Heroin Rehab in Thailand Overcome Opiate Addiction in a Peaceful Place
The taboos surrounding heroin are not without reason – this potent opiate is a notoriously addictive and dangerous drug. Heroin depresses your respiratory system, making breathing so shallow that it can stop completely. This, combined with the unpredictability of dosage, increasing presence of fentanyl in street drugs and popularity of intravenous injection as a usage method, puts heroin users at very high risk for overdose.
While many on heroin desperately wish to quit, with withdrawal symptoms like intense cravings, extreme irritability, muscle aches, nausea and vomiting, it’s no wonder many end up using again. If this sounds familiar to you, we want you to know that getting off of heroin once and for all is entirely possible – and we offer the support, tools and resources you need to do it.
Short- and Long-Term Effects of Heroin Abuse
When heroin is used, whether by smoking, snorting, or injecting, it produces the following effects:
- A rush of euphoria
- Warm flushing of the skin
- Heaviness in the limbs
- Mental fogginess
- Drowsiness, falling asleep or “nodding off”
- Slowed breathing
The intensity and immediacy of these feelings depends on the ingestion method used. Often, users who begin by smoking heroin eventually graduate to injecting it to heighten its effects.
Short-term risks of heroin use include:
- Exposure to infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C
- Slurred speech
- Reduced motor skills
- Confusion, problems concentrating
- Decreased blood pressure and heart rate, irregular heartbeat
- Difficulty urinating
- Lowered body temperature
Long-term risks of heroin use include:
- Chronic constipation and intestinal issues
- Menstrual and fertility problems
- Decreased sex drive
- Diminished cognitive abilities
- Internal organ damage
- Damaged nasal passages (from snorting)
- Abscesses and damaged veins (from injecting)
- Lung infections (from smoking)
Over time, these effects become more severe, and addiction takes hold as heroin affects your brain’s limbic system.
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Why The Dawn is Your Best Choice for Heroin Rehab in Thailand
At The Dawn, we don’t just treat your symptoms – we treat your underlying issues. We do this by looking deeper into who you are, taking into account your present issues, past experiences, relationships, family dynamics and environment. Because addiction is a chronic condition, without this process, symptoms are bound to recur. Your dedicated therapist will help you put a relapse prevention plan in place so you can confidently pursue a life in recovery.
Inpatient Heroin Rehab Facilities: The Most Effective Way to Recover
While the convenience and lower time commitment of outpatient treatment may seem appealing, the truth is that it could ultimately draw out your recovery process. While in outpatient treatment, you are far more likely to have access to drugs and alcohol. In inpatient treatment, on the other hand, you will receive 24-hour support from clinical staff and peers. You will also live in an environment completely curated for your recovery, so distractions will be minimised while you do the important work of getting well.
How Our Heroin Addiction Treatment Works
We understand how hard it is to stop using heroin. That is why we have designed a comprehensive treatment programme to help you safely detox, get to the root of your addiction and set yourself up for continued success in sobriety.
When you use heroin over an extended period of time, your nervous system becomes tolerant to it, and goes into shock if it’s suddenly removed. Detoxing from heroin can be dangerous, which is why it’s recommended that you always do so under professional supervision.
Prior to treatment, you’ll receive a full medical assessment to determine if detox is necessary. If it is, you will do so onsite in the comfort of our rehab facility, where you will be looked after 24 hours a day by our fully licensed, detox-specialised medical team.
Heroin Addiction Treatment in Scenic Thailand
Northern Thailand is known for its relaxed atmosphere, natural beauty and vibrant traditional culture. Here at our facility just outside of Chiang Mai, you’ll find the tranquillity you need to reset your sleep patterns and settle into your mindfulness practice. The extended family feel of our community combined with the easy-going friendliness of Thai culture will make you feel safe, supported and at home.
A Day at The Dawn
We believe in healing the whole person. You will receive intensive psychotherapy, but meditation, relaxation, and recreational activities will all play an important therapeutic role in your treatment. Here’s an example of what a typical day looks like at The Dawn: