Heroin Detox in Alaska
Heroin is one of the most highly addictive opiates, and is possibly the most widely known. Located in Ocean Park, WA, Free by the Sea offers recovery for individuals who have completed their heroin detoxification. We provide rehabilitation services to residents across Alaska, and our compassionate staff are highly trained and experienced to deal with the withdrawal process from heroin.
Proudly serving residents in Alaska, including Anchorage and Juneau.
We have exceptional working relationships with outside detox facilities across Alaska and can help you find the right facility for detox. Free by the Sea can assist you with detox placement if you or a loved one needs detoxification prior to entering our addiction treatment program.
What Is Heroin Addiction?
Heroin impacts the central nervous system by binding to the brain’s pain receptors, acting like a painkiller. The feeling of euphoria is quick, making the drug highly and quickly addictive. Building up a tolerance to heroin happens unexpectedly, as most users believe they are in control of their use but soon need far more doses of the drug to attain the same high.
What Are the Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal?
Heroin withdrawal is extremely uncomfortable, and symptoms can appear within just a few hours of not having the drug. Most symptoms start between 24 to 48 hours after the last use. Withdrawal symptoms include:
- Impaired mental function
- Difficulty breathing
- Vomiting and nausea
- Itching sensations
- Increased anxiety
- Mood swings
- Pain throughout bones and muscles
- Heavy feeling in arms and legs
- Spontaneous kicking
What Are Suboxone and Subutex?
The only FDA-approved drugs on the market for opioid addiction treatment are Suboxone and Subutex. The active ingredient is buprenorphine, an opioid that is less dangerous compared to heroin. The buprenorphine affects the same neuron receptors as heroin, but there is no euphoric rush from Subutex and Suboxone.
Suboxone contains naloxone, which prevents the individual from misusing the drug. Subutex is typically used at the beginning of treatment and the individual switches to Suboxone once withdrawal is more manageable. Both medications assist with heroin recovery and the management of withdrawal symptoms.
Free by the Sea is a beautiful campus, located on the Long Beach Peninsula in Ocean Park, WA. Our community of dedicated professionals are committed to provide care to all individuals with dignity and respect. Client centered care respectful of individual needs and concerns is the foundation of our approach. We adhere to evidence-based practices which are focused on successful outcomes for long term recovery. Services provided include:
- 77 treatment beds.
- Masters level addiction counselors.
- High quality evidence-based addiction treatment, including gambling.
- DBT, CBT, EMDR and trauma informed treatment addresses underlying issues of addiction that include depression, anxiety, self-esteem and relationships.
- Relapse Prevention, Life Skills, Addiction education provided in groups and individual sessions
- Twelve step meetings include celebrate recovery, wellbriety, dual disorder and AA/NA/GA
- We offer residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care.
- Peaceful and safe setting located on five acres facing the Pacific Ocean.
- Multi-sport areas that include volleyball/basketball courts and an exercise room.
- Nutritionally designed meals to restore health
Why Wait? Call Us Today.
Heroin addiction is not something easily overcome without support or help from medical professionals. If you or a loved one are suffering from heroin abuse or addiction, call Free by the Sea. Our recovery treatment program offers compassion and understanding for the withdrawal process. We can provide you with the necessary tools to win your fight against heroin.
Contact Free by the Sea
Free by the Sea is a nationally recognized rehabilitation treatment facility in Ocean Park, WA, serving the residents of Alaska. We want to help you or your loved one find peace and live a healthy, drug-free life. Start the process of freedom today and contact us for treatment options and more information.