Heroin, an opiate, affects the brain in a selected number of ways. It bonds to special chemical receptors in the brain that are in charge of pain signals, emotions, stress, impulses, and memory. The brain automatically notices the relief that heroin provides and re-wires itself emotionally to do what it needs to continuously achieve this result.
When heroin replaces natural chemicals in the brain during usage, it becomes increasingly difficult for users to refrain from using the drug. Heroin abuse is becoming more and more prevalent and is incredibly dangerous to the teen and young adult developing brain.
Sober College young adult treatment program is aware of the effects of continuous heroin abuse and takes this into account during the treatment process. Heroin treatment is more successful in a residential environment because of its nutritional, physical, and mental health support systems. These elements are important to have in place for heroin addicts because it assists them with acquiring skills they may have lost while abusing drugs, that will help them maintain long term sobriety.
Sober College young adult heroin rehab program works with its residents to teach alternative and healthy ways to deal with cravings and to help them create a support system and problem solve for the future. Creating a plan for the future helps to ease anxiety regarding the unknown aspects of life. The program at Sober College offers its residents diverse resources to grow as young adults, to be unafraid of their futures and to have initiative to keep moving forward.