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You helped my son get sober after 33 years of drinking. I am proud to report he is sober 18 months later. Thank you.
– Mary

Heroin addiction is an epidemic in the United States. We have seen a huge influx of admits solely for heroin use. Affecting the young as early as junior high, it is tragic at how readily this drug is in San Diego and how recreationally acceptable it has become. Often, people believe they will be one of the few who can occasionally use heroin without facing addiction. This is a myth as is a living 50 year old heroin addict. Unfortunately heroin leads to one of three places; treatment, jail, or the grave. In our office the solution is simple, get off. We will do everything in our clinical power to make this happen and we are good at doing it.

A review of the recent literature and research proves the epidemic is underway. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), in 2012 about 669,000 Americans reported using heroin in the past year a number that has been on the rise since 2007. This trend appears to be driven largely by young adults aged 18–25 among whom there have been the greatest increases. The number of people using heroin for the first time is unacceptably high, with 156,000 people starting heroin use in 2012, nearly double the number of people in 2006 (90,000).

Past Month and Past Year Heroin Use Among Persons Aged 12 or Older: 2002-2012

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Source: National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings, 2012.

When someone comes to our office for help with heroin addiction, we take it seriously. We understand that a systematic overhaul of the person’s life is needed. With heroin, the cravings and detox symptoms render you rational mind useless. This fuels a never ending process that makes quitting next to impossible without clinical help. At Matthew Bruhin & Associates we utilize our 90 day San Diego heroin addiction therapy program, that increases frequency of heroin counseling, along with drug testing, sober coaching, and Suboxone detox referral if needed. Our offices have literally treated hundreds of individuals suffering from heroin addiction, and we help people get their lives back.

Heroin use takes time to recover from. Often social, occupational, and scholastic endeavors have been cut short. At our office, we are highly skilled and effective at helping patients not only recover and abstain from heroin, but put the pieces of their lives back together again. Sobriety is only half the puzzle. The rest is made up of restorative work that manages relapse, implements positive supports sources, and helps educate former users how to once again find joy in a sober life.

San Diego heroin addiction therapy is a critical component of what Matthew & Associates does on a daily basis. Despite the difficulty of treating this problem, we excel at our outcomes, and look forward to helping each and every heroin user experience their own recovery. We save lives and welcome anyone struggling with this addiction or any family member of a heroin user to contact us immediately. With heroin, there is no time to waste.

Matthew Bruhin & Associates offers addiction treatment services, counseling, and therapy to people living in greater San Diego County including:
La Jolla, North Park, Hillcrest, University Heights, Downtown San Diego, Point Loma, Mission Hills, South Park, Bankers Hill, UTC, La Mesa, El Cajon, Chula Vista, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Old Town, Mission Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas.