Outpatient Drug Rehab Minneapolis
- Parent Category: Metro
- Category: Minneapolis Drug Rehab
Minneapolis, home of the Twin Cities, is finding itself in a significant upward trend since 2008 when it comes to heroin and opiate addiction. Treatment admissions for heroin and other opiates combined have increased 14.9 percent from 2007 to 2008 and are still on the rise. The DEA’s Heroin Domestic Monitor Program reports that the city has the highest level of purity of Mexican heroin than any other city that is reporting. Among those cities, Minneapolis also has the lowest prices per milligram. Researchers think that heroin use will continue to increase among those addicted to opiate based prescription narcotics if it is found to be a more affordable alternative in the future. Narconon Arrowhead has been helping patients recover from heroin addiction and other addictions since 2001 when we opened our doors.
Heroin is made from morphine which is extracted from the seed pods of Asian opium poppy plants and is highly addictive. It can be snorted/sniffed, injected and smoked by the user. Once the user is dependent on the drug they must use more and more to get high and if they try to abruptly stop they will experience severe withdrawal symptoms. Even though heroin is not considered to be as dangerous as some drugs like alcohol and barbiturates to withdrawal from, the withdrawal process can be lengthy and very painful for some. Users who are addicted to high dosages of heroin usually need to be weaned down medically since quitting cold turkey is not an optimum option.
There are several types of outpatient treatment offered for heroin addiction such as Methadone treatment, Buprenorphine treatment and Naltrexone treatment but are these treatments helping? These treatments are designed to block other opiate receptors so that the addict does not crave heroin and does not experience withdrawals. By taking these treatments an addict is only replacing one addiction for another. The best type of treatment is getting the addict weaned down to a safe point and then into an inpatient program that can provide safe natural treatment without the use of drugs. The goal is to recover the addict completely and make them 100% drug free. Once the individual is no longer dependent on any type of medication or substance to feel happy, healthy or painless they can move forward in life and start being a productive member of society once again.