Heroin addiction treatment that actually works

Since we started treating substance abuse and addiction more than a decade ago, our goal has been to treat the whole person for a lifetime. That’s why we offer a continuum of care that includes inpatient, outpatient, and even virtual addiction treatment programs.

Our advanced, evidence-based approach is designed and administered by board-certified addiction psychiatrists, physicians and other experts, and found to be effective in 84% of patients – as opposed to 12-step programs, which work for at most 50%.

Call today and get help. Our heroin addiction experts are here for you.

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Treatment options for heroin addiction

Most heroin users need help getting clean and require inpatient drug rehab. Few people can stop using without going through a supervised medical detox and a science-based heroin addiction treatment program.

Getting through withdrawal phase that accompanies stopping heroin is safer and easier when it’s done under the supervision of board-certified medical professionals who are able to assist with the intense cravings for the drug, along with dangerous heroin withdrawal symptoms.

Enterhealth offers a medically supervised drug and alcohol detox program (or withdrawal stabilization) where patients can be prescribed anti-addiction medications such as suboxone to lessen these withdrawal symptoms before they begin long-term treatment.

The heroin detox process alone is NOT a cure for heroin addiction.

A comprehensive, personalized program combining pharmacological treatment with therapy to address any psychological issues is crucial to help those with heroin addiction regain a stable and productive life.

Research shows that integrating both types of treatment is the most effective way to restore a degree of normal function to the brain and provide a more positive, lifelong outcome.

Effective behavioral treatments for heroin addiction can be administered in an inpatient or outpatient setting following withdrawal stabilization.

A treatment plan at Enterhealth may include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy sessions
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
  • Holistic treatment services

A range of treatment options based on you

Each person’s path to addiction is unique with different neurological, emotional, social and environmental contributing factors. That’s why the Enterhealth journey to recovery is personalized to meet individuals and families where they are. Whether you need immersive inpatient care or outpatient treatment, we offer a range of evidence-based treatment options and innovative therapies. Enterhealth is the only facility with highly trained on-site addiction specialists, including PhDs, MDs and Master’s Level Therapists, who coordinate care at every stage. Because we understand the science behind addiction, we are best equipped to assess and treat individuals and families. Contact us to see why we’re the only facility with an 84% success rate.

Inpatient

Healing In Van Alstyne, Texas

Unlike traditional facilities that focus only on counseling and the one-size-fits-all 12-step model, Enterhealth Ranch embraces the latest National Institutes of Health research to take a medical approach to treat drug and alcohol addiction as a brain disease. Under the direction of the Enterhealth Brain Healing Institute, Enterhealth Ranch offers highly personalized, inpatient drug and alcohol rehab that’s on your side, not on the clock. Our attentive, personalized treatment is provided in a unique, peaceful ranch setting – the ideal environment to promote health and healing – designed to provide an unmatched level of privacy, exclusivity and comfort. Treating our patients with dignity and respect, we provide every patient with a private room, top-notch amenities, and 24/7 access to addiction trained specialists who deliver evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care.

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Outpatient

Nearby care at our Dallas Facility

Enterhealth is here to help, and we can meet you in the middle. Regardless of insurance or your current financial situation, our experts in mental health and substance use disorders can help you decide the best course of action for you and your family. At our Outpatient Center of Excellence, our master’s-level therapists, physicians and telehealth professionals can assess your situation and suggest practical and proven methods to treat everything from anxiety and depression to co-occurring substance use disorders. Whether in person at our outpatient facility or in the convenience of your home through an online virtual session, rest assured Enterhealth can help you take the first step toward lasting recovery with our comprehensive assessment.

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Virtual

Get the care you need from where you are

It goes without saying that the world, post-pandemic, has changed drastically - but Enterhealth's deep level of critical, professional, science-based treatment hasn't. You can now access the same level of dedication and care from our staff of board-certified clinicians virtually from your device that you can from our Residential and Outpatient facilities. Contact us today to find out how you or someone you love can start out on the path to recovery.

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Alumni

Keeping you connected to your recovery

Recovery from substance use disorder dramatically improves with the support of family and friends, especially from those who are on the same path. The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. Although Enterhealth supports the Alumni Association, it is primarily led by former patients who genuinely understand recovery’s peaked and valleyed terrain and can provide opportunities to stay in touch, enjoy good company, and support each other through the good and challenging times. Being part of the Enterhealth Alumni Association allows participants to rebuild their senses of identity, gain insight and support on transitioning to home life, and learn from others who have been there and can truly shed light on what it takes to succeed in recovery.

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Inpatient

Healing In Van Alstyne, Texas

Unlike traditional facilities that focus only on counseling and the one-size-fits-all 12-step model, Enterhealth Ranch embraces the latest National Institutes of Health research to take a medical approach to treat drug and alcohol addiction as a brain disease. Under the direction of the Enterhealth Brain Healing Institute, Enterhealth Ranch offers highly personalized, inpatient drug and alcohol rehab that’s on your side, not on the clock. Our attentive, personalized treatment is provided in a unique, peaceful ranch setting – the ideal environment to promote health and healing – designed to provide an unmatched level of privacy, exclusivity and comfort. Treating our patients with dignity and respect, we provide every patient with a private room, top-notch amenities, and 24/7 access to addiction trained specialists who deliver evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care.

Learn More
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Outpatient

Nearby care at our Dallas Facility

Enterhealth is here to help, and we can meet you in the middle. Regardless of insurance or your current financial situation, our experts in mental health and substance use disorders can help you decide the best course of action for you and your family. At our Outpatient Center of Excellence, our master’s-level therapists, physicians and telehealth professionals can assess your situation and suggest practical and proven methods to treat everything from anxiety and depression to co-occurring substance use disorders. Whether in person at our outpatient facility or in the convenience of your home through an online virtual session, rest assured Enterhealth can help you take the first step toward lasting recovery with our comprehensive assessment.

Learn More
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Virtual

Get the care you need from where you are

It goes without saying that the world, post-pandemic, has changed drastically - but Enterhealth's deep level of critical, professional, science-based treatment hasn't. You can now access the same level of dedication and care from our staff of board-certified clinicians virtually from your device that you can from our Residential and Outpatient facilities. Contact us today to find out how you or someone you love can start out on the path to recovery.

Learn More
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Alumni

Keeping you connected to your recovery

Recovery from substance use disorder dramatically improves with the support of family and friends, especially from those who are on the same path. The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. Although Enterhealth supports the Alumni Association, it is primarily led by former patients who genuinely understand recovery’s peaked and valleyed terrain and can provide opportunities to stay in touch, enjoy good company, and support each other through the good and challenging times. Being part of the Enterhealth Alumni Association allows participants to rebuild their senses of identity, gain insight and support on transitioning to home life, and learn from others who have been there and can truly shed light on what it takes to succeed in recovery.

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How Enterhealth has made a difference

 

“FPO – When I first arrived here, I truly believed I would never be able to function without drugs or alcohol, nor be happy in general ever again. My family did not know how to help me. After being here, I’m a happier person. Laughter comes naturally. I’m repairing relationships I thought were irreparable.”

Hanna (former Enterhealth patient)

Frequently asked questions

Heroin is a highly addictive and destructive drug in the opioid family. It is typically injected but can also be inhaled or smoked.

Heroin addiction can have devastating health and societal impact on the user and the user’s surrounding friends, family, and co-workers. Heroin abuse can affect anyone – young, old, wealthy, or disadvantaged.

Anti-addiction medications approved for the treatment of heroin addiction, such as Suboxone (buprenorphine with naloxone) and Naltrexone (Vivitrol), act on the same receptors as the addictive drug but are safer and less likely to result in addiction.

That means these medications are able to alleviate many of the uncomfortable physical effects of heroin withdrawal, while also reducing cravings and allowing patients to fully participate in treatment.

Heroin addiction changes the physiology of the brain, creating imbalances in several different neuronal and hormonal systems. Studies have shown chronic heroin use can lead to deterioration of the brain’s white matter, which may affect decision-making abilities and how the brain functions in general. Looking at the data from the latest neuroimaging studies shows us that addiction is a chronic brain disease, and at Enterhealth Ranch and Enterhealth Outpatient Center of Excellence, we treat it as such.

Heroin is in a class of drugs called opiates. Most heroin users start don’t start with using heroin, but rather with opiates in pill form, often with a legitimate prescription such as OxyContin or Vicodin from their doctor or dentist.

Persons who become addicted to these pills find that the pill form of opiates becomes too expensive and harder to get, and sometimes they turn to intravenous heroin because of its easier access and much lower cost. But in these forms, heroin purity is almost impossible to discern, and dosage can be difficult to judge, thus leading to increased addiction, overdose or, even, death.

Long-term heroin addiction has serious health consequences, including:

  • Infectious disease (HIV, hepatitis)
  • Collapsed veins
  • Bacterial infections
  • Abscesses and other soft-tissue infections
  • Infection of the heart lining and valves
  • Arthritis and other rheumatic problems
  • Liver and kidney disease
  • Lung complications (pneumonia and tuberculosis)
  • Brain infections

Heroin users also experience a variety of other medical complications, including hormonal imbalances, insomnia, and constipation. Many suffer from mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and manic depression. In addition, many tragic pre- and post-natal conditions are associated with heroin use during pregnancy, including malnutrition, third-trimester bleeding, hepatitis, intellectual disability, and behavioral abnormalities.

Heroin is a very serious drug, and getting treatment early is incredibly important. Heroin is one of the most difficult drugs to quit using. The body adapts to its presence and develops a strong physical dependence to it, as well as an equally strong psychological grip. Most people begin using to escape other stressful issues in their life. Then, when they try to stop using, those issues remain and often lead to relapse.

Heroin withdrawal symptoms are some of the most severe and uncomfortable of all types of withdrawal, and many users will return to using heroin just to relieve them. Because of the severity of heroin withdrawal symptoms, relapse is very common. Often, when a user relapses, they return to their old dosage for which their body no longer has a tolerance. This can lead to overdose – or even death.

  • Early heroin withdrawal symptoms include:
    • Agitation and anxiety
    • Restlessness
    • Difficulty sleeping
    • Muscle aches
    • Increased tearing
    • Insomnia
    • Runny nose
    • Excessive sweating
    • Yawning
    • Goose bumps

    Later heroin withdrawal symptoms are even more intense and uncomfortable:

    • Abdominal cramping
    • Diarrhea
    • Dilated pupils
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Abnormal heart rate
    • High blood pressure
    • Seizures

Symptoms typically begin within 12 hours of the last dose, and peak between 48 and 72 hours. Physical heroin withdrawal symptoms usually subside after about a week.

Heroin withdrawal symptoms usually diminish and can be controlled after about a week of discontinuing use. However, the psychological dependence can remain long afterward. This is why it’s important to seek help through a certified drug addiction treatment program – to assist with both the physiological and psychological aspects of heroin addiction.

The impact of heroin addiction is felt all across the United States and has been identified as one of the most significant drug abuse issues affecting Dallas/Fort Worth and the North Texas region.

  • Heroin was the primary drug of abuse for 13% of clients admitted to treatment in Dallas in 2011.
  • At Enterhealth, a large percent of our clients need treatment for heroin addiction.
  • There were 259 calls to the Texas Poison Center Network involving confirmed exposures to heroin in 2011.
  • The 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBS) found that 3.3% of Texas high school students reported having ever used heroin.

*State standard is 1:10 clinical staff to patient ratio

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1.800.388.4601