Heroin Rehab & Addiction Recovery Program at John Volken Academy

An effective heroin rehab and drug addiction recovery program.

Heroin is an extremely addictive and deadly drug. As of now, heroin & other opioids are the cause of more deaths than traffic accidents in the USA

At John Volken Academy, we want to help change that statistic through holistic heroin addiction treatment. But first, how do you know if you or someone you love is addicted to heroin?

What Are The Symptoms & Signs of Heroin Addiction?

Users of heroin feel a pleasurable “rush”, with an intense feeling of relaxation. What are the signs that you or a loved one are addicted to heroin?

  • Sleeping a lot
  • Nodding off, where the user will alternate between sleep and wakefulness
  • Constipation
  • Dry Mouth
  • Foggy mental state
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Constricted pupils (pin point)
  • Glossy eyes
  • Track marks on their arms (redded dots over each vein)
  • Itching their nose/ sniffing all the time
  • Tin foil and rolled up papers/ hollow pen tubes laying around
  • CD cases with shaved markings on them laying around
  • Vomiting or sickness

A Holistic Approach to Heroin Addiction Recovery

The John Volken Academy heroin rehab program ensures that every graduate achieves all four essential elements of heroin Addiction Recovery and is set up for lasting sobriety:

Learn more about our Therapeutic Community approach to heroin addiction recovery and learn how to maintain lasting sobriety. Ready to begin heroin rehab? Scroll down for our phone number or to fill out a contact form. 

I was lost, I was scared. At John Volken Academy, I found myself.

One-Time Intake Fee. That’s it.
The program is free.

No Monthly Fees! The John Volken Academy is sponsored by private charitable foundations, friends of the Academy, supporting businesses and government.

There is a one-time intake fee for the program, after that the program is free.

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Heroin Addiction FAQs

What Are Common Physical Signs of Heroin Use?

You may find the following surrounding those who use heroin:

  • Lighters.
  • Spoons.
  • Syringes.
  • Medicine droppers.
  • String, belt, or elastic cord to tie off the arm.
  • Balloons.
  • Needles.
  • Aluminum foil

What are the effects of heroin?

Heroin has pain-relieving and depressant effects.

Short-term effects of heroin:

  • A “rush” which is a strong increase in euphoric feelings.
  • Feelings of being warm and flushed during the “rush.”
  • Heavy sensation in the extremities.
  • Reduced sensation of pain.
  • Drowsiness.
  • Sedation.
  • Lethargy.

Long term effects of heroin:

  • Decreased dental health marked by damaged teeth and gum swelling.
  • Excoriated skin from scratching.
  • Severe constipation.
  • Organ (kidney, liver) diseases.
  • Increased susceptibility to disease from diminished immune system.
  • Weakness and sedation.
  • Poor appetite and malnutrition.
  • Sleeping problems.
  • Decrease in sexual functioning.

What Do Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms Look Like?

Heroin withdrawal is an intense and difficult process that can last anywhere between 6 hours to a week – to acute withdrawal symptoms that last years.

Here are the most common heroin withdrawal symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sweating
  • Shaking
  • Nervousness
  • Agitation
  • Depression
  • Muscle spasms
  • Cravings for drugs
  • Relapse

How Is Heroin Made?

Heroin, often referred to as “H”, “Horse”, “Smack” & “Brown Sugar”, is made from the poppy plant. Heroin is a derivative of morphine, an opiate substance extracted from the opium poppy. Poppy plants thrive in warm, dry climates, and most opium poppies grow in a stretch of mountains that runs through southern Asia from Turkey through Pakistan and Laos. Heroin production begins with farmers who plant opium poppy seeds. After about 3 months, the poppies bloom. The pod of the poppy flower produces a milky fluid, which is the source of raw opium. Farmers split the pod with a special knife to harvest the opium, which quickly turns into a sticky brownish-black sap.

Want to learn more about the effects of heroin and other drug use? Read our blog post: 10 Facts About Drugs & Their Impact