Clinically Reviewed on: 27/04/2022 3:00 pm by Dr Alexander Lapa (Psychiatrist)
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The heroin rehab treatment programme at Cassiobury Court helps people with a Heroin addiction to recover.
Are you suffering from a Drug or Alcohol Addiction and need help? Cassiobury Court is a leading UK based expert in Private Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today.
Watch our below video to find out how heroin rehab treatment at Cassiobury Court works.
Heroin is a well-known substance throughout the world. Heroin is from the opiate drug family and derived from the opium poppy, primarily growing in southern and central Asia. Users can inject, smoke or snort heroin.
It is an illicit and controlled substance in most countries globally and has the status as one of the most dangerous drugs in the world – and for a good reason.
Originally, Heroin in its current form was developed as medication, still, it did not take long before many people found out about the side effects of heroin use for recreational purposes.
If you are a long term user yourself, you probably already know the effects of the drug very well. For those who read this due to concerns about a loved one, and do not know much about the drug and its appeal; what pulls people to the drug is the so-called “rush”. After injecting heroin, you feel euphoric and a sensation of peace.
From serious skin and dental conditions to a heightened risk of HIV through sharing needles. It is important that you or your loved one quits as soon as possible – heroin does kill.
Our treatment facility offers a home type feel with comfortable accommodation across two floors and private gardens for you to get some much-needed peace.
The processes we have put in please ensure that our clients feel as comfortable as possible. The heroin treatment programme we offer has been designed through years of experience and in-depth research which identifies the problems and triggers of the addiction in order to achieve the very best recovery.
The most appealing aspect of choosing a private heroin rehab clinic is that there are no waiting times as opposed to public healthcare.
Our services can be accessed immediately without a prolonged wait which can be seriously damaging to your health if you are suffering from an addiction.
Also, private rehab clinics such as ourselves offer tailored rehab programmes that suit different individual needs, whereas public healthcare options are often nationwide programmes that have designed for everyone rather than catering for the individual.
We believe this is why our heroin treatment options are so successful compared to other rehab centres.
Cassiobury Court has developed a unique heroin rehabilitation programme. The heroin detox and rehab programmes tackle both psychological and physiological aspects of heroin addiction.
During the drug detox from heroin, you could be offered prescribed drugs that will help with the pain of the heroin withdrawal symptoms.
When you start your detox for Heroin addiction, there are medications used to help you wean off individuals. These medications help to reduce cravings and reduce the chances of individuals re using Heroin. It is important that this medical detox is carried out under the supervision of a trained medical professional.
Medications used include:
When your withdrawal symptoms start to decline, counselling and therapy sessions will begin. These sessions will explore the reasoning behind the addictive behaviour and help identify the triggers that cause or set off the addiction.
We can also offer family-based therapy sessions where friends and family can attend the clinic to help with your recovery.
Therapy sessions are conducted by qualified team members such as psychotherapists and psychologists. Therapy can be one on one with our resident therapist or within groups of other clients.
Once therapy sessions are completed. a bespoke relapse prevention plan is devised before you return home. Our clients are encouraged to contact Narcotics Anonymous once the detox and heroin rehab has finished.
Cassiobury Court offers a FREE 12-month aftercare package following the completion of our heroin rehab programme.
Deaths associated with Heroin have more than doubled since 2012 and are currently at their highest level since records began.
The UK has been dealing with problems relating to heroin use for some time as almost half of the heroin users that receive treatment have been using the drug for at least 21 years or more. This is one of the reasons why heroin is the most prominent illicit substance treated. Almost half (52%) of individuals that received treatment for drug addiction in 2018/19 were opiate users with heroin being the most common opiate used.
Although problems with heroin use have plagued the UK for many years, the issue is, unfortunately, showing no signs of slowing down. This is evident in figures published by the home office, which shows that 488kg of heroin was seized in the UK in 2018/19, this is a 217% increase from 2017/18.
Due to the increasing dangers surrounding the drug and increasing prevalence in the UK, we would strongly recommend that treatment is taken as early as possible to stop prolonged use of heroin.
Helping someone receive treatment for heroin addiction doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think.
If you have a family member that is addicted to heroin, we offer an intervention service.
Please get in contact with our team today to find out further information about the heroin addiction treatment we offer.
Alternatively, please complete the enquiry form, and a member of the admissions team will be in contact.
We know that substance abuse is a hard subject to talk about.
If you are concerned that you, a friend or a family member may have a heroin dependency then we believe that these questions will be extremely useful for you.
Rehabilitation is a treatment programme designed for people dealing with addictions to drugs or alcohol.
At Cassiobury Court, we offer a residential rehab programme that has been designed by our team of health professionals who are vastly experienced in rehabilitation recovery. The programme can be devised into three steps:
Step 1 - The admission process, before you are put onto our rehab programme you will have to talk to our admissions team who will be able to come up with a recovery plan which they feel will suit you best. This part of the process is a good opportunity for you to ask any questions before fully committing to the programme.
Step 2 - After the admission process, you will be then settled into the treatment clinic ready for step two of your recovery journey which is the detoxification part. The detox part of the rehab process is widely considered to be the most difficult part as when you are going through withdrawal of your substance you will most likely experience some uncomfortable symptoms, prescription treatment is available during this period.
Step 3 - Once you have completed your initial detox, you will then move onto therapies and sessions which are designed to help heal your mind and body. During your sessions, you will hopefully start to understand your addiction and more specifically the "12 steps" process which you can implement into your life to help live a full life free from addiction.
After the programme is completed, that is just the first stage. The next stage upon your return home is to overcome the many distractions that caused your addiction in the first place. If you are struggling to do this on your own, you will have access to our aftercare team who are will be supporting you even after you have completed your treatment with us.
Rehabilitation is considered to be the best treatment available for heroin addiction. Cassiobury Court gives you a place to stay that is free from the temptations that surround you in your everyday life while making sure you are receiving the best support possible to aid your recovery.
The detox process that comes with the programme can be very dangerous this is why having health professionals available to you 24 hours of the day like at Cassiobury Court can be life-saving in some instances. Once you get through the tough detox phase you will feel like you have accomplished something to be proud of, a clean slate for you to start building your new life free from the burden of heroin.
The length of treatment varies on the severity of your addiction and how you respond to treatment. In some cases, the withdrawal symptoms that come with detox can be quite difficult to deal with and this could lengthen the time of recovery, but in other cases, this might not be the same and you might find that the detox phase isn't as difficult as some may find it. The length of time is fully dependent on how the individual copes with the programme designed for them.
A typical day at Cassiobury Court consists of a variety of treatments which could include a therapy session, relapse prevention techniques or work on the "12 steps" approach. While you are not receiving treatment you will have access to our wonderful property which includes a communal area, dining area and beautiful gardens.
Cassiobury Park, which is located just a stone throw away from the clinic is the biggest public open space in Greater London. During your treatment, a member of our team will accompany you on a daily walk around the local area where you can get some fresh open air while enjoying the surrounding area.
Once your time with us is complete, you will receive 12 months of free aftercare as part of your addiction recovery. We also recommend our clients visiting support groups such as narcotics anonymous, as they will greatly improve your chances of a drug-free future.
Individauls suffering from Heroin addiction may have also developed underlying mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. It is possible that the struggles of dealing with mental health conditions or vice versa may have contributed to the development of your addiction to Heroin.
We can treat heroin addiction and mental health conditions but this would be something that occurs after going through successful detoxification from heroin. We believe that healing both conditions will play a huge part in a successful long term recovery from heroin addiction.
If you are looking for evidence that a loved one may be suffering from heroin addiction then the obvious sign to look out for is the presence of any paraphernalia which is a clear sign that substance abuse is taking place.
Other obvious signs would be the presence of needles, burnt spoons, discarded shoelaces (Used for strapping up injection areas), small plastic bags containing white powder, small wrappers with burn marks.
There are also some behavioural signs that you could look out for this includes constant sleeping, lying about reasons for wanting money, going missing a lot and being unable to explain their whereabouts, poor hygiene, stealing money, wearing long sleeve tops all year round to conceal needle marks, employment issues, problems with relationships, distancing themselves from friends and family etc.
If you suspect that a loved one is suffering from heroin addiction and feel that heroin rehab is needed then please get in touch with our admissions team today who can arrange an intervention.
John Gillen - Author - Last updated: 27th April 2022
John Gillen is a leading addiction treatment expert with over 15 years of experience in providing evidence-based treatment methods for individuals throughout the UK. John is also the co-author of the book, The Secret Disease of Addiction which delves into how the addictive mind works and what treatment techniques work best.
Dr Alexander Lapa (Psychiatrist) - Medical Reviewer - Last Reviewed: 27/04/2022 3:00 pm
MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology, SCOPE Certified
Dr Lapa graduated in Medicine in 2000 and since this time has accrued much experience working in the widest range of psychiatric settings with differing illness presentations and backgrounds in inpatient, community and secure settings. This has been aligned to continuation of professional development at postgraduate level in clinical research which has been very closely related to the everyday clinical practice conducted by this practitioner as a NHS and Private Psychiatrist.
He is fully indemnified by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) and MIAB Expert Insurance for Psychiatric and Private Medical practice. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK with a licence to practice.
Dr Lapa is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)
Member of Independent Doctors Federation (IDF), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BMA) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)
Dr Lapa’s extensive experience has also concentrated on the following areas of clinical practice:
– Assessment, Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment for Adults with ADHD.
– Drug and Alcohol Dependency and maintaining abstinence and continued recovery
– Intravenous and Intramuscular Vitamin and Mineral Infusion Therapy
– Dietary and Weight Management and thorough care from assessment to treatment to end goals and maintenance
– Aesthetic Practice and Procedures
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