The Rise of Heroin Addiction in the United States

Heroin is a dangerous drug because users never know its actual strength and the contents that make it upt. In some cases, these drugs are cut with poisons like strychnine. If the wrong substances get injected into the body, it can clog blood vessels or damage your brain, kidneys, and lungs. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 50,000 American adults died from opioid-related overdose cases in 2019. The misuse of opioids includes fentanyl, prescription pain relievers, and of course heroin. Heroin addiction is still currently a serious national public health crisis and causing problems related to social welfare and the economy.

At Concise Recovery, we understand the harmful consequences that heroin addiction can cause. That’s why we have an unwavering commitment to helping individuals start down the road to recovery. We offer safe and comprehensive heroin addiction treatment programs in California. We have years of experience serving a diverse clientele in Los Angeles, Glendale, Malibu, and more.

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Understanding Addiction

Common Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Addiction

Most addicts are often introduced into a euphoric state of intense relaxation while using heroin. This is caused by a temporary chemical change in the pleasure regions of their brain. Under this influence, they also are unable to properly perceive pain. Affected individuals who may have a history of abusing ‘dope’ may tend to conceal it or hide it from you. However, there are some warning signs that you can look out for:

  • Looking disorientated throughout the day
  • Unusual change of behavior that’s hard to comprehend
  • Bouncing off the extreme ends of alertness and sleepiness
  • Constant droopy appearance compared to how they usually look
  • Signs of constricted pupils when making eye contact
  • Dry mouth as if they are always dehydrated
  • Shortness of breath


Concise Recovery offers evidence-based therapies from CBT to Medication-Assisted Therapy, we provide all who enter our program with customized addiction treatment plans.

Community Focused

Our program is a community of like-minded, caring treatment professionals who aim to support our clients throughout every step of the treatment process at Concise Recovery in Los Angeles.

Multiple Locations

Concise Recovery is proud to offer 2 unique locations throughout Southern California with residential programs in Van Nuys and La Crescenta, giving clients multiple paths to recovery.

Is Cold Turkey Detox a Safe Option for Heroin Addiction Treatment?

A heroin addict will find the physical aspect of withdrawal overwhelming, especially if they are considering quitting the drug cold turkey. It is recommended that recovering addicts choose medical detox programs, like those offered at Concise Recovery, because withdrawal symptoms often involve vomiting and diarrhea, which leads to dehydration that can be fatal. In addition to physical symptoms, patients going through withdrawal may also display signs of anxiety and depression. That’s why our heroin addiction treatment team at Concise Recovery is trained to protect clients against self-destructive acts, such as self-harm or suicide.

Did you know most insurance will help pay for rehab?

Did you know most insurance will help pay for rehab?

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My family had done an intervention on me and gave me an ultimatum, to go get help or to be on the streets. I chose to get help not thinking anything would change and just to get my family off my back. And boy I couldn't have been more wrong, I have a life worth living today thanks to Concise Recovery. I will never go back!
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I went to Concise after my mother and father died in a drunk driving accident, I wanted to get help with my alcoholism so I wouldn't end up like they did. From the second I walked through the doors at Concise I knew I was home. They gave me the love and compassion I was searching for my entire life. Today I help others who were going through a similar experience. Thank you Concise!
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Contact Concise Recovery’s Heroin Addiction Treatment Team

If you have any questions about our heroin addiction treatment programs in Los Angeles, California, do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation with Concise Recovery today.

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You have questions. We have answers. Find the most commonly asked questions and answers below

You can begin the first step to healing by reaching out to Concise Recovery. Our staff is made up of addiction treatment specialists who are dedicated to your recovery journey. Contact us today at 1-866-256-3464 to learn more.

Most insurance will pay for rehabilitation. Concise Recovery works with most PPO & POS insurance policies that offer out-of-network benefits. We currently do not accept Medi-Cal or Medicare. Contact our staff today to learn how you can verify your insurance.

Dual disorders, or co-occurring disorders, happen when a person suffers from a mental health disorder alongside a substance use disorder. The two disorders often feed into one another, creating a vicious cycle that may feel impossible to break. Dual diagnosis is the process of diagnosing both disorders and creating a treatment plan to address them simultaneously. Since a mental health disorder can contribute to addiction and vice versa, both issues must be addressed together to achieve lasting recovery.

After patients have completed the rehabilitation process with Concise Recovery, they have the option of residing in our sober living community. Sober living allows a person to transition back into daily life while living in a safe location free of addictive substances. Residents in sober living communities are expected to look after themselves and keep up with responsibilities such as paying rent, completing chores, and abiding by a curfew.

Relapse is a very common part of the recovery journey. Research has shown that more than half of those who complete rehab treatment for drug or alcohol addiction will relapse within the first year. However, relapsing does not mean you have failed, and with Concise Recovery’s continuous care through our sober living program, you can achieve long-term recovery and keep control over your lifestyle.

Inpatient rehabilitation, or residential treatment, means that patients reside at an addiction treatment facility for a set length of time. With inpatient care, patients have 24/7 access to recovery specialists and can heal in a safe and controlled environment. Outpatient care is when patients receive addiction treatment services but can still return to the comfort of their own homes at the end of the day. Outpatient care allows patients to have a more flexible schedule and still live their daily life outside of a treatment center.

The rehabilitation process can vary depending on your needs and the best timeline to suit your healing. Most addiction rehabilitation programs vary in length from 30-day programs to 60-days to 90-days. Contact us to learn more.

At Concise Recovery, you will start your healing journey with one of our accredited sub-acute detox programs, which take place in luxurious, private facilities, staffed by industry experts. From there, our team will create an individualized treatment plan to best fit your recovery needs. Addiction recovery can include inpatient care, outpatient care, therapies, and aftercare through our sober living program.