We are heeding the call at Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center. If you are looking for an Arizona heroin addiction treatment program for yourself or a loved one, we offer a comprehensive and quality resource. With a location in Prescott, AZ, the “Copper state.”
The Center for Disease Control reports that opioids were the leading cause of overdose deaths in 2017. Heroin is an opioid, though there are many other opioids, both synthetic and natural. Unfortunately, Arizona was one of the states that reported a significant increase in drug overdose deaths between 2016 and 2017.
How Does Heroin Addiction Begin?
Heroin is a naturally derived opiate taken from the seed of the flowering, opium poppy plant. It is a central nervous system depressant and is highly addictive. This illicit and illegal drug slows down the breathing function in the brain in particular.
Heroin activates particular receptors in the human brain called mu-opioid receptors. These receptors bind to chemicals in our bodies called neurotransmitters. These regulate sensations such as pain and feelings of well-being. As a result of the binding, heroin acts on the reward center of the human brain. Because heroin is not natural to the body, it is dangerous to introduce it. The craving and addiction take hold rather quickly, and your mind begins craving the sensation of well-being. In short, the drug is very addictive.
Arizona Heroin Addiction Treatment Program
Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center focuses on clients who have a dual diagnosis. In other words, we work with clients who suffer from both a substance abuse issue and a mental illness. This Arizona heroin addiction treatment center offers dual diagnosis programming. Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center focuses on the client with a dual diagnosis. In this way, we can give equal time to both the substance abuse issue and the mental health issue.
We treat the following mental health illnesses and/or disorders:
- Bipolar disorder
- Mood disorder
- Schizoaffective disorder
- Impulse control
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Anxiety and panic disorders
- Personality disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
In addition to the above listing, we treat many other mental illnesses and/or disorders at our Arizona heroin addiction treatment program.
Clients having a mental health disorder along with a heroin addiction require professional guidance toward recovery. Both issues are chronic in and of themselves. Our focus at Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center is to look at both problems separately and then how they interact with one another. That is always the focus so that one chronic issue does not go without treatment.
The Arizona Heroin Addiction Treatment Program at Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center
An Arizona heroin addiction treatment center that focuses on clients who have a dual diagnosis. Our Arizona heroin addiction treatment program has the following programming:
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Extended treatment program
- Outpatient treatment program
Our facility offers a higher level of care at a lower level of care setting. That is, you can receive the comprehensive treatment that you need for both your mental health issue and substance abuse needs without being an in-patient at a hospital.
Our partial hospitalization program offers the same medical staff necessary to ensure your health and well-being in a non-hospital setting.
Our programming is highly individualized because each client is an individual and faces individual issues. There is no blanket or umbrella programming for all. Our programs take into account your treatment needs and your likes and desires.
We also take into account the strengths that you bring to your treatment plan. Getting you back to health is the number one priority at this Arizona heroin addiction treatment program. Give us a call today at 855.746.3633. We will make a quick assessment and get you back on the road to health as soon as possible.