addiction treatment?

What makes heroin addiction difficult to treat is making it through the withdrawal symptoms without relapsing. Nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and intense cravings are common symptoms of heroin withdrawal.

Recovering from heroin addiction in a doctor-supervised environment reduces your chances of relapsing because your provider uses a combination of treatments to help you through the withdrawal process.

To ease your symptoms and prevent cravings, your provider may administer doses of the medication Suboxone®. 

After you successfully detoxify your system, your provider creates a personalized treatment plan to target your addiction.

Whether you choose an inpatient or outpatient program, Axxis Med Management and Primary Care provides a variety of treatments to help you recover from heroin addiction. Some of the treatments that may be included in your recovery plan include:

  • Medication management
  • Individualized therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • 12-Step Program
  • Rational Recovery

To learn more about the heroin addiction treatment options at Axxis Med Management and Primary Care, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.