Heroin Addiction Treatment Center
Cycles of Change Recovery Services is California’s premier heroin rehab treatment center, equipped with the staff and tools needed to help you overcome your heroin addiction.
Located in Palmdale, California, our individualized treatment programs are designed to help you gain the knowledge, courage and determination needed to live a happy and productive life. Heroin addiction recovery is not easy, but at Cycles of Change you can recover in comfort and leave our heroin addiction program with the skills you need to thrive.
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Man at a low point in life because of his heroin addiction.
Signs of Heroin Addiction
Those who are struggling with an addiction to heroin can display many physical symptoms. It is important to be able to recognize the signs of heroin addiction in yourself or loved ones in order to take the first step towards recovery. Heroin rehab may be necessary for those who possess the following symptoms:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Flushed skin
- Sleepy eyes and tiny pupils
- Sudden weight loss
- “Nodding” off/falling asleep at strange times
- Slowed breathing and heart rate
- Pain or discomfort to the eyes when exposed to light, known as photophobia
- Possession of syringes, spoons with burnt edges, rubber tubes and other drug paraphernalia
- Always covering up parts of the body that are usually exposed, such as arms or legs, to hide the “track marks” caused from using a syringe to inject heroin
Causes of Heroin Addiction
Heroin is a highly addictive synthetic opioid drug that is made from morphine. Also known as dope, H and smack, it comes as a white or brown powder or a black, sticky goo (known as black tar heroin). Heroin can be smoked, snorted up the nose or injected into the blood stream with a syringe.
Each of these methods of doing heroin quickly sends the drug to the brain, giving the user an intense “rush,” or high. It does this by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, particularly those involved with feelings of pain and pleasure, which then produces euphoric feelings in the user. Because these sensations are tied to the brain’s pleasure and reward centers, they can easily cause someone to become addicted.
When someone starts to regularly use heroin they often develop a tolerance, meaning they have to take the drug in higher doses and more frequently in order to feel the desired effects. This causes the body to become dependent on the drug, and to experience withdrawal symptoms when not using heroin.
Many individuals who use heroin started with prescription opioid medications, such as hydrocodone and oxycodone. Prescribed by doctors to treat pain, these medications are generally safe when used correctly. However, due to their highly addictive nature, it’s easy for people to begin to misuse their painkillers, seeking higher doses and more prescriptions. In many cases the cost of heroin is relatively cheap when compared to prescription opioids. It is also becoming increasingly easy to get in the United States. Those two factors combined can largely be attributed to the increased rate of heroin addiction.
Heroin Rehab Center at Cycles of Change – Palmdale, CA
Cycles of Change Recovery offers a variety of successful heroin treatment programs, both residential and outpatient, in an environment that is safe and secure.
Our focus is to help you reach your goals and make positive lifestyle changes through counseling, interactive family therapies and family programs, addiction education, interpersonal relationship development, aftercare programs and much more.
Let Cycles of Change Recovery Services help you regain control of your life. Contact us in Palmdale, California to begin the next chapter where you can rediscover passion, pride and happiness with long-term sobriety!