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Quick fix, quick death.

Heroin: Accessibly Fatal.

Did you know, at least four North Carolinians die from accidental drug overdoses every day and that opioids, such as heroin, cause the majority of these deaths?

Arguably the most deadly opioid abused by addicts, heroin is easily accessible and incredibly dangerous for those seeking a quick fix. Since 2009, heroin has been responsible for over 3,000 fatal overdoses each year—and the numbers have only continued to rise.

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Easing the transition.

Recover From Heroin Usage More Comfortably.

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Mountainview Recovery helps struggling addicts by first ensuring they are weaned off of every single substance affecting their body (as heroin can, and frequently is, laced with other drugs, such as fentanyl). To do this, we use a controlled substance called suboxone.

Suboxone is a prescription medication that can help those with opioid addictions become more comfortable in the detox phase of treatment. The use of suboxone on a heroin addict can relieve the patient of various stresses and pains that come from nausea, vomiting, body aches, and sweats. As a result, the patient can better focus on their recovery and reforming mindset, rather than the difficulties that come with quitting their addiction.

Suboxone can be very addictive if not administered by a licensed doctor, which is why our Mountainview Recovery team always has a professional on-staff, 24/7.

Even just one use of this dangerous substance can lead to death, and if a user if lucky enough to survive, they will still be at risk for a number of other short-term and long-term side effects, including:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Severe itching
  • Liver disease
  • Various infections, hepatitis, and HIV
  • Brain deterioration
  • Depression
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Protecting the Future.

Continuing Your Steps Towards Sobriety.

Once a patient is clean and sober, it is absolutely vital for them to continue taking steps forward instead of back. To help ensure their continued sobriety, our team administers a monthly shot of Vivitrol to appropriate candidates after a thorough screening.

Vivitrol, otherwise known as naltrexone, is a non-addictive treatment for opioid and alcohol dependence that blocks opioid molecules from attaching to opioid receptors in the event of a relapse.

In short, Vivitrol blocks the effects of heroin and other opioids, rendering them useless (from a euphoric perspective) to addicts. Vivitrol is only administered by Mountainview Recovery when patients are in our care; however, we do refer them to outside providers after they have been discharged.

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Heroin Addiction Treatments.

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    Treatment

    Medical Detox

    The first stage of detox is one of the most important. Before a person can focus on gaining the knowledge and skills needed to live a life of recovery, addictive substances must be removed from the body.

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    Treatment

    Sober Housing

    At Mountainview Recovery, we want each individual who comes to us for help with dependence or addiction to have the best chance of establishing lasting recovery.

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    Treatment

    Intensive Outpatient

    Once detox and treatment are over, your recovery isn’t over. In fact, it’s just beginning! And, these first days of recovery, once treatment concludes, are the riskiest.

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Learn About the Help We Can Offer.

There is hope for those who feel they have none. If you or a loved one has been subject to heroin use, know that your life can change with one call. Our Mountainview Recovery team is ready to help get you back to living the life you were born to experience.

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