Looking for Effective Heroin Drug Treatment

by | Apr 22, 2016 | Medical Equipment

Drug use and abuse are a huge problem in many societies. For example, the use of methamphetamine has risen dramatically in towns in Australia, due in large part to the speed of production and penetration of rural areas by criminal motorcycle gangs.

Similarly, heroin use has increased significantly in the United States, with rates increasing across all demographics by 63% between 2002 and 2013. Most alarmingly, even those groups considered less likely to use it were becoming addicted during this period.

Clearly, effective heroin drug treatment options are needed in order to mitigate long-term damage to society at all levels. But what can be done and how would such a program work?

Recovering from Heroin Use

For drug addiction to be treated effectively at all, the right people with the right experience must be in place to provide a link between the addict and the drug rehabilitation program. Experienced staff members should understand the following:

  • The circumstances that lead to drug and heroin addiction are different for different people. There is no one-size-fits-all scenario.

  • All residents require direct care in a caring and sensitive setting.

  • Recovery takes time and should not be expected to happen overnight.

An effective heroin drug treatment program should be as distraction-free as possible for the residents of the program. This would allow residents to focus on their recovery and learn skills to help in their own long-term treatment.

Blueprints for Recovery is our long-term drug treatment facility. You can stay up-to-date with Blueprints for Recovery or find out more about our programs by calling (888) 391-9772.

Long-Term Drug Abuse Recovery

The most well-intentioned drug rehabilitation and drug recovery clinics can fail when it comes to teaching their residents some basic life skills, which are required for looking after themselves in a non-clinical setting without experienced staff to guide them. This is why an effective drug treatment program needs to consider the following:

  • Teaching residents about healthy nutrition and preparing meals for themselves;

  • Educating residents about possible undiagnosed mental health issues leading them to addiction, including PTSD, anxiety, and childhood abuse;

  • Meditation classes to teach residents new coping skills;

  • Practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to reinforce the path to long-term and sustainable recovery; and

  • Taking residents on outdoor excursions, including rock climbing, kayaking, camping, and fishing.


An effective drug treatment program needs to be holistic in its approach and recognize that addiction stems from multiple factors. The right clinical approach to recovery involves not only experienced staff, but a recognition that long-term sustainable drug abuse recovery is a multi-faceted approach that does not occur overnight.

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