Heroin Addiction Treatment in Florida


Learn how to reclaim your life at Transformations by the Gulf Alcohol and Drug Rehab where your heroin addiction treatment is customized.

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Heroin Addiction Treatment is available for you at Transformations by the Gulf. Heroin addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease that is characterized by changes in the brain and uncontrollable drug-seeking behaviors despite the negative consequences. Heroin is a synthesized opioid analgesic that comes from the Asian opium poppy plant. When used, heroin converts to morphine in the body. This substance is used on the streets as a recreational drug, also commonly called black tar, smack, brown, or tar. Upon initial use, people who use this drug feel a rush of pleasure, a sense of wellbeing, and joy. These strong feelings associated with the drug leave a user wanting more, which quickly leads to tolerance and addiction.

Heroin can be abused in a variety of ways; it can be injected intravenously, inhaled in powder form, or smoked. Each method of use quickly crosses the blood-brain barrier.

When heroin enters the brain, it is converted back into morphine, binding to opioid receptors that are located throughout the brain and body. Opioid receptors are involved in pain perception and reward, which is why using heroin increases pleasurable feelings and decreases pain.

The chronic use of heroin will eventually change the structure and functioning of the brain, leading to tolerance and dependence. Physical heroin dependence is when an individual develops the need to continue using the drug to avoid unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Psychological dependence occurs when an individual firmly believes that he or she cannot function without heroin. Both of these forms of heroin dependence are addressed in a proper rehab setting.

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Heroin Addiction Treatment is used to treat Heroin use signs and symptoms may include:

  • Depression
  • Euphoria
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Hostility toward others
  • Agitation and irritability
  • Lying about drug use
  • Avoiding loved ones
  • Weight loss
  • Scabs or bruises as the result of picking at the skin
  • Delusions
  • Disorientation
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • Decreased attention to personal hygiene
  • Possession of burned spoons, needles or syringes, missing shoelaces, and/or glass pipes
  • Stashing drugs in various places around the home, car, and work
  • Periods of hyperactivity followed by periods of exhaustion
  • Inability to fulfill responsibilities at work or school
  • Increased sleeping
  • Apathy and lack of motivation
  • Decline in occupational or academic performance
  • Slurred speech
  • Shortness of breath
  • Frequent respiratory infections
  • Wearing long pants and shirts, even in warm weather
  • Going “on the nod” during conversations
  • Forced, pressured speech
  • Track marks on arms and legs
  • Warm, flushed skin
  • Constricted pupils
  • Extreme itching

Our Heroin Addiction Treatment Program at Transformations by the Gulf St. Pete Beach, Florida


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The success of a person’s recovery depends on the level of personalized treatment provided. When we say our treatment is individualized, we mean that we craft a program tailored to address the client’s unique physical, mental and emotional needs.

In the client’s first 24 hours with us, we’ll evaluate their current state and work to understand what challenges they need to overcome. They’ll also have an initial session with our doctor and meet with one of our licensed mental health professionals.

After the initial evaluations, we’ll design a treatment plan with the sole mission of helping the client overcome and heal from addiction. Their program will focus on things such as:

  • Addressing and identifying root causes of addiction.
  • Creating a support system.
  • Developing healthy stress management techniques.
  • Eliminating substance use.
  • Learning how to communicate emotions effectively.
  • Maintaining a healthier lifestyle.
  • Repairing damaged relationships.
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Heroin Rehab in St. Pete Beach, FL


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We know every individual who comes to us with a need for heroin addiction treatment is different. At Transformations by the Gulf, we take an evidence based and holistic approach, by building a customized recovery plan.

  • Individual therapy – The client will have a minimum of two individual therapy sessions a week with their therapist to work through their struggles with addiction and measure progress.
  • Group therapy – Therapist-led session where the client will get to talk with others going through similar situations.
  • Nutrition and fitness – Proper nutrition and exercise programs are provided to help the client’s body heal and grow strong again after a substance use disorder.
  • Holistic activities – Activities like yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and art therapy can help the client relax, grow stronger, and stimulate their creativity.

We know that addiction has a ripple effect on the entire family. While their loved one is in treatment, the family may also want to use this time to recover.  We also offer family therapy sessions to help improve the family dynamic with your loved one going through treatment.

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Begin your recovery at Transformations by the Gulf in St Pete Beach, FL


If you or a loved one are experiencing a heroin addiction, Transformations by the Gulf can help. Our heroin addiction rehab center in St. Pete Beach, Florida provides a unique healing place for achieving sobriety. The sun, sand, and sea surround you with tranquility while you receive care that’s centered on holistic practices. To learn more about our inpatient heroin rehab in Florida, reach out to one of our representatives today.

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Transformations By The Gulf is Joint Commission Gold Seal Approved. The Gold Seal is the highest accreditation available for addiction treatment centers. Accreditation demonstrates TBTG’s commitment to continuous quality improvement and 100% client satisfaction.

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