Heroin Addiction Treatment Los Angeles, CA​

Heroin Addiction Treatment Los Angeles, CA​

Heroin Rehab Los Angeles: Your Pathway to Recovery

We understand the danger of heroin addiction at The Encino Recovery & Detox Center. Our trained medical professionals and licensed therapists offer a monitored medical detox and residential recovery program with dual diagnosis therapy to aid in overcoming heroin abuse.

Embark on a transformative journey towards recovery and wellness at The Encino Recovery and Detox Center, your beacon of hope and healing in Los Angeles, California. Our dedicated team of experts is committed to guiding you through a personalized heroin rehab process, providing a supportive and nurturing environment every step of the way.

Understanding Heroin: A Potent Opioid

Heroin, derived from the seed pod of the opium poppy plant, is a highly potent and illegal opioid that is typically seen in various forms such as white or brown powder, or a black, sticky substance known as black tar heroin. It is known for its ability to induce feelings of euphoria and pleasure, providing a “rush” that is often sought after by individuals who use it.

Heroin can be injected, inhaled, or smoked, each method delivering the drug rapidly into the brain, which contributes to its high potential for addiction. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) provides a comprehensive overview of what heroin is and its effects on the brain and body. 

Our team at Encino understands the challenges in fighting heroin addiction. Recognizing the symptoms of heroin abuse is important. Some common symptoms include: 


  • Memory loss 
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Severe fatigue 
  • Decrease breathing and heart rate 
  • High risk of overdose death

Psychological & Behavioral

  • Anxiety
  • Depression (during crashes when the drug wears off)  
  • Social isolation
  • Neglecting responsibilities and obligations
  • Financial difficulties 
  • Strained relationships 
  • Legal troubles  

The Pathway to Addiction: How Heroin Grips the User

Heroin interacts with opioid receptors in the brain, influencing areas responsible for feelings of pain and pleasure, as well as controlling heart rate, sleeping, and breathing. The initial euphoria is often followed by a “heavy” feeling, where users may experience clouded mental function and alternating states of wakefulness and drowsiness.

The rapid development of tolerance necessitates increasing dosages to achieve the desired effects, thereby accelerating the pathway towards dependence and, eventually, addiction.

Treating Heroin Addiction with The Encino Approach

The Encino understands the severity of heroin addiction. Our facility is a safe environment for detoxing and provides on-going programs to support the recovery journey. 

Our team of compassionate medical professionals and licensed therapists will help you or a loved one through the entire process. The Encino provides comprehensive care at each step of the recovery journey to individuals with heroin addiction. 


Supervised detox for heroin addicts is extremely recommended. Heroin is one of the hardest drugs to withdraw from. Common symptoms typically include:  

  • Muscle pain
  • Flu-like symptoms 
  • Nausea 
  • Fatigue or excessive sleeping
  • General feeling of discomfort 
  • Headache 

Inpatient Program 

Following detox, users enter into a residential treatment program. Our team provides a variety of treatments and teaches healthy relaxation strategies to avoid using in the first place. 

 The following is a short list of treatment approaches within our inpatient treatment program:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Group Therapy Sessions 
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Somatic Experiencing and Body Work
  • Medication Therapy
  • Holistic activities in group and individual settings (yoga, meditation, art therapy) 

Dual Diagnosis Therapy

Many addicts use heroin to cope with pain or severe trauma. This can worsen symptoms of present mental health conditions. 

Our treatment approach at The Encino is guided by the understanding that users take heroin to cope with pain, trauma and mental health problems. We treat both the addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders to support a wholesome healing experience. 

This may include a combination of therapeutic approaches, medication management and psychoeducation to address specific needs of each individual. 

Recovery is Possible with The Encino 

Starting the journey to overcome heroin addiction is not easy, but it’s possible. Give yourself a life free of addiction so you can reconnect with family, community and yourself.

At The Encino Recovery & Detox Center, we welcome your initial step with compassion, empathy, and a non-judgmental attitude, leading to a positive journey towards healing and recovery.

Our Facilities


The seclusion, outdoor spaces, therapy space and privacy truly give this treatment center a spa-like appeal with private bedrooms for all.


The Encino Recovery and Detox Center is an amazing treatment center which leaves little to nothing to be desired.

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