A 51 year old man completes a 90 day heroin addiction program at Hawaii Island Recovery.
He is still sober today. Here is his recovery story…
Life Is Good For Latest Gradute
Kailua Kona, Hawaii is home to an innovative heroin addiction rehab. The detox center provides a variety of proven detox modalities. They include a safe medical detox through methadone, suboxone and a variety of holistic detoxification.
The treatments that follow at Hawaii Island Recovery’s heroin addiction rehab vary depending on the individual, but methadone, a synthetic opiate that blocks the effects of heroin and eliminates withdrawal symptoms, has a proven record of success for people addicted to heroin. Other pharmaceutical approaches, such as buprenorphine, and many behavioral therapies also are used for treating heroin addiction. Buprenorphine is a recent addition to the array of medications now available for treating addiction to heroin and other opiates. This medication is different from methadone in that it offers less risk of addiction and can be prescribed in the privacy of a doctor’s office. Buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) is a combination drug product formulated to minimize abuse.
In 2009, 605,000 Americans age 12 and older had abused heroin at least once in the year prior to being surveyed.
Holistic Therapy is Most Effective
Although behavioral and pharmacologic treatments can be extremely useful when employed alone, science has taught us that integrating both types of treatments will ultimately be the most effective approach. There are many effective behavioral treatments available for heroin addiction... An important task is to match the best treatment approach to meet the particular needs of the client when they first enter the heroin addiction rehab.
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse