Heroin Intervention can be a difficult task.
Heroin Intervention on an individual addicted to the drug can be a difficult task. For many addicts, their lives have been completely taken over by heroin, waking up in the morning immediately using drugs, and spending the rest of the day finding their next fix. Regular heroin users are often so intoxicated that they can be found “nodded out” or seemingly unconscious. When addictive behaviors get to the extreme that a loved one’s life is in jeopardy or health is at risk, a Heroin Intervention should be considered to encourage healing and sobriety.
Heroin Intervention is often needed to break an addict’s extreme addiction to the drug. Heroin is known to have the most severe withdrawal effects of any drug on the market. So extreme are the withdrawals that many addicts fear going without the drug. Withdrawal symptoms such as sweats, restless leg syndrome, flu-like symptoms, severe body pain, vomiting or even serious conditions like kidney or liver damage are often enough to scare a user into using every day. For many addicts, life becomes a cycle of using drugs, lying and stealing, even those closest to them become targets. When a family notices that a loved one is acting this way, a heroin intervention must take place to get the addict the treatment they need. While there are thousands of interventionists available, only certified or accredited heroin intervention professionals should be considered to solve a major crisis.
When contacting the heroin intervention specialist, a process will be followed to cover certain aspects related to the addict’s drug use and support systems. Typically, a heroin user is unable to provide for themselves and must rely on family or friends for support in finances, housing or even basic needs like food. The important thing for anyone close to an addict to know is that enabling the addict in these ways is contributing to their drug use and subsequent potential death. By working with your heroin intervention specialist, a plan can be set in place to ensure the addict is not being rewarded for their drug seeking behavior, that any enabling stops, and a drug rehab program is selected for the addict to begin a long-term treatment program.
Holly Conklin is a Certified Intervention Professional
Holly Conklin is a Joint Commission accredited, Certified Intervention Professional offering a nationwide Heroin Intervention service. By calling her team at Angel Intervention Services, you and your family can have the support of substance abuse experts in forming a heroin intervention plan that will give the addict a chance at recovering from the heroin addiction. With heroin being the deadliest drug on the market, and opioids causing over 120 overdose deaths per day, a plan of action needs to be developed as soon as drug abuse is suspected to prevent any major medical issues or loss of life. If you are interested in finding out more about a heroin intervention, please contact Angel Intervention Services today.