At-Home Heroin / Opioid Rehab

Opioid and Heroin Addiction Treatment From the Comfort and Confidentiality of Home

ALYST Health offers the first and only at-home opioid and heroin addiction treatment program accredited by the Joint Commission. Our concierge approach provides an ideal option for individuals ready for professional help but who have other day-to-day commitments and responsibilities.

Our Approach to At-Home Opioid Rehab

In 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services declared the rise of opioid addiction in the United States a public health emergency. Across the globe, almost 80 percent of deaths attributed to drug use are related to opioids. All opioids are highly addictive, with the potential to erode an individual’s sense of choice and autonomy, and the risk of relapse is high, so treatment requires an actionable plan. With more people needing treatment for heroin addiction than ever before, ALYST Health is committed to making treatment available and accessible for any lifestyle, with the realization that conventional treatment centers aren’t always a realistic option.
ALYST Health offers a fully at-home approach to opioid and heroin addiction recovery—the first and only of its kind accredited by the Joint Commission, an organization responsible for accrediting 22,000+ hospitals and healthcare programs across the United States. Our team delivers a higher level of care than the conventional inpatient or outpatient rehab experience by prioritizing privacy, routine, and integration with everyday life.

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Opioid Addiction Intervention

With the guidance of Certified Intervention Professionals, ALYST offers family members, spouses, and friends a chance to sit down with the person they care about and discuss the impact that opioid addiction has had on their lives while setting healthy boundaries and communicating goals for the future.

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At-Home Opioid Rehab

During the beginning stages of treatment, our fully at-home treatment program starts with medical monitoring and detox (as clinically recommended to manage drug withdrawal symptoms) together with around-the-clock support from a Certified Recovery Agent (CRA). A CRA is similar to a sober companion, but we call them by a different name because we hold our team to the highest standards in an otherwise unregulated industry. Our CRAs can also step back over time as key recovery milestones are achieved, working in a role closer to that of a sober life coach.

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Addiction Case Management

Cases of heroin and opioid addiction can be particularly complex, and it often requires a team of professionals to help individuals achieve long-term recovery. Our case managers are all licensed social workers specialized in addiction; they work to ensure all treatment teams are working toward the same goals.

Our opioid and heroin addiction treatment model provides the option to bundle each of the above services as a complete concierge solution, or we can offer them individually to help participants at different stages of recovery.

Is It Time to Try a Different Approach to Opioid Rehab?

If you or someone you care about has tried rehab before but can’t get sobriety to stick in everyday life, ALYST is here to help you explore what recovery could look like from the comfort of home with a confidential consultation.

Opioid Addiction: Frequently Asked Questions

Opioids are known for producing a euphoric effect by binding to opioid receptors in the brain. These receptors trigger the brain’s reward system, providing an immediate sense of well-being, but they ultimately make it difficult to find pleasure in anything else. Heroin and other opioids create the same chemical response to varying degrees, have very similar detoxification processes, and are extremely addictive. Opioids are commonly prescribed as pain relievers that can act as a gateway to using heroin. Studies show that 80% of people who use heroin start after first misusing prescription opioids.

The word opioid describes any substance that binds to opioid receptors in the brain to create a feeling of euphoria, whether it’s all-natural, semisynthetic, or synthetic. Opiates, on the other hand, only refer to naturally derived opioids such as heroin, morphine, and codeine. In other words, all opiates are opioids, but not all opioids are opiates.

Some clear signs that someone you care about may be struggling with an opioid or heroin addiction include:

  • Runny Nose
  • Abnormally Small Pupils
  • Vomiting and Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Burnt Foil or Spoons
  • Dry Mouth
  • Mood Swings
  • Taking More Medication Than Prescribed
  • Actively Seeking Out Medication
  • Shallow Breathing
  • Severe Itching
  • Weight Loss
  • Disoriented Behavior
  • Drowsiness or Falling Asleep Abruptly (“Nodding Off”)
  • Memory Loss
  • Personality Changes
  • Track Marks and Scarring From Injections
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of Emotion
  • Indecisiveness
  • Loss of Motivation
  • Stealing From Loved Ones
  • Inability to Fulfill Responsibilities
  • Secrecy
  • Lying and Manipulation
  • Abnormal Behavior
  • Financial and Legal Problems

Another sign of heroin/opiate use is withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms may vary due to differences in the human body, but some common symptoms include:

  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Heart Arrhythmia
  • Restless Legs
  • Profuse Sweating
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Muscle Aches and Pain
  • Anhedonia

Common routes of administration are intravenous (IV), inhalation, and insufflation (snorting). Intravenous is a direct injection using a needle into a vein. IV drug users are especially vulnerable to contracting viral infections such as Hepatitis C or HIV.
Inhalation is very common for individuals first experimenting with opiates and is often done by smoking through a straw or “tooter” to inhale smoke directly off aluminum foil. There are also other methods of inhalation, such as vaporizing.
Insufflation is another route of administration, the most common form of which is snorting.

The United States is currently experiencing an opioid epidemic as drug overdoses have become the leading cause of death, with over 100 Americans dying each day from a drug overdose. From 2016 to 2017, the percentage of opioid or heroin-related overdose deaths rose by 30%.

Some of the most commonly abused opioids are:

  • Fentanyl
  • OxyContin (Oxycodone)
  • Vicodin
  • Codeine
  • Opium
  • Methadone
  • Buprenorphine
  • Tramadol
  • Lortab
  • Percocet
  • Dilaudid
  • Morphine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Norco

Over time, the use of heroin and other opioids can lead to:

  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Collapsed Veins (IV Users)
  • Abscesses (IV Users)
  • Liver and Kidney Disease (Hep-C)
  • Infection of the Heart Lining and Valves
  • Pneumonia and Other Lung Complications
  • Leukoencephalopathy
  • Damaged Nasal Tissue
  • Clogged Blood Vessels
  • Damaged Hormone Level

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Opioid Rehab From the Comfort and Privacy of Home

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