The Canadian Mental Health Association states that about 21 million Canadians will experience a substance use disorder in their lifetime. One of the most dangerous substances is heroin, a powerful opioid that causes hundreds of thousands of deaths globally each year. If your teen has a heroin use disorder, the treatment programs at Venture Academy can help. Contact us today at 866.762.2211 

What Is Heroin Addiction? 

happy teen after a heroin rehab programHeroin is an opioid made from morphine. It is a highly addictive drug that binds with the opioid receptors in your brain, affecting the areas that control emotions and pain as well as those that control breathing, sleeping, and heart rate.  

Some of the most common signs of heroin addiction include:  

  • Significant weight loss 
  • Runny nose 
  • Watery eyes 
  • Persistent flu-like symptoms 
  • Bruised or scabbed skin 
  • Confusion 
  • Changes in sleep patterns 
  • Needing more of the drug 
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms 

As the body develops tolerance to the drug, it is necessary to use more of it to obtain the same results. This can put your child at risk of overdosing, which can be fatal. Rehab is the right option, but what is heroin rehab? 

What Is Heroin Rehab? 

At Venture Academy, we offer heroin rehab programs to suit your teen’s exact needs, beginning with the detoxification process.  

Youth Medical Detox 

Your child needs to remove the heroin from their body before they can begin dealing with the cause of the substance use disorder. It is never a good idea, however, for your child to attempt the detoxification process on their own because of the dangerous withdrawal symptoms they can experience.  

These can include: 

  • Runny nose 
  • Sweating 
  • Chills 
  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Fever 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Nausea 
  • Muscle aches 
  • Increased heart rate

For teens and young adults, we offer youth medical detox services that monitor your child 24/7, providing the right medications to keep them comfortable and stable.  

30-Day Assessment and Intervention 

If you know your child needs help but you’re unsure where to start, our 30-day assessment and intervention program can offer guidance. The program provides crisis stabilization and 24-hour support in a safe environment, allowing your teen to delve into what they struggle with.  

The assessment helps us plan the right treatment options, while the intervention aspect of the program can help your teen identify the behaviours that need to change. This program also offers the chance for the family home to stabilise.  

During the 30 days at our centre, your teen will also participate in school work and substance use education while receiving individual and group therapy sessions. They will participate in recreational activities that will teach them to interact with others in healthier ways. Learning new skills and hobbies can help them as they recover. 

Long-Term Treatment  

Most teens who come to our 30-day assessment and intervention program benefit from long-term treatment. We provide behavioural therapy sessions along with life-skills training, stress management, and more at our residential treatment programs.  

We offer individualised treatment options at our heroin rehab program to help each teen get the exact care they need.  

The length of our treatments can vary, with some lasting as long as six months.  

Find Your Teen Help at Venture Academy’s Heroin Rehab Program 

Venture Academy offers the heroin drug rehab your child needs to start healing. With experts ready to assess and plan the right level of care, you can give yourself and the rest of your family a chance to heal while ensuring your teen gets the care they deserve.   

Help your child find the way to a healthy and happy future by turning to our heroin drug rehab program. Call Venture Academy at 866.762.2211 or fill out our online contact form to learn more about our services.