Heroin Addiction Treatment Perth

Kick your Heroin addiction at our Perth day rehab centre


Heroin is a highly addictive opioid that works on the central nervous system as a depressant.  It works in the brain to relieve pain and make people feel relaxed and content. However, the highly addictive nature of heroin addiction means that it can be challenging to quit without suitable rehab options.  The biggest risk for heroin addiction is overdosing due to either taking too much, or mixing with alcohol or other drugs.  Overdose can cause seizures, stroke or cardiac arrest leading to coma and death.


As addiction specialists, The Whitehaven Clinic’s day rehab program for heroin addiction focuses on the underlying root cause of the addiction.  Medical assistance is usually required to detox and minimise withdrawal symptoms, depending on the length of dependency.  We work in with your medical service provider to ensure that you are offered a comprehensive treatment option.


Symptoms of Heroin Addiction

The symptoms of heroin addiction will vary significantly depending on the person and the period for which they have used the drug. However, there is usually a noticeable deterioration in their overall physical well-being, including dental problems, loss of appetite, damaged veins from injecting behaviours and blood-borne viruses such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.


Other common symptoms include fertility issues, endocarditis (heart infections), skin and lung infections and mood swings, depression, anxiety and confusion.


Withdrawal symptoms can be severe, and start between 6 – 24 hours after their last dose and peak at around day two to four.  Withdrawals can last up to a week which is why it can be challenging to stop, control or reduce heroin addiction without medical intervention and supervision.

The Whitehaven Clinic’s Day Rehab Program for Heroin Addiction


As a specialist addiction day rehab clinic located in Perth, The Whitehaven Clinic offers a comprehensive treatment program designed to address the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of heroin addiction. Our Day Rehab Program is tailored specifically for your unique treatment needs and is delivered one-on-one in a supportive and caring environment.


Your attendance to our program is completely confidential.  There are no group sessions, nor do we use a 12-step program.  Instead, we use world’s best practice in a proprietary based program that combines different treatment modalities into one comprehensive program.


All program facilitators and counsellors are accredited to use our proprietary based Addiction Recovery Process Program in our Day Rehab program in Perth.


Day Rehab Program Process for Heroin Addiction

Day rehab for heroin addiction is a structured and comprehensive treatment option designed to provide support and therapeutic interventions for you while you are struggling with problematic use, dependency or addiction to heroin or other drugs.


Unlike residential rehabilitation, you will attend your appointment each day and then return home or to work, allowing you to maintain your daily routines and responsibilities while receiving the necessary support and treatment. Attendance at our Perth Day Rehab clinic starts daily for the first three weeks and then tapers down over a 12 – 14 week period, with an ongoing maintenance program.


With heroin addiction, we usually commence our program with you prior to inpatient detox treatment.  This is to help prepare you for detox and to have access to immediate professional and specialist support post discharge from detox.


If possible, we recommend that you take three weeks leave for the initial part of your program to ensure that you get the best from the program and are able to focus on your health.


Heroin Addiction Recovery Programs for Family and Partners

Heroin addiction has long reaching effects on loved ones.  Research shows that the success of a client remaining abstinent from heroin use increases substantially if family and partners are involved in the recovery process.  Family and partners service as an important part of a client’s support network, but they also need support and guidance navigating through the recovery journey.


Our programs are designed to have separate family and/or partner sessions so that they can learn and develop strategies to best support you in your recovery journey.


Aftercare & Support

Recovery is an ongoing process, and aftercare support is essential for long-term success.  This is why The Whitehaven Clinic provides an ongoing maintenance and aftercare program, that includes ongoing counselling and relapse prevention strategies.  This ensures continued support after you have completed a day rehab program.


Taking the First Step

To start your heroin addiction treatment recovery journey today, call us direct at our Perth clinic on (08) 6454 2510 or you can send us a message via our contact page located HERE.


We can also offer online sessions through zoom or TEAMS for regionally based clients.

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