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Your needle stalls in your hand after you pull it out of your arm. A feeling of regret flashes through your mind, and you wonder how you got here. In 2021, 32 deaths involved heroin in Cuyahoga County, OH. At Superior Behavioral Health in Garfield Heights, OH, we accept Medicare and Medicaid to make it easy to access care.

Treatment Options for Heroin Use Disorder at Superior Behavioral Health

At Superior Behavioral Health, we know that getting treatment for your heroin use can be difficult and lonely, but you don’t have to do it alone.

Partial Hospitalization Program at Superior Behavioral Health

Our most intensive program is partial hospitalization. You will spend 6-8 hours daily focusing on your treatment at our center. You can return home to your bed at the end of the day. You will participate in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), group therapy, family therapy, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). 

CBT and DBT will help you learn how to recognize your thought patterns, while group therapy and family therapy will help you grow your social support and teach you new skills. Also available for heroin treatment is MAT. We use Suboxone to make withdrawal symptoms easier to manage so that you can focus less on heroin and more on your recovery. 

Intensive Outpatient Program at Superior Behavioral Health

Intensive Outpatient at Superior Behavioral Health is the next step for those needing treatment for 3-5 days per week at our center. You will receive support while also being able to maintain your daily responsibilities.

Outpatient Program at Superior Behavioral Health

This is the lowest level of treatment available at Superior Behavioral Health. You will be able to maintain your independence while you receive care and support through various therapeutic approaches. You will learn how to regulate emotions, identify triggers, and build relationships. This program will help you stay on track in your recovery so you don’t have to face challenges alone. We will help you create stability in your life. You can also participate in MAT with SUBOXONE® (buprenorphine and naloxone) during outpatient treatment.

What to Expect in Heroin Rehab at Superior Behavioral Health

We listen to your story to help you reach your goals and desires for recovery. You can build stronger relationships as you find the strength inside you to take on the challenges that lie ahead. You will participate in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and family therapy. During CBT, you will be able to learn how to recognize your thought patterns. DBT will help you learn how to regulate emotions and discover coping skills for the challenges ahead. Group and family therapy will provide you with a safe space to build relationships with others. Regarding MAT, you might be prescribed Suboxone or Vivitrol to make focusing on your recovery and treatments easier. 

Definition of Heroin

Heroin is a semi-synthetic and illegal opioid that is unregulated. It is typically found as a white or brown powder or a black sticky substance known as black tar. It is often found mixed with fentanyl to cut the costs of heroin and make it stronger. It can be injected, smoked, or snorted. 

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What Are the Causes of Heroin Use Disorder?

Various factors can contribute to a heroin use disorder. These factors include who you surround yourself with, your physical environment, and even your genetics. However, genetics play a much smaller role in heroin use disorder than social and environmental factors. 

How to Know if You Need Treatment for Heroin Use Disorder

Some signs of a heroin use disorder include:

  • Hiding your arms with long sleeves
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Issues at work or home
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Change in friends
  • Legal trouble
  • Financial problems
  • Change in hobbies
  • Irritability
  • Constant thoughts about heroin

If you have found that you experience these side effects associated with your heroin use, it is time to seek treatment for your heroin use disorder.

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Get Help for Heroin Use Disorder Today in Garfield Heights, OH

Getting help for a heroin use disorder can be terrifying, but it is also the bravest thing you can do. At Superior Behavioral Health, we provide a support system to help you feel less alone. 

At Superior Behavioral Health in Garfield Heights, OH, we provide a variety of treatment options all in one place so you can get back to your life. If you are ready to start your journey to recovery today, call us at 216-435-1110.

FAQs About Heroin Addiction Treatment

What is the first step in treating heroin use disorder?

The first step in treating heroin use disorder is to detox from it with a trusted medical professional. This is not an easy step, and there are ways to make the process easier to manage. One of those ways is through MAT and Suboxone to help ease withdrawal symptoms as you focus on other treatment steps. 

What medications are used to treat heroin addiction?

Through the use of Suboxone or Vivitrol, the cravings associated with heroin use disorder can be better managed. These medications are to be used in addition to other therapy programs.

What medication is best for withdrawal?

At Superior Behavioral Health, we use both Suboxone and Vivitrol. They are not used together but are simply two options to help manage cravings that make it difficult to focus on your recovery. Suboxone is an orally administered medication, while Vivitrol is a once-a-month injection.