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How is Heroin Addiction Treated?

Heroin addiction is a complex and challenging condition that requires a comprehensive approach to treatment. At Boardwalk Recovery Center in San Diego, CA, we understand the unique needs of individuals struggling with heroin addiction, and we’re committed to providing personalized care that addresses the physical, psychological, and social aspects of the disease.

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Comprehensive Assessment and Individualized Treatment Plan

Upon admission to Boardwalk Recovery Center, you’ll undergo a thorough assessment conducted by our experienced medical and clinical team. This assessment includes a review of your medical history, substance use patterns, co-occurring mental health disorders, and social support system. We take the time to understand your unique needs, challenges, and treatment goals.

Based on the information gathered during the assessment, our team develops a customized treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. This plan serves as a roadmap for your recovery journey, outlining the specific therapies, interventions, and services that will be most beneficial for you. We believe in a collaborative approach to treatment, and we encourage you to actively participate in the development of your plan.

Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral therapy is a cornerstone of heroin addiction treatment at Boardwalk Recovery Center. We offer a range of evidence-based therapies designed to address the underlying causes of addiction and promote lasting recovery. Some of the therapeutic modalities we utilize include:

  1. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT helps you identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors associated with heroin addiction. By learning new coping skills and strategies, you can develop healthier ways of thinking and behaving.
  2. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): DBT focuses on building mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal skills to help you manage intense emotions and improve relationships.
  3. Motivational Interviewing (MI): MI is a collaborative, goal-oriented approach that helps you explore and resolve ambivalence about change. By strengthening your motivation and commitment to recovery, you can overcome barriers to change and achieve lasting sobriety.

Our skilled therapists work closely with you to tailor therapy sessions to your individual needs and preferences. We provide a supportive and nonjudgmental environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors openly and honestly.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) may be recommended for some individuals as part of their heroin addiction treatment plan. MAT involves the use of FDA-approved medications, such as buprenorphine, methadone, or naltrexone, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapy to support recovery.

At Boardwalk Recovery Center, our medical providers are experienced in prescribing and managing MAT for individuals struggling with heroin addiction. We carefully evaluate each patient’s unique needs and circumstances to determine the most appropriate medication and dosage. MAT can help reduce cravings, prevent relapse, and improve overall treatment outcomes for individuals with opioid use disorder.

Holistic Therapies and Support Services

In addition to traditional therapies, Boardwalk Recovery Center offers a variety of holistic therapies and support services to enhance your overall well-being. We recognize that addiction affects not only the body and mind but also the spirit, and we believe in addressing the whole person in treatment.

Some of the holistic therapies and services we offer include:

  1. Yoga and Meditation: Yoga and meditation can promote relaxation, stress reduction, and emotional balance, helping you cultivate a greater sense of peace and serenity in recovery.
  2. Art Therapy: Art therapy allows you to express yourself creatively and explore emotions that may be difficult to verbalize. Through art-making, you can gain insight into your thoughts and feelings and develop new ways of coping with challenges.
  3. Nutritional Counseling: Proper nutrition plays a crucial role in overall health and wellness, especially during recovery from addiction. Our registered dietitians provide personalized nutrition counseling to help you make healthy food choices and support your body’s healing process.
  4. Exercise and Recreation: Physical activity and recreation can improve mood, boost self-esteem, and reduce cravings for drugs and alcohol. We offer a variety of recreational activities and fitness programs to help you stay active and engaged in recovery.

Our holistic approach to treatment is designed to address your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, empowering you to create a fulfilling and meaningful life free from addiction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Treatment duration varies depending on individual factors such as the severity of addiction and progress in recovery. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs.
Residential treatment may be recommended for some individuals, especially those with severe addiction or co-occurring disorders. We offer residential programs that provide intensive support and supervision.
Aftercare planning is an essential part of our treatment approach. We provide support and resources to help you transition back into your daily life and maintain sobriety.
We accept various insurance plans and offer flexible payment options to make treatment more accessible. Our admissions team can provide assistance with insurance verification and financial arrangements.
Getting started is easy. Simply call us at 619-329-5890 to speak with one of our admissions specialists. We will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

Call Us Today!

If you or a loved one is struggling with heroin addiction, don’t wait any longer to seek help. Contact Boardwalk Recovery Center today at 619-329-5890 to speak with an admissions counselor and take the first step towards a brighter, healthier future.


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