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What Is The Heroin Rehab Success Rate?

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Heroin rehab success rates are a common topic of discussion among people seeking drug addiction treatment. Anyone looking for a way out of heroin addiction wants to know that they are choosing the most effective treatment before they start. However, if you just look at the raw numbers for success rates without understanding how the treatment works, it can be confusing or even depressing.

A large number of studies that have been done only measure the number of people who relapse. This fails to take into account the fact that relapse can be part of the recovery process. Addiction is a disease like asthma or high blood pressure. The difference is that addiction is a disease of the mind. Drugs weaken the bodies ability to experience pleasure and lower motivation. They can also increase our negative reactions to stress and create cravings. That means relapse is not a failure unless you give up on your recovery. If you are still working to stay clean after a relapse you have not failed.

Heroin Rehab Success Rate Numbers

Approximately 60% of people who go through full addiction treatment will avoid relapse. The heroin rehab success rates increase if they also attend aftercare and enrol in a long term support programme like Narcotics Anonymous or other regular meetings.

Conversely, people who avoid aftercare and do not have a support system like NA have an approximately relapse rate up to 70%. The reason for the dramatic increase in relapse is that a treatment programme for addiction is not a miracle cure. It only provides the tools and guidance to recover.

Many addiction professionals compare this to a disease like high blood pressure. When you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, doctors can give you medicine to help but you have to change your behaviours to recover.

How can I increase my heroin rehab success rate?

If you want to best chance of recovering from a heroin addiction the first step is to enrol in a treatment programme. Help He Stop offers a very effective programme that fits around your daily life. The point of initial treatment is to break the cycle of addiction, address the reasons you are using heroin and give you the tools and knowledge to start recovery.

Once you finish your treatment, it is important to seek aftercare. This is a service that provides regular top-up treatment. It can be hard navigating the world when you are used to relying on heroin or another addictive substance. The extra support aftercare provides can help as you transition into long term recovery.

The final step to increasing your heroin rehab success rate is getting long term support. Narcotics anonymous or another support group is a great option. These organisations have meetings all across the world and they are able to offer both support and structure to keep your recovery on track.

If you are interested in starting your recovery today, contact Help Me Stop. Our addiction treatment specialists have decades of experience guiding people just like you through recovery. Contact us now to book your treatment.

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