No one sets out with the intention of becoming an opiate addict. It is not something that many believe is possible for them when they begin their journey into addiction with more innocuous drugs like marijuana or alcohol, but yet there are currently an estimated 2.1 million opiate addicts in this country.
To many becoming addicted to opiates, or to heroin, is some far off idea that does not necessarily fit into their schema for understanding life. They believe an opiate addict to be a person that lives on the streets and is dirty, emaciated, and dangerous, but the reality is that many opiate addicts do not fit into this mold, but rather are your neighbors, co-workers, children, and loved ones.
Opiate and heroin addiction affects people from every walk of life and over the past 20 years, with the advent of modern pain medication, the breadth of individuals who experience opiate addiction has widened considerably.
Many people who are currently addicted opiates or heroin fell into their addiction through the use of prescription pain medication. Often times these individuals were prescribed these drugs by a doctor and over a period of time found themselves physically and psychologically dependent on the drug. What often occurs after this has happened, is that for one reason or another their ability to get these drugs legally goes away, and out of fear of facing the withdrawal symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal they turn to illicit means to get their opiate or opioid fix.
Unfortunately many of these individuals eventually turn to heroin as a means to support their habit, due to the fact that it is readily available and relatively cheap, but the issue with this, besides that fact that heroin is an incredibly dangerous and illegal substance, is that in recent times heroin has begun to be cut with other substances, like fentanyl, which has led to an explosion of overdose-related deaths in this country.
It is imperative, more so now than ever, that you seek professional help for your opiate or heroin addiction because, with the rampant supply of laced heroin in this country, you are literally taking your life into your hands every time that you use.
At Pasadena Recovery Center’s Pasadena, California Opiates/Heroin Treatment Center, we understand how difficult it can be to quit opiate usage. We understand that the withdrawal symptoms from these substances are incredibly uncomfortable and as such you are probably worried about having to persevere through them. We know that you may have tried and failed in the past to stop using and you may be skeptical as to why this time will be different, but at our Pasadena, California Opiates/Heroin Treatment Center we seek to give you the best possible chance at recovery, and the best possible chance at finding a new way of life.
Overcoming Opiate/Heroin Addiction
Opiate or Heroin addiction, like the kind we treat at our Pasadena, California Opiates/Heroin Treatment Center, is a physical and psychological dependence on opiates. However, it is important to understand that addiction does not simply relate to one substance or another. This means that an individual who is addicted to heroin will have an equal chance of being addicted to any other mood or mind-altering substance that they use. This is why it is important that an individual who wants to seek recovery, stops the usage of all mood and mind-altering substances and not just the one they attribute their addiction to.
At our Pasadena, California Opiates/Heroin Treatment Center, we seek to help our clients come to terms with their addiction issues and any and all underlying problems that may have led to its continuation. We believe that addiction is an all-encompassing illness, and so in order to treat the clients at our Pasadena, California Opiates/ Heroin Treatment Center, we focus on the entirety of the individual, mind, body, and spirit, in order to help them find the life of sobriety they have always wanted.
Many people who come to our Pasadena, California Opiates/Heroin Treatment Center, are worried about dealing with withdrawal symptoms and post-acute withdrawal symptoms. They have at some point in the past experienced these things and so they have some trepidation about experiencing them again. The truth is that to one extent or another you will experience withdrawal symptoms, but with the professional help offered at our Pasadena, California Opiates/Heroin Treatment Center these symptoms can be managed and worked through.
Once the physical dependence on opiates in broken, our clients can get down to the causes and conditions that led to their addiction and in doing so they can finally overcome their opiate addiction and move on to become the person they have always wanted to be.
Entering into recovery is never an easy thing, but with Pasadena Recovery Centers helping you along the way, it does not need to be an insurmountable task.
Seeking Treatment for an Opiate or Heroin Addiction in Pasadena, California
If you believe that you may have a problem with opiates or heroin and you think that you may need to seek help, then call the professionals at Pasadena Recovery Center today at 1-866-663-3030. Our trained staff is well aware of how difficult it can be to ask for help and we understand that leaving behind a life of addiction for a life of recovery can be tremendously frightening. We are here to help you in any way we can through this trying and difficult time, so give us a call today and take the first step towards a new life of sobriety.