Heroin Treatment Program

An addiction to heroin can take over a person’s life and destroy their health and relationships.

Heroin is a potent, dangerous, and highly addictive drug derived from morphine. Because opiate is cheaper and illegally obtainable on the streets, it is common for heroin abuse to stem from an opiate addiction. The “high” users experience from heroin can be extremely intense and can quickly escalate to a full-on addiction. As the addiction intensifies, users may not be able to stop on their own and would need to receive help at a heroin addiction rehab to overcome this disease. Our drug rehab center provides a customized heroin treatment program that will help you break the cycle of addiction. Throughout this program, our staff will explain how to overcome a heroin addiction so our patients can start fresh and live a healthy and sober life.

What to Expect During Heroin Addiction Treatment

Seeking heroin addiction treatment is the best thing you can do for yourself when battling with a heroin dependency. Unfortunately, many people who struggle with this addiction are in denial about needing help. Understanding and admitting you need help is the first step towards a complete recovery. At Banyan Treatment Centers Chicago, this program will start with an initial medical assessment to determine the best level of care for our patients. Someone suffering from heroin addiction could also join our partial hospitalization program or our 12 step program to successfully overcome their addiction. Each patient is unique, so their treatment should be, too. 

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms

The beginning stages of heroin addiction treatment may include uncomfortable and intense withdrawal symptoms. These may vary depending on the patient’s current physical condition. Because heroin exits the body quicker than most drugs, the withdrawal symptoms usually occur right away.

The severity of symptoms may vary, but patients can expect to feel withdrawal symptoms such as:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Extreme anxiety and agitation
  • Sweating
  • Dilated pupils
  • Muscle cramps


Individuals can experience different heroin withdrawal symptoms depending on how much heroin they’ve been using and how long they’ve been using. Because long-term heroin abuse can affect the brain’s functions and chemical makeup, long-term withdrawal symptoms may persist. Heroin also has a high propensity for overdose, which can lead to further health problems or may even be fatal. At our drug rehab in Chicago, patients can recover under 24-hour care and medical monitoring in a safe and comfortable environment. 

Customized Care at Banyan

At Banyan Chicago, we pride ourselves on providing the best care possible for each of our patients. We act as a continuous support system throughout the entire recovery journey. Our trained and dedicated staff work one-on-one with each of our patients to ensure that their treatment plans are fully customized to meet their needs and recovery goals. Patients will engage in unique therapy sessions that will help them understand the root of their addiction while developing the skills necessary for maintaining their sobriety in the long run. Individuals will learn how to effectively move past their addiction and live a sober life. 

Related Readings:
What is Heroin and How Does Someone Start Using It?
Connection Between Heroin and Opioid Pain Pills
Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal
What is the Heroin Withdrawal Timeline

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