Our heroin rehab is a programme to help those suffering with a Heroin addiction. Many health professionals consider heroin rehab to be the most effective heroin addiction treatment available.

Whether you are suffering from an addiction to heroin or other opiates, we can provide a drug rehabilitation programme that is aimed towards the long term treatment of your addiction through our rehab clinic.

Heroin belongs in the opiate family of narcotics. Heroin is produced from the opium poppy growing in central and southern Asia. Heroin is consumed in white or brown powder form. Users are able to smoke or injected heroin. If heroin is injected the powder is first dissolved in water.

Once consumed users describe an intense feeling of relaxation. Heroin is classed as a painkiller and its legal form is prescribed as a painkiller.

Ultimately, this drug is one of the most destructive on the market and it is an incredibly addictive substance. This is why heroin addiction is a life-changing disease which needs to be treated immediately.

Heroin use statistics

Government statistics from 2019-2020 reveal that the UK’s heroin users whom are receiving heroin rehab are aged 40 and over and began to take the drug during the UK heroin epidemics in the 80’s and 90’s. Data revealed that in the year spanning 2017-2018, 69% of reported to had started using the drug before 2001 whereas only 9% of these had started using heroin ten years later, post 2011.

The ONS report that in terms of drug related deaths, opiates like heroin and morphine remain to be the most lethal, with almost 50% of drug related deaths being attributed to either heroin or morphine. Heroin use remains a danger, and is set to get even more dangerous as the National Crime Agency report that the purity of heroin has reached a 10 year high. This is believed to be a contributing factor as to why the drug takes such a large proportion of the annual drug related death figures.


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Our Heroin Rehab Programme

We have developed an advanced heroin rehab programme. Our Heroin rehab and drug detox programmes aim to tackle both the physiological and psychological components of heroin addiction through an outpatient basis.

During your detoxification programme, you might experience some heroin withdrawal symptoms which can range from mood swings to increased anxiety. Such symptoms last for around 16 days after heroin was last consumed.

Since our centre is residential in nature you are subject to 24-hour a day medical observation during this testing time. You are given the chance to ‘taper down’ heroin consumption slowly.

If you are struggling to deal with the symptoms then you may be offered prescription drugs to help you through the process.

Once withdrawal symptoms decline you are able to take part in counselling and therapy sessions. The aim of these sessions is to explore the reasoning behind your addictive behaviour and to help you overcome or avoid emotional ‘triggers of addiction’.

We also accommodate family-based therapy where members of your family attend the centre during your programme.

Therapy sessions are conducted by qualified psychotherapists and psychologists. Therapy takes place with our therapist or alternatively within small support groups.

Once therapy sessions draw to a close a fully tailored relapse prevention plan is drawn up. We encourage clients to engage Narcotics Anonymous once rehabilitation has concluded. FREE aftercare is provided for 12 months following completion of your programme.

Why Should You Consider A Residential Rehab Centre?

We strongly believe that rehabilitation is the most effective method of treating a drug addiction.

When going through a rehab treatment programme you will go through several stages, the typical first stage would be a pre-assessment with an addiction specialist who will look to understand the severity of your addiction and what treatment plan will be best suited to you.

When your treatment plan has been determined you will then be inducted into our centre and you will begin the physical stage of your residential treatment programme which is the detox stage.

After you have gone through a successful heroin detox you will then move onto the psychological side of rehabilitation which involves different therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT.

As mental health and addiction are so strongly linked, we believe that treating your mind is key to fully treating your addiction.

When you return home from rehab you will be returning into the environment that started your addiction, this is why taking control of your mind is key to fighting any temptations or triggers that will arise when you are put back in that environment.

Due to the residential setting of our clinic, you will have access to medical professionals 24 hours of the day all while staying in comfortable facilities that doesn’t in anyway resemble a hospital ward.

Contact our team today to find out why residential rehab is the right choice for your addiction treatment.

Are You A Family Member Of A Heroin Addict?

If you are a family member of a heroin addict, then finding the right support can be difficult. At Ocean Recovery Centre, we offer an intervention service.

During an intervention, a meeting will be held with the addict and their family, during this meeting all parties will be able to voice their concerns and the hope is that when the addict is confronted with all the facts they will then be able to accept that they have an addiction and seek help.

If you are suspecting heroin use from one of your loved ones, read our Signs of Heroin Use page, or our Symptoms of Heroin Addiction page. Call today to enquire about interventions and heroin rehab.

History of Heroin use

The use of opioids have been regarded as an effective treatment of pain for a number of years. Heroin is the hydrochloride of diacetylmorphine and was discovered through acetylation of morphine.  Heroin hadn’t been prescribed a lot prior to the 1900’s however it had been reported in 1874 in St Mary’s Hospital, London by C. R. Wright who was attempting to determine the constitution of alkaloids which had been purified. In 1898 the drug began to be produced by the Bayer Company and due to its greater effectiveness compared with codeine and morphine during clinical trials, it was hailed a wonder drug at the time. It was during the 1910’s when the drug began to become very dangerous, as addicts of morphine had found that heroin was capable of producing euphoria which could be enhanced further when taken intravenously. The drug then became widely abused due to its narcotic use and following this restrictions on its production were introduced in 1931, resulting in a huge decrease in use but a black market of heroin manufacturers and distributors.  Heroin was widely known for its use during the 80’s and 90’s in the UK epidemic of heroin use.

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Call Ocean Recovery today to find out more about heroin rehab. Call on 01253 847 553. Alternatively, complete the enquiry form and a member of the team will respond shortly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing the right rehab treatment provider can be a life-changing decision; here are some of the most common questions we are asked pre-admission.

How Does Heroin Addiction Develop?

The development of heroin addiction is dependant on many different factors which can vary from one individual to anyother. Some individuals can develop the addiction from a young age after growing up around users of the drug others can develop their addiction because of a mental health condition that they’re suffering from link anxiety or depression or it could be a collection of issues. Whatever the root cause of the addiction is the signs that an individual is struggling with heroin dependency are the same.

What Are The Typical Signs Of Heroin Addiction?

There are many physical and psychological signs to look out for when evaluating whether you or someone close to you is suffering from heroin addiction.

Here is a list of some the physical signs to look out for:

  • Rapid Weight Loss
  • Constant Exhaustion
  • Constipation
  • Constantly ill with symptoms similar to the flu
  • Bruises to the skin
  • Sleeping issues
  • Constant runny nose and watery eyes

Psychological/behavioural signs:

  • Constant confusion
  • Depressed feelings
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Poor decision making
  • Poor performance in collect/university or work
  • Constantly wrapping up even on hot days to hide needle marks
  • Deceptive behaviour

There are many more signs to look out for but even if none of the above signs are something you have noticed then even having the slightest concern can still be worth reaching out to our team.

What Effects Does Heroin Have On Mental Health?

As it’s an opioid, heroin can have an effect on the brains function causing addictive behaviours as well as mood changes and thoughts of suicide. Some of the most common mental illnesses that are linked to heroin addiction include depression and anxiety with many heroin users experiencing at least some form of depression.

John Gillen - Author - Last updated: December 22, 2023

John is one UK’s leading professionals in the addiction recovery industry. Pioneering new treatment techniques such as NAD+ and ongoing research into new therapy techniques such as systematic laser therapy, John is committed to providing the very best treatment for people throughout the UK and Europe. During his extremely busy schedule, John likes to regularly update our blog section with the latest news and trends in the industry to keep visitors to our site as well informed as possible on everything related to addiction treatment.

Dr Robert Lutaaya - Clinical Reviewer - Last reviewed: December 11, 2023

MBChB, MSc Psych

Dr Robert Lutaaya qualified in 1995 from Worclaw Medical University as MBChB, and obtained a MSc Psych from the University of Manchester in 2014. Dr Lutaaya has previously worked for the CGL Substance Misuse Service and as an on-call doctor substance misuse Doctor for 17 years before joining Ocean Recovery. Dr Robert Lutaaya is committed to helping those struggling with alcohol and drug addictions.