Addiction No More: The Heroin Addiction Help Line for Pennsylvania
With the recent crack down on doctors prescribing too many painkillers, there has been a significant rise in the cost of obtaining these opioid pills. This has led to the resurgence of heroin addiction as a cheaper alternative to pain-killer addiction.
Heroin addiction and treatment programs in Pennsylvania
We have compiled a list of reputable treatment programs that specialize in the treatment for heroin addiction. The resurgence of heroin addiction has made a huge impact on the availability of state funded treatment beds in the state. For long-term recovery, we recommend that a person goes through a medical type detox if needed, followed up by a 45-90 day treatment program for heroin addiction. Recent studies show that a person that goes through an intensive 90 day program, will have a considerably higher chance of remaining heroin free.
Our counselors are standing by to point you in the right direction give us a call and start the recovery process today.
Treating heroin addiction in Pennsylvania will involve many steps to make the recovery process effective. For most people, there will be a need for a medical detox to alleviate the symptoms of Heroin withdrawal.
Heroin addiction can sometimes include other drugs so it is very important to make sure that you disclose all of the drugs you are currently using and have taken in the past 6 months. This will help the detox center for heroin addiction, better diagnose and prescribe the best medications to make your detox go smoothly and as pain-free as possible. Do not try to detox on your own. Heroin withdrawal can last anywhere from a few days, to a few weeks, depending on the length of heroin use and amount of heroin being abused on a daily basis.
Detox should be followed by an extensive stay at a Heroin Inpatient treatment program. Private Inpatient drug rehabs offer the best results for long-lasting sobriety from a Heroin addiction. 1-800-819-9973
Most of the people who have fought with heroin addiction have one thing in common: They recovered from their addiction at an inpatient heroin rehab center. Some people can find sobriety at an outpatient treatment program but due to the temptations and availability to go find heroin, this type of program is less effective in treating the addiction as a whole. The typical stay for someone recovering from a heroin addiction can vary from center to center and usually consists of 30-90 day programs.
Heroin addiction medications and uses
Sometimes a medical intervention can be used to help ween a person off of heroin at a slower rate, alleviating the withdrawal symptoms normally associated with a heroin Detox.
Buprenorphine: Being an opioid, Buprenorphine accesses the same receptors in the brain that heroin interacts with. This allows for a seemingly painless transition while managing cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
Methadone: Over they last few decades, this drug has become a bit controversial due to the fact that the body can build up a tolerance quickly if taken to often and is under investigation for being potentially addictive. Methadone is considerably stronger than Buprenorphine but works in the same manner, offering alleviated symptoms from withdrawal.
Naltrexone: Designed to block opioid receptors, blocking the effects that would normally take place once Heroin or an opioid is entered into the system. Also used in treating alcoholism.
Suboxone: Specifically designed to work in combination of Buprenorphine and Naltrexone. This combination of drugs not only manages the addiction, it also alleviates the temptation to use heroin due to the opioid blocking drug Naltrexone.
How to get help for a heroin addiction in Pennsylvania
- Call our toll-free, confidential help line 24 hours a day 7 days a week 1-800-819-9973
- Free help with Heroin addiction in Pennsylvania
- Financial options to cover the cost of heroin treatment
- Insurance benefit verification for heroin detox and treatment
- Information about heroin rehabs and intervention services for heroin addicts.
Call us now to discuss your treatment options. The information is free, the call is free and so is the referral.
Below we have provided a list of programs that offer free or low-cost treatment options for heroin addiction and treatment in Pennsylvania. The availability of beds in one of these facilities can change daily so If you are needing immediate help with your heroin addiction please do not hesitate to give one of our counselors a call and they can point you in the right direction.
LIST OF FREE OR LOW-BUDGET PROGRAMS IN PENNSYLVANIA
FAMILY SERVS AND CHILDRENS AID SOCIETY
Outpatient, Substance Abuse Treatment for women and Children
716 East 2nd Street
TEEN CHALLENGE PHILADELPHIA MEN’S HOME (Christian Treatment Programs)
Sliding fee scale program,Privately funded, Men Only, Low Cost Substance Abuse Treatment
156 West Schoolhouse Lane
Homeless Shelter, transitional housing help, Rehab help for those seeking life without drugs
907 Hamilton Street
TEEN CHALLENGE PHILADELPHIA WOMEN’S HOME ( Faith based treatment Program)
Low cost long-term treatment program offering faith-based treatment for those in need,| Residential Long-Term program based on a sliding fee scale, Substance Abuse Treatment program, No Detox must be clean on entry of program.
329 East Wister Street
Criminal Justice Clients, court ordered treatment program, DUI_DWI Offenders,court ordered drug testing, Outpatient treatment programs for primary care and after care,|Substance Abuse Treatment programs for first time offenders needing deferment rehab options.
8841 self inc 19102 qlk
1425 Arch Street 4rd Floor
FAMILY HOUSE NOW
Adolescent and teen treatment for heroin dependency | Residential Long-Term treatment for teens battling a heroin addiction in Philadelphia| Substance Abuse Treatment program for kids
Woman’s space 272745
1020 North 48th Street
PHILADELPHIA BROTHERHOOD RESCUE MISSION
Free treatment and transitional housing help for the indigent,Homeless Shelter
401 E. Girard Avenue
SALVATION ARMY HARBOR LIGHT CENTER
Low Cost treatment Insurance accepted,Outpatient after care and primary treatment program, low-cost Residential Long-Term treatment for Heroin addiction, Sober Living houses, Substance Abuse Treatment and heroin rehab center
865 West North Avenue
LIGHT OF LIFE RESCUE MISSION
Free Treatment Low cost options, Residential Long Term Treatment treatment program for heroin addicts in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Light OF life
10 E. North Avenue (P.O. Box 6823)
TEEN CHALLENGE TRAINING CENTER INC (faith-based drug rehab)
Free Treatment low-cost private, Residential Long-Term 6 month or longer, Must be clean on entering NO DETOX
33 Teen Challenge Road
TEEN CHALLENGE OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
Low cost treatment programs, Heroin rehab Residential Long-Term, free Substance Abuse Treatment must be clean with no noticeable withdrawal symptoms present at time of intake.
220 Challenge Lane P.O. Box 55
YORK RESCUE MISSION
Christian rehab,Homeless Shelter
363-373 West Market Street
A new study shows that the heroin epidemic is even worse than it was previously diagnosed throughout the state. Heroin is reportedly easier to get than wine, and less expensive that beer in the rural regions of the state. The epidemic that is sweeping the nation is due, in par,t to the nation wide crackdown on prescription medication availability. With prices for a single dose of heroin between 5 and 10 dollars in rural areas, it has become easier and cheaper than buying a six-pack of beer for young kids. Drug dealers do not have an age requirement for people wanting to buy their drugs so the access to it has become easier than finding someone to buy alcohol.
Treatment and education is the only way to reduce the overdose rates in Pennsylvania.
In 2015 the state overdose rate has increased dramatically from 21 per 100,000 people in 2014, to 26 pre 100,000 people in 2016. This is a staggering increase in just one year. A recent study by the DEA has reported that 55% of all overdoses in Pennsylvania have traces of heroin in their system. Heroin was present in 95% of the overdose fatalities in 59 out of the 62 counties in Pennsylvania.
Fentanyl was the second most frequently identified drug in recent deaths in 2015 (27 percent); of fentanyl-positive decedents, approximately 36 percent were also positive for heroin, and approximately 26 percent were positive for cocaine.
For more treatment programs please give us a call and we can discuss more options in your area for heroin rehab. Not all centers are the same and their treatment can vary from center to center. If you are looking for a specific program or therapy type that you feel will work for your specific case give us a call and we can help you locate the best treatment center for heroin addiction in the state of Pennsylvania.