Transformations Care

Our Heroin Addiction Treatment Program in Los Angeles, CA

Heroin Addiction Treatment Begins with Detox

Here are some things you need to know if someone you love needs heroin addiction treatment. First, anyone who is addicted to heroin lives in fear of the withdrawal symptoms. Once you’ve been through them, you never, ever forget how it feels. So, a safe and comfortable detox is the only way to start heroin addiction treatment.

If you’re trying to help someone you love get off heroin, trust us, the detox is on their mind. You can tell them that Transformations Care was founded by people who were addicted to opioids many years ago and who have been dope sick themselves.

They are the people who designed the detox they will go to and the protocols it uses. That should be more than a little reassuring. Just quitting cold turkey isn’t a practical option. Life is not like the movies. Not only is it miserable, but it can also be dangerous. It doesn’t make sense and if you quit alcohol or benzos that way especially, you could be taking your life in your hands.

A medically supervised detox should be at the front of any a drug addiction treatment plan. The work of recovery from heroin addiction can’t begin until the mind and body are clear and calm. We believe Transformations Care operates the best heroin detox in the Los Angeles area. We’ve worked very hard to make it everything we would want for ourselves or someone we love.

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Why Medical Detox for Heroin Addiction is Needed

First of all, we have experienced heroin withdrawal. We know how horrific it is. You won’t find any dispassionate corporate guys in suits here cutting corners on detox comfort or safety. We take addiction personally.  It’s why Transformations Care has a top-notch medical detox of our own set up in a peaceful residential area in the L.A. suburbs. We give you the kind of care we would want ourselves or somebody we love. A first class, compassionate, medically monitored heroin detox protocol.

Any discomfort will be contained, controlled and treated. We will head off as much discomfort as possible before there is even a chance to experience it. We are heroin addiction experts and we know opioid medical detox inside and out.

We keep our patients as comfortable as possible and treat any peripheral discomfort too, like aches and pains, cramps, anxiety or insomnia. To us this is as necessary as any other part of heroin addiction treatment. It’s humane and necessary to prepare for the hard work ahead.

Detoxing from Heroin at Home is a Mistake

Best case scenario for somebody attempting a home detox from heroin is they get some Suboxone, probably illegally from someone they know. But they don’t know how to use them properly (your loved one is not a detox trained clinician, remember?)

More often than not, they take them a just a little too early and throw themselves into what is called precipitated withdrawal.

That cruel irony means the medicine they are taking for relief instead throws them into immediate withdrawal with a ‘rebound’ effect. Others attempt a home heroin detox by taking some mild prescription opioids and drink a beer every 3-4 hours. Even the most careful and well-intentioned home heroin detox is going to lead to a lot of unnecessary suffering.

The worst part is the chances of that person staying sober are depressingly low. We’re talking single digit percentages. So, if you or someone you love has any opportunity at all to get a legitimate heroin detox and real treatment for heroin addiction afterwards, do it.

Rely on the Experts in Heroin Addiction Recovery

Look, heroin withdrawal is horrendous. The fear of that alone is a huge reason why so many people wait so long to even attempt getting off of heroin.  Why would someone put themselves through all that when they have a medical detox option?

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Medical opiate detox can help smooth out the runway and give a safe landing so you or the one you love can move on with your sanity and dignity intact. When you feel OK and you’re actually sober, you can work a real program of recovery without the distraction of feeling like a truck just ran you over. Medical detox is the obvious best-case scenario for you.

Heroin Addiction Treatment After Detox

Heroin addiction treatment should always begin with detox, but it should never end there. Remember, the point of heroin rehab is not just to hit reset button and give someone a break. It’s to blast past the obstacles to real, enduring recovery that are keeping them sick and stuck. That’s the entire idea behind the evidence-based treatment we do at Transformations Care. We are believers in recovery from heroin as a lifestyle for a lifetime of personal growth.  

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We dare to hope and believe here. We say long-term recovery from heroin addiction is a real possibility. We’ve seen it. That’s how we live every day ourselves! It is only because we were willing to get honest with ourselves and everyone else and do the work of recovery.

Transformations Care is devoted to helping you or your loved one attain the personal growth they need for lasting heroin addiction recovery. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity. You and the people you love deserve it. Heroin addiction does not need to be a life sentence for anyone.

Below you will find brief descriptions of each part of our comprehensive heroin addiction treatment program in Los Angeles. We are excited and hopeful to see you or your loved one begin a new life in recovery. We hope to hear from you soon!

Residential Heroin Addiction Treatment

The Transformations Care residential heroin addiction treatment program is where the work of recovery begins. We help people understand addiction. Not only how to manage cravings and avoid relapse, but how to thrive and succeed in recovery.

Getting sober isn’t about just getting by and hanging on. We don’t settle. We want the people we treat to grab life by the reins and master it. We are excited about living in recovery and we want that for others. We show people how to really live a real life full of meaning, purpose and promise. Believe it.

This is way more than simply removing the drugs. We want people to wake up in the morning, excited about life.  Listen, we really are a no-nonsense program here. The bottom line is this: We deliver a mix of the best holistic and conventional heroin addiction treatment methods.

In our Los Angeles heroin treatment program we use methods that are proven help people get clean and sober and stay that way. That’s what “evidence-based treatment” means. We’ve always just called it “no BS” treatment. Same thing. The point is we don’t waste your time here. We don’t do treatment unless we know it’s effective. Heroin recovery is too important not to take deadly seriously.

Our Residential Heroin Addiction Treatment in Los Angeles features:

  • True residential inpatient heroin addiction treatment.
  • Holistic addiction care including art therapy and wellness.
  • Proven 12-step fellowship recovery support components (NA)

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Recovery is a way of life we continue long after rehab. Heroin addiction treatment is where it starts, but the recovery piece continues for the rest of our lives. Rehab doesn’t “cure” addiction. Anyone who promises you that is lying. We get people healthy.

Then we help them understand themselves better. Most importantly, we give them the tools they need to keep growing after they leave. Our IOP bridges the gap between residential and partial hospitalization and outpatient. Here, you start to practice new recovery skills while living in supportive recovery housing if you choose. 

We even offer evening IOP treatment for people who need more flexible scheduling. IOP is an evidence-based addiction treatment that is proven to improve outcomes for people with substance use disorders.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program in Los Angeles features:

  • Evidence-based Intensive Outpatient heroin addiction treatment.
  • Practical, real-world recovery skill building and accountability.
  • Flexible scheduling with optional evening IOP and available recovery housing.

Outpatient Treatment and Aftercare Support

We just said recovery is a way of life, right? That’s the truth. It really is 100% possible to have an amazing life without getting high or drinking. But it requires understanding that maintenance and vigilance are the key. You have got to “keep it green” as they say.

When you finish heroin addiction treatment with us, you are going to feel amazing for the first time in a long while. The healthy, sober, clear-headed kind of amazing. That’s not the time to rest though. Keep going! We REALLY care about your success here. Reading our reviews will convince you of that if you aren’t already.

We are invested and we take outpatient treatment and aftercare support very, very seriously. We know they are essential to your success. Transformations Care gives every client we have the privilege to treat a total aftercare plan to guide them in recovery after they finish here. Every plan is hand built for each client’s specific set of needs.

Outpatient counseling and referrals, aftercare support and alumni services are all part of the deal. We also have 12-step meetings we host that you’re welcome to attend if you’re local and we have cool alumni events too. Stay plugged in to Transformations Care and you’ll be glad you did, we guarantee it.  

Our Heroin Addiction Outpatient and Aftercare in Los Angeles features:

  • Joint Commission Gold Seal Approved counseling and support.
  • Sensible, real-world recovery support, structure and accountability.
  • Meaningful connections to alumni for fellowship activities and support.

Does Insurance Cover Heroin Addiction Treatment?

Medical insurance will usually cover some form of heroin detox and treatment for opioid dependence. Obviously what coverage you get and how much depends on the plan you have. The best way to be clear about your options is to start with the insurance benefits check here. After that, a brief phone evaluation conversation with the prospective patient will help complete the picture. Then we can talk about what we can do to help.

An insurance benefits check at Transformations Care is easy and usually takes less than an hour. Checking medical insurance benefits does not commit someone to treatment at Transformations Care (or anywhere else). What it does is give you a clearer picture of your choices for heroin treatment for yourself or your loved one. That puts you in a position to make an informed decision about treatment.   

All we need for insurance verification is:

  • A health/medical insurance card
  • Full legal name, date of birth
  • A phone number to call you back at once we have some answers.

Transformations Care Works with Lots of Insurance Plans

Transformations Care works with most major health insurance plans that have out-of-network benefits and we are also in-network with lots of plans like HealthNet MHN. We’re sorry that we can’t work with state insurances such as Medi-Cal (California Medicaid) or Medicare now. But we do have pretty reasonable and fair self-pay rates which could be an option if you don’t have private health insurance. Give us a call and let’s see what we can do for you or your family.

Our Drug Addiction Treatment in Los Angeles features:

  • Private, comfortable and peaceful 6-bed residential accommodations.
  • 24-hour medical, clinical and psychiatric support and monitoring.
  • Medication-assisted detox to help you stay comfortable, get rest and heal.

Real Recovery for People Who Want It

Transformations Care doesn’t see addiction treatment as a “product”. Heroin rehab is a lifesaving service that we are blessed to be able to provide.  We are here for people who are ready to try to change their lives. Recovery is about honesty, first and foremost. If you’re serious about getting off dope or pills and staying off, we can help.

If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired or someone you love is, we’ve got you. We help people get healthy and recover. It’s hard work. Might be the hardest thing you ever do, but Transformations Care has your back every step of the way. In recovery, action always speaks louder than words. Take action now and pick up the phone and together we can start transforming your life, one day at a time.