Heroin abuse is an epidemic. It is one of the most addictive illegal drugs, which makes it incredibly difficult for users to quit. With the highest relapse rate for illegal drugs at 78%, heroin users often find they have to return to rehab multiple times. Heroin’s high risk of overdose and relapse has resulted in more medications to help users get off and stay off the drug, with a possible heroin vaccine on the horizon.
Knowing the options for heroin rehab and what therapies have worked for others can help you understand what to look for in your treatment program, which gives you the best chance to get and stay clean.
This page compiles information from 5 government and international health agencies, 33 scientific studies, and 5 news and print sources to give you a holistic understanding of how to get help overcoming your (or your loved one’s) addiction to heroin.