Helping you to overcome heroin addiction through my own experience, strength, and hope.

How to recover from heroin addiction

In order to recover from heroin addiction one must first of all stop using heroin. Next they may want to get help with some type of heroin treatment or to detox from heroin. This can be done in treatment centers located all over the United State prices and types of treatment available will vary somewhat so do some research and find what suits you.

How to recover from opiates

If you decide to go to heroin treatment you can opt for a heroin detox. This will be done by a staff of trained professionals. They will administer drugs that will help alleviate the suffering of your heroin withdrawal. In order to get your moneys worth plus to help with your opiate addiction recovery I strongly recommend that you go to residential treatment when you finish your heroin withdrawal.

Now when you get out here are some choices that can help with ones addiction recovery. One thing you may want to consider is going to long term heroin treatment. I think this is the best bet for anyone who has went through residential treatment a couple of times and relapsed; in fact this is exactly what I did I was a chronic relapser I have even used minutes after leaving rehab so I knew that I had to take action and do something different which was long term treatment.

What will we do in long term treatment?

Most of the long term treatment facilities will require you to attend 90 meetings in 90 days and you will live in a recovery house or something similar. We had to pay like 30% of our income. Most places you will be allowed to work after two weeks of staying on the property its kind of a probationary period, unless another member of the house takes you to a meeting anyway that’s how it was where I went to treatment.

One can also choose to go to school if they want, this is what I did and I am not very far from getting a bachelors degree in Social Work. I chose this field so I could help others. How can you go wrong with this working and getting paid to help other addicts learn how to stop using heroin and other drugs?

Regardless of if you decide to quit heroin at home or in rehab you will want to make aftercare plans about how you intend to stay clean and sober because those who fail to do this soon return to active addiction. I would suggest that you sit down with pen and paper and make a sound recovery plan. A sound plan would include either 12 step meetings or substance abuse counseling or both. I personally used both to beat heroin.

It has been my experience any addict and this means any addict can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use drugs, and find new and better way to live. This means those who work a program and take action every single day. One has the freedom to devise their own recovery program or you can do what I did it work for me and is still working for me and it can work for you also.

Good luck


  1. Help , my husband is an addict, he refuses to stop, I have made it way to easy for him to continue to use, now he hates me and treats me as if I am the one with the problem, his heroin addiction has cost me over $100,000. It makes me sad and sick that he can't and won't stop. The main problem s we are no longer living in the U.S. There are treatment facilities where we are but he refuses to go. He has started on Methadone a few times before but never follows through. We ave to travel far to get more methadone as the local clinic was robbed an dthe doctor murdered. I want to leave him but I just don't have the strength anymore, he has walked all over me and I let him without realizing how much damage I was causing myself, I never expected to be with someone who I would have to guard my very life from because they are a theif and a liar and now worst of all, I am the bad guy I feel heartbroken and betrayed and so depressed What should I do? He refuses to speak to me.

  2. Ok thanks for your comment.

    "They can be analyzed, counseled, reasoned with, prayed over, threatened, beaten, or locked up, but they will not stop until they want to stop."

    Basic Text, p. 62

    Perhaps one of the most difficult truths we must face in our recovery is that we are as powerless over another's addiction as we are over our own. We may think that because we've had a spiritual awakening in our own lives we should be able to persuade another addict to find recovery. But there are limits to what we can do to help another addict.

    We cannot force them to stop using. We cannot give them the results of the steps or grow for them. We cannot take away their loneliness or their pain. There is nothing we can say to convince a scared addict to surrender the familiar misery of addiction for the frightening uncertainty of recovery. We cannot jump inside other peoples' skins, shift their goals, or decide for them what is best for them.

    However, if we refuse to try to exert this power over another's addiction, we may help them. They may grow if we allow them to face reality, painful though it may be. They may become more productive, by their own definition, as long as we don't try and do it for them. They can become the authority on their own lives, provided we are only authorities on our own. If we can accept all this, we can become what we were meant to be - carriers of the message, not the addict.

    I would have to say to get out of the relationship ASAP you can not help him he will end up getting you in trouble or maybe even killed.

  3. I think you should pray and pray, then thank god for helping him before it actualy manifest into existence! Then let him see how it's destroying his life, financially, physical, emotionally and most importantly spiritually. For example pictures,check accounts, remind him of the health risk and how he's shorting his life! Allow him to think bout what he can do with the burned Money that's wasted. Try suboxtion pills they work good. Try to subliminally made him tired of getting high and reassure that you love him. Don't make the mistake of taking his reactions personally. Secretlly get him locked up when he gets high that should shock him back 2reality! I thank God for delivering him for herion!

  4. Art where are these places that you mention where you can pay 33% of an income to stay there for a detox program. I am in Chicago Il and my son is presently locked up because he was caught with a substance and detoxicated in prison but does not want to come home in fear he will start using right away. What can you tell me?


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