We are heeding the call at Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center. We understand that people recovering from heroin addiction often require mental health treatment and trauma-informed care. If you are looking for a heroin addiction treatment program for yourself or a loved one, we offer evidence-based and holistic treatment options in our scenic treatment center in Prescott, Arizona.

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?

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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.

Accurate Assessment and Dual Diagnosis

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. Our 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
  • Trauma
  • Impulse control
  • Depression
  • 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 health conditions and/or disorders alongside treatment for heroin dependence.

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.

Overcoming Heroin Addiction

At Viewpoint, we do our best to provide holistic treatment that focuses on clients who have a dual diagnosis. Treatment options include the following:

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. 

Viewpoint’s partial hospitalization program offers an exceptional 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, interests, and priorities.

Health and Healing Start Here

We also take into account the strengths that you bring to your treatment plan. Getting you back to mental and physical health takes time, but we are confident in you and your recovery. Give us a call today at 855.746.3633. We will make a confidential assessment and get you back on the road to long-term health and wellness.