Heroin Addiction Treatment in California
Dynamic Heroin Rehab in Newport Beach
Too often, individuals addicted to heroin only stop with some form of extreme intervention (usually by local law enforcement). Long-term use of heroin literally changes how the brain functions. These brain changes lead to the distressing behaviors that affect both the addict and his or her loved ones: the addict goes from voluntary to compulsive drug use. Heroin causes the brain’s natural inhibition and reward centers to malfunction, which creates the compulsive cravings that lead to heroin abuse despite adverse health, social, and legal consequences. That’s why forced abstinence (as with incarceration) or detox isn’t enough to help heroin addiction. Once physically free from withdrawal symptoms, addicts must learn how to avoid relapse through intensive treatment and psychotherapy.
Morningside Recovery understands that heroin addiction requires a complex recovery process. Typically, by the time a client makes it to Morningside, heroin has taken over his or her life. The insatiable urge to get heroin and experience the temporary relief of the high controls the person. Even after detox, cravings for heroin may be easily triggered by contact with the people, places, and things associated with prior use, in addition to stress.
As one client shared, “I did the Suboxone detox three times and every time I told myself that I was fine and needed to get on with my life. Then I would end up stressed and it seemed like out of nowhere somebody would offer me dope and I would do it.”
Heroin often replaces clients’ hobbies and former activities. It clouds a person’s ability to function at work, school, with family, and in the community. Because addiction affects so many aspects of a client’s life, treatment at Morningside examines the needs of the whole person. We incorporate a variety of therapeutic services into our daily treatment regimens and our highly qualified clinical staff customizes a range of activities that address the medical, psychological, social, academic, and vocational needs. At Morningside Recovery, we offer a variety of therapeutic approaches:
- Group therapy: includes attending community and program meetings in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, CA. This helps clients understand their addiction by realizing that there is strength in numbers and hope in the experience of peers. Clients realistically come to terms with the consequences of heroin use and addiction. Clients learn effective strategies for dealing with both their emotional and interpersonal problems without resorting to Heroin, or other substances.
- Motivational Incentives: we practice positive reinforcement such as rewards or privileges for participation and enthusiasm while attending Heroin recovery therapy sessions. Clients see others succeeding, which boosts their motivation to work hard and stay drug free.
- Motivational Interviewing: employs strategies to evoke rapid and internally motivated behavior to change and make the most of therapy and treatment activities.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): a very versatile psychotherapeutic approach that emphasizes looking at ourselves and our own thinking as the source of how we feel and the choices we make. CBT successfully helps clients recognize, avoid, and cope with the situations in which they are most likely to use heroin.
At Morningside Recovery, we understand that family members often suffer as deeply as the addict. Treatment eases the pain, and deals with the feelings of fear and hopelessness. Both the family and client learn to deal with their own pessimistic ideas and unrealistic expectations as they explore the nuances of their own family system and how heroin addiction plays a role in it. In addition to our Heroin Treatment Program, clients and their family members are strongly encouraged to attend the Morningside Family Program. Everyone involved learns how to accept the life problems that cannot be changed, while building better coping skills that lead to resolution and lasting recovery.
At Morningside Recovery, we offer the best level of care and are here to help anyone in need. Call us today to begin a new life of sustainable recovery!Insurance Accepted | Financing Available | Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center | Mental Health Services