Recovering from heroin addiction is a grueling and long process. However, you do not have to battle heroin addiction alone. With the proper support and high-quality treatment care, you will learn how to reduce the cravings for the drug and can ultimately live the life of your dreams. A treatment center that emphasizes a whole-person approach to heroin addiction is the only hope to truly recover from this devastating disease.
Heroin plays to the pleasure seeking part of your brain and urges you to continue to crave for the drug. You may turn to the drug to deal with stress, anxiety, faltering relationships, or as an escape mechanism from the daily ruts of life. There are healthy ways to combat anything that life throws at you. With the help of a highly trained professional team, you can learn to recover from heroin addiction and lead a happy and meaningful life again.
A Whole-person Approach to Heroin Addiction
Transforming the mind.- Heroin targets the reward center of the brain making it an extremely addictive drug. To continue to feel the pleasure from heroin, many individuals increase their dosage and become highly tolerant and psychologically dependent on the drug to feel its effects. The constant craving for a higher dosage may ultimately lead to a potential overdose.
Understanding why you have begun using the drug is the primary concern for the professional team of therapists. During treatment, you will learn to recognize the sources of your unhappiness, emotional, or physical pain and will work with a therapist to respond to those risk factors in a productive way. By becoming mindful of the present moment, you will be able to take proactive measures against your cravings and use a self-soothing technique to replace your drug use. The coping mechanisms learned in therapy are designed to rebuild your confidence and cultivate self-compassion.
Rebuilding the body.- Heroin addiction takes a tremendous toll on the body. It obstructs the ability for the body to absorb healthy nutrients and acts on receptors in the brain to inhibit pain. Understanding how to feel good and inhibit pain in a productive way is the focus of the behavioral treatment program.
During behavioral therapy sessions, you will have the opportunity to replenish your body by maintaining a healthy diet and sleep schedule, participating in exercise programs, and by regaining peace of mind through self-soothing techniques. All of these productive outlets promote a healthy lifestyle and help you regain your strength because they release neurotransmitters such as endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin that release pain and lift your mood.
Strengthening the soul.- Addiction destroys the soul and makes it difficult to find the strength within yourself to overcome this disease. However, when you strengthen your relationship with God, He will instill the resilience and courage needed to avoid a relapse. Strengthening your connection to the Christian community will help you establish meaningful and positive relationships in your life.
Through spiritual counseling methods and 12-step meetings, you can recover from heroin addiction because you will constantly feel connected and supported. You will be able to replace unwanted thoughts and feelings with coping mechanisms that will soothe your soul and redirect you on the path towards a healthy human being again.
Becoming Empowered from Whole-Person Recovery
Often, addiction is caused by a detachment of one’s self-worth and an overall disconnection with the community of God. Covenant Hills provides a multifaceted program that helps you establish productive coping mechanisms to avoid dependence on heroin addiction and instill a strong connection with God. Establishing a strong spiritual foundation during treatment for heroin addiction will cleanse your mind, body, and soul and will ultimately nourish the body with the the strength needed to overcome heroin addiction.
Covenant Hills Treatment Center offers a Christian-based approach to helping anyone suffering from an addiction fully recover and live the life of their dreams. Their diverse program options, individually-designed quality care, highly trained professional staff, and prestigious accreditations meets the needs of all individuals. Covenant Hills is equipped in helping anyone struggling with an addiction restore their spiritual foundation by restoring their connection with God.
If you or a loved one are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, call Covenant Hills treatment specialists today at 800.662.2873 for a free and confidential assessment. #surrender