How to break heroin addiction
October 14, 2011 12:59 PM Subscribe
There is a person who is close to me who is addicted to heroin. We need to help her. For those of you who have experience with this, please help us figure out what the next steps are.
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm going to be somewhat vague for obvious reasons.
She has been on methadone and suboxone which have helped a lot, but have both caused other problems. She went to a clinic recently and got extensive treatment. As far as we know she was clean for several weeks after that. However, we just found out that she shot up late last week.
Here are our questions:
- Does rehab work? Is there one kind of rehab that works better than another? Is in-patient required? Or is out-patient sufficient?
- If rehab is not the answer, what is? What should we do? I know that there may be no magic answer, but my question remains: What is the best possible thing that we can do following her backslide this week?
We are afraid that we are going to find her dead some day. We don't trust anything that she says. She really needs help.
Any advice would be deeply appreciated.