My Brother is Addicted to Heroin: How to Help Your Loved One

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Have you noticed your sibling acting differently, but not quite sure why? They could be secretly struggling with Heroin addiction. All those months of drastic mood swings, low motivation and no longer wanting to do the things that made him happy anymore may suddenly become clear. When your brother is addicted to heroin, you may start thinking he’s not the same person anymore, but that’s not true — he’s just struggling with something he can’t control. 

When a person uses heroin it quickly becomes something they need. In order to deal with overwhelming depression or anxiety attacks sometimes it’s easier to use drugs than it is to face your problems head on. What may have started as a one time deal quickly became something that took over and now he can’t control it anymore and you can help him by finding him an addiction treatment rehab program that’s right for him.

Seeking a Residential Addiction Treatment Facility

There’s many types of addiction treatment including detox, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment. When people say the word, “rehab,” they’re typically talking about residential treatment, but your loved one may need more than that. If your brother is struggling with an opioid addiction it’s necessary to find a treatment facility that offers detox and residential services. At Transformations Care, our clinicians will monitor your brother as he goes through the worst part of drug use — the come down. It’s a necessary step in the road to getting clean and sober unfortunately there’s no work around, but we’ll be with him every step of the way. After detox, we’ll transition your brother into our residential addiction treatment program and outpatient programs.

If he’s worried about losing his job which has probably already suffered because of his drug use then you can assure him that this shouldn’t count against him. Since addiction is classified as a disease, checking into a rehab center can only work for him, not against him. They will also be able to notify employers that he is staying there for a period of time and will need to be out for a while. And if you can’t get him into a rehab program where there is in-patient you should consider doing telehealth. That is one way that he could potentially still get to work while working on himself at home. Though for opioid use it’s much harder to detox alone.

Rehab Therapies For Your Loved One

When looking for an addiction treatment center, you will want to find one that offers a dual-diagnosis program. Drug rehab paired with specialized treatment for underlying causes such as anxiety, depression or trauma will be the most beneficial for your loved one. At Transformations Care we treat both the addiction and the mental health disorders, so your brother can get clean for good. Life can throw you curveballs, but we’ll give your loved one the tool they need to handle triggers and how to cope with them. 

Get Help Sooner Than Later

Odds are your brother is dealing with a hell of a lot right now and we’re the ones that are going to help him figure it all out. We are a 6 bed addiction treatment program, located in the South Bay, that offers a full continuum of care. 

Heroin addiction is a lot more common than you’d think, but not all of those people get the treatment they need. We’re here to help your brother make a stand and take his life back so that he can transform it and live a better future. And our services don’t just end when he leaves here either.

We offer outpatient programs that include daytime and nighttime tracks. Nighttime outpatient programs are perfect if your brother can’t take time away from his 9-5 job. Best yet, we offer telehealth outpatient services as well, so your brother can continue working on himself at home. 

The bottom line here is you clicked on this article because your brother needs help. Whether he wants to admit it or not, you’ve definitely got something to be concerned about. Reach out to us today and we’ll help you figure out the best options for his treatment plan. Give us a call at 424.339.0965. You won’t lose anything by calling, but you may be able to give yourself a little peace of mind.

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Today, more than 75% of hospitals and healthcare providers offer access to telehealth treatment, with 29 states having gone so far as to enact telehealth parity laws, which force insurance companies to reimburse patients for telehealth at the same rates as they would for in-person treatment.
 
 If you’ve been thinking about getting clean and sober, or if you’ve been wanting to work on and strengthen the recovery you already have, it’s never been easier to do it through telehealth.