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The U.S is currently in the midst of an Opioid epidemic with around 130 people dying of overdose every day.

Heroin, though illegal in most areas, is one of the most pervasive types of Opioids as it can be cheap and easy to acquire. Heroin use leads to negative effects almost immediately, with users needing to increase the amount they intake so they can avoid the painful and sometimes deadly withdrawals. Many people who are prescribed Opioid painkillers end up using Heroin because they can no longer get enough painkillers legally. These days, Fentanyl is often found in Heroin or substituted for it, leading to a significantly increased chance of overdose. Fentanyl is a much stronger Opioid, and a very small amount can lead to overdose.

Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction can begin as a prescription drug addiction, where users have substituted heroin for their prescription painkiller because it's easier to obtain. For others, addiction starts with occasional recreational use. No matter the route to heroin addiction, the consequences are devastating for both the user and their loved ones. The initial euphoria quickly descends into a grim addiction as tolerance develops, forcing users to consume more to avoid the dreadful heroin withdrawal symptoms. This often leads to compromised values and judgment as users do whatever it takes to secure more heroin and stave off withdrawal. In pursuit of the early highs induced by heroin and other opioids, users find themselves in a cycle of constant use just to feel normal and somewhat functional. Heroin dramatically impacts the brain, hindering the ability to feel pleasure without the drug and diminishing rational decision-making capabilities. This raises the question: is heroin a stimulant? Despite its initial euphoric effects, heroin is, in fact, an opioid, leading to profound dependence and health risks.

Here are some warning signs of a Heroin addiction:

How Can Pathways Recovery Center Help Me?

If you are experiencing Heroin/Fentanyl addiction, you know how painful and frightening the withdrawal process can be. This is why the relapse rates are so high in Heroin cases. Extreme agitation, sweating, muscle spasms and aches, severe nausea and abdominal pain combined with strong cravings are difficult to overcome on your own.

Treatment for Heroin addiction often starts with Supervised Detoxification. Detoxing from Heroin can bring about severe symptoms like intense nausea and dehydration and is very dangerous to do on your own, not to mention painful. At Pathways Recovery Center, we’ll make sure you’re medically stable under the monitoring of our on-site clinical and nursing staff who are experienced in implementing medication-assisted detox. This will ensure the safest and least painful withdrawal experience.

In our private, intimate facility designed for serenity and comfort, you’ll begin intensive therapy to not only address addiction, but the underlying factors that led to it. At Pathways, we believe that healing addiction means healing the whole person. You’ll undergo assessments to determine each of the contributing biological, social, and psychological factors that have kept you in the cycle of addiction. Using evidence-based therapies like CBT and DBT, we’ll help you learn new coping skills and positive thinking patterns that will help you overcome your cravings, master your emotions, and heal. At Pathways Recovery Center, we’ll get you the social support you need to stay free from drug and alcohol addiction with tools like 12 Step and group therapy. You are not alone!

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Moses Nasser
Dr. Moses Nasser, a double board-certified physician in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, with expertise in holistic healing, addiction medicine, and psychiatric care, holds an X-waiver to prescribe buprenorphine and has extensive experience in mindfulness-based customer service and medication-assisted treatment.
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Alcoholism

Alcohol abuse and dependence affect over a quarter of Americans every year. Alcohol is the most widely available drug of abuse in our country. Treatment for alcohol requires medically assisted detoxification and an intensive program designed by Pathways to help each client learn to live a joyful life, free of alcohol.
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Methamphetamine Addiction

The United Nations recently put the number of people worldwide abusing Methamphetamine at approximately 24.7 million. The effects of meth abuse are quickly visible and often lead to incarceration, physical deterioration, and complete demoralization. Pathways provides a serene and quiet environment for the meth detoxification process, as well as intensive therapy to prepare clients to leave Meth behind for good.
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Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is the most trafficked drug in the world and it is estimated that at least 5 million Americans use it. It is highly addictive and often ends in psychosis and financial ruin. Long term cocaine use can lead to heart disease, stroke, seizure disorders, chronic headaches, and many cognitive deficits. As the use of cocaine increases, you may feel stronger cravings as your brain changes to adapt. Once your mind and body begin to depend on the drug, you may have trouble functioning without it. Pathways can help you beat cocaine through intensive treatment that has been proven effective.
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Opioid Addiction

The U.S. is currently experiencing an unprecedented Opioid epidemic. Due to the over-prescribing of painkiller like OxyContin and Vicodin, many people with legitimate pain management issues have become addicted to opiates. Dependence on opiates leads to tolerance of the drugs. Once the user has developed tolerance of opiates, they higher and higher doses to achieve the same effect. Some users find themselves turning to heroin to supplement the increased amount of the substance they need. Opiate addiction often leads to overdose and requires medically supervised detoxification.
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Prescription Drug Addiction

Use of opiate painkillers such as Oxycontin and Percocet, as well as benzodiazepines like Xanex and Valium can quickly escalate from use to abuse due to the tolerance and dependency that develops from regular use. Stimulants like Adderal are very powerful and can quickly become addictive even when used for legitimate disorders like ADHD and narcolepsy. Pathways can help you learn to cope with your issues without these substances. Detox from these drugs can be dangerous and requires medical supervision.
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