Since its foundation in 1984 CITA has specialized in the treatment of heroin addiction; our professionals are trained in opiate detoxification at the best internationally renowned centres.
Personnel that work at CITA are highly trained in advanced techniques of withdrawal syndrome treatment.
We use pharmacological protocols that range from administering alpha-adrenergic beta blockers (technique by Professor Claude Olivenstein from Marmottan hospital in Paris) to the latest advances in neuroscience. The use of synthetic Opiates allows for a safe and comfortable transition through this phase.
Treatment for heroin addiction
Nowadays pharmacopoeia allows for a safe and painless detox process with a 100% completion rate. The use of synthetic opiate derivatives is a safe a comfortable option at this stage of treatment.
What is Heroin?
Heroin is a semi-synthetic drug derived from opium. It is one of the most addictive drugs known. Heroin was first synthesized in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth. It was originally conceived as a substitute for other substances, however very soon it became clear that heroin caused problems even greater than substances it intended to displace (mainly morphine).
In the U.K other names, like “horse” are used. During the eighties and nineties heroin use spread alarmingly in several countries, including the U.K, becoming a notorious public health problem. That image of heroin as a substance of the past gives it another dangerous characteristic. Recent statistics show an increase in heroin use in several countries.
Consecuences of the use of heroin
Heroin acts as central nervous system depressant. It is one of the most addictive drugs known. Its use leads to the patient’s physical dependence. Heroin has a depressant effect and some addicts mix it with cocaine, therefore increasing its risk.
Heroin use causes significant physical and psychological changes in the user. The body becomes addicted to the substance with alarming ease and the degree of dependency is extremely high.
Heroin consumption entails higher risks, overdose, and even death.
The treatment of heroin
The heroin treatment has a number of complexities that make it particularly important to monitor it closely by professionals. As noted, the use of heroin is particularly addictive. Today palliative treatments for quitting have improved dramatically. Although the patient’s will is still the cornerstone of the journey, abstaining from heroine is a process that can be carried out very effectively in respect to the patient’s welfare which would have been unheard of just a few decades ago.
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