Utah Heroin Rehab Program

Residential Heroin Treatment in Utah

Heroin is a very addictive drug, similar to opioid addiction, and requires medical help to get on the road to recovery. Avante translates from Spanish to “moving forward,” and Avante Treatment Centers provide a way forward for heroin and other addictions. There is a detox program to get people stabilized, as well as an inpatient program to help people take the next step. Our programs are based on proven methods, and each program is also tailored to fit each patient as an individual.

Avante Treatment Center is a comprehensive provider of addiction treatment. We can help people who suffer from heroin addiction create a better life for themselves. We have a holistic healing approach that takes the entire person into consideration.

Addiction affects every area of your life, and our programs help patients grapple with all of those areas and gain control of their lives again. Our approach focuses on healing the mind, body, and spirit.

Often it is hard for the addict to seek help, and many will not do so until a family member intervenes. There are many warning signs of heroin abuse or addiction. A person could have one or two symptoms and not be an addict, but they also do not need to have every symptom to be an addict.

One sign is hiding parts of the body when it is not necessary, like covering arms on hot days with long sleeves. Often this is to hide the needle marks. The possession of drug paraphernalia, like syringes or spoons with burned edges, could mean a person is using heroin.  Often Heroin addicts also have a very strong aversion to light, as their eyes get extremely sensitive.

Some other signs include a loss of interest in personal hygiene, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, slow breathing, falling asleep at unusual times, or tiny pupils or sleepy eyes.

In recent years heroin use has increased dramatically into what some say is a widespread epidemic. It has been around a long time but has seen a surge in use recently. Death by overdose kills thousands of people each year.

Heroin use has increased among all groups of people, but has also increased among people who are not usually associated with drug abuse. There has been a particular surge in use amongst women, those with a higher annual income and private insurance, and young people. The use of heroin has doubled in the last decade for people between the ages of 18 and 25. The stereotypes of heroin users are no longer accurate.

Heroin is a synthetic opioid that is made from morphine and gives the user a very euphoric experience.  It is normally a white or brown powder. Heroin is often injected, after being mixed, into the bloodstream with a needle, but it can also be smoked or snorted. This gets it to the brain very fast, which is part of what makes it so addictive. Sometimes people also use alcohol or crack along with heroin.

Heroin, a synthetic opioid, acts upon receptors in nerve cells in the brain to produce its euphoric effect. Heroin is cheaper than opioid painkillers and there are good supplies, which are two contributing factors in the increase in usage. Regular use causes the body to build up a tolerance, so it takes more of the drug to get high. As people take higher dosages, they become dependent on the drug.

It is also a fact that alcoholics and heavy marijuana users are more likely to become addicts than people who don’t use those substances. Opioid painkiller addicts are particularly susceptible to heroin addiction, since there are similarities in the drug itself.


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