Cornerstone

Arizona Heroin Rehab Center

Highly Rated Arizona Drug Rehabilitation Facility in Scottsdale and Phoenix Specializing in Heroin Addiction Treatment

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Arizona Residential Heroin Treatment

Cornerstone Healing Center in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, offers comprehensive heroin addiction rehabilitation and treatment programs tailored to meet individual needs.

Our community-focused approach, led by a dedicated team of professionals specializing in heroin addiction treatment, fosters a sense of belonging and support throughout the recovery journey.

We address the specific challenges of overcoming heroin addiction, incorporating evidence-based therapies, medical support, and holistic approaches.

Our goal is to empower individuals to break free from heroin addiction and build a life of purpose and fulfillment, providing the tools and unwavering support necessary for lasting recovery.

At Cornerstone, you will find a compassionate and judgment-free environment where you can focus on your healing journey with our team by your side every step.

understanding Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction, clinically known as Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) when involving heroin, is a chronic brain disorder characterized by the compulsive and problematic use of heroin despite harmful consequences. Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive opioid drug that produces intense euphoria and pain relief. The DSM-5 1 defines OUD as a problematic pattern of opioid use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress. Key diagnostic criteria include taking larger amounts of heroin than intended, persistent desire to cut down use, spending excessive time obtaining and using heroin, intense cravings, failure to fulfill major obligations, continued use despite negative consequences, tolerance, and withdrawal.

About our Arizona Heroin Rehab Center

Cornerstone Healing Center of Arizona is an addiction treatment center dedicated to guiding individuals through the transformative journey of recovery from heroin dependence.

With facilities in Phoenix and Scottsdale, we provide evidence-based treatment programs tailored to meet the unique challenges posed by heroin use.

Our philosophy is rooted in the power of human connection, personal growth, and embracing change. This belief system shapes our approach, making our treatment distinctive and effective for those seeking help.

We operate on principles proven successful in battling opioid use disorders, emphasizing the importance of giving back and contributing positively to the community and those affected by the opioid epidemic.

Our mission is to provide individuals with the tools and support necessary for sustainable recovery. Let us be your dedicated partners in the fight against heroin dependence, offering a path to renewed hope and a healthier, drug-free life.

Our Arizona heroin treatment facilities are conveniently located (in Phoenix and Scottsdale), ensuring accessibility for those in need.

Patrick & Nicole - Family Testimonial

Listen to the testimonial of Patrick and Nicole, Parents of a Cornerstone Alumnus who spent time at one of our Arizona recovery centers.

Patrick and Nicole have witnessed first-hand the transformative impact of Cornerstone Healing Center. Their son, Cole, was grappling with the debilitating grip of addiction, his life seemingly at the mercy of this relentless disorder. However, from the moment Cole stepped into our Scottsdale rehab center, his life began to change in profound and unimaginable ways.

Heroin Addiction Treatment Levels of Care

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Our Residential Treatment Programs provide comprehensive and continuous support for individuals struggling with substance abuse. We integrate detoxification, counseling, and holistic practices for healing. Our evidence-based therapies include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and we incorporate mindfulness, yoga, and art therapy. Our goal is to help individuals address the underlying factors of addiction and equip them with effective tools for long-term recovery and relapse prevention.

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Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is the first step in the process, followed by the standard Outpatient Program, which operates 3 days a week with a flexible schedule to accommodate personal commitments and responsibilities. These Outpatient Programs comprise various therapeutic activities, including individual counseling, group therapy, and skill development workshops. Our comprehensive approach ensures a supportive pathway to healing and rebuilding lives affected by addiction.

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Our Virtual Program offers comprehensive treatment for Substance Use Disorder through a secure online platform, providing individual therapy, group counseling, and resources. Ideal for those unable to attend in-person sessions or preferring online care, our therapeutic community fosters healing and empowerment. Customized treatment plans promote holistic wellness with evidence-based care and 12-step principles, adapting our successful in-person programming to meet today’s digitally-driven world.

Why Choose Our Recovery Centers?

How We Can Help Change Your Life

Discover the unique benefits of our Arizona rehab center for heroin addiction, designed to promote deep healing and sustainable recovery:

Cornerstones Addiction Treatment Program

Embark on a comprehensive journey to recovery with Cornerstone’s heroin addiction treatment plan. Our rehab program is carefully designed to address all aspects of your well-being, establishing a solid foundation for sustained sobriety and holistic health restoration.

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Trauma Informed Care

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TOUR OUR HEROIN ADDICTION TREATMENT FACILITIES

Cornerstone’s addiction treatment centers in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, provide an ideal setting for your recovery journey. Our modern facilities offer a sanctuary for healing and rebuilding, free from daily stressors and triggers.

We offer various services, including skilled medical professionals, experienced addiction therapists, on-site wellness centers, and recreational areas to support your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. We also provide a secure, supportive housing program option for those needing a sober living environment.

Dedicated to helping you rebuild your life and achieve lasting freedom from addiction, we invite you to take the first step towards a brighter future by calling us today and experiencing the power of our Arizona recovery centers.

Meet Our Clinical Team

Clinical Director of Scottsdale Program

Lionel is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) with over 4 years at Cornerstone. Passionate about helping those with addiction and mental health struggles, and he has trained as an EMDR therapist, adopting a trauma-informed approach to find and treat underlying root causes with empathy. 

Clinical Director of Phoenix Program

Nate began his recovery journey in 2010 and earned a Master’s in Social Work from ASU. He’s been in the Behavioral Health field since 2013. Specializing in CBT, DBT, and grief, Nate is now the Clinical Director of our Phoenix program, underlined by his passion for helping others who struggled with substance abuse issues as he did. 

FAQs About Heroin Addiction

Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about heroin addiction and treatment.

What is Heroin?

Heroin, scientifically known as Diacetylmorphine or Diamorphine, is a highly addictive opioid derived from morphine, which is extracted from the seed pod of the opium poppy plant (Papaver somniferum).

Typically appearing as a white or brown powder or as a black, sticky substance known as “black tar heroin,” this drug can be administered through injection, snorting, or smoking.

Heroin produces intense euphoria and pain relief but carries significant health risks, including overdose and severe physical and psychological dependence.

Its high potential for addiction and its profound impact on users’ lives make diacetylmorphine a significant public health concern.

How Does Heroin Addiction Start?

Heroin addiction often begins with the use of prescription opioids.

Individuals prescribed opioids for pain relief may develop a tolerance, leading them to seek stronger effects.

As the need for a more intense high grows, some turn to heroin, which is cheaper and more accessible.

Heroin rapidly binds to opioid receptors in the brain, producing a powerful euphoria.

This initial rush can lead to repeated use as individuals chase the same intense feeling.

Over time, the brain’s chemistry changes, leading to physical and psychological dependence.

What starts as casual use or an attempt to manage pain can quickly spiral into a compulsive need for heroin, marking the onset of addiction.

What are the Short-Term Effects of Heroin Use?

Heroin is a powerful and highly addictive opioid that produces a range of immediate effects upon use.

Understanding these short-term effects is crucial for recognizing the signs of heroin use and addressing the associated health risks.

Below are some of the common short-term effects experienced by individuals who use heroin:

  • Euphoria
  • Dry mouth
  • Warm flushing of the skin
  • Heavy feeling in the arms and legs
  • Severe itching
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Drowsiness and lethargy
  • Clouded mental functioning
  • Slowed breathing and heart rate
  • Nodding off or alternating between wakeful and drowsy states

 

These effects can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening, highlighting the importance of seeking help for heroin use and addiction.

What are the Long-Term Effects of Heroin Use?

Chronic heroin use leads to numerous severe health complications that can affect every aspect of an individual’s life.

Recognizing these long-term effects is essential for understanding the extensive damage heroin can cause and the urgent need for treatment.

Below are some of the common long-term effects of heroin use:

  • Collapsed veins (for those who inject heroin)
  • Infections of the heart lining and valves
  • Abscesses (swollen tissue filled with pus)
  • Constipation and gastrointestinal cramping
  • Liver and kidney disease
  • Lung complications, including pneumonia
  • Mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety
  • Sexual dysfunction (in men)
  • Irregular menstrual cycles (in women)
  • Dependence and addiction
  • Increased tolerance, leading to higher doses and greater risk of overdose

 

These long-term effects illustrate the profound impact heroin can have on an individual’s health and well-being, emphasizing the critical need for comprehensive treatment and support.

CLINICALLY REVIEWED

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Lionel Estrada, LISAC

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Lionel, a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) with over 4 years at Cornerstone, specializes in addiction and mental health. Trained in EMDR therapy, he employs a trauma-informed, empathetic approach to address underlying causes of these issues.

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Testimonials

What ARIZONA clients and treatment professionals say about Cornerstone

This facility is different from any other rehab that I have been to. I have had many failed attempts at getting and staying sober since I was 16. Mostly due to a majority of the treatment centers that I had...

This facility is different from any other rehab that I have been to. I have had many failed attempts at getting and staying sober since I was 16. Mostly due to a majority of the treatment centers that I had went to not having much help with aftercare. They would get you clean for however long the stay was and then release you with no tools or foundation to build on. Cornerstone immersed me in the 12 step recovery program. The PHP groups were extremely therapeutic for me. They took me to Recovery meetings every day of the week. They have extremely nice houses to go back to while you’re not at the clinic. Most importantly, they set me up with an aftercare plan that put me on a path to success. Before I left they made sure that I was set up with a sober living, a job, and also made sure that I had made good progress in my 12 steps. After I got out I was sent to IOP, and every week they have a navigator who makes sure that you are doing well and helps you with any obstacles you may be facing. All of the staff truly cares about every individual who comes through this place. Unlike a lot of treatment centers, cornerstone is not in it for the money. Thanks to them I have been able to maintain long term sobriety. I am the happiest I have been in my entire life. I will forever have gratitude for cornerstone and to all of the staff that helped me, and continues to help on my recovery journey.

K.B.

Cornerstone Alumni

I watched my loved one struggle with an addiction to alcohol for over fifteen years. In 2022 he was at the worse I had ever seen. I suggested a multitude of things to quit, however, I knew that he needed...

I watched my loved one struggle with an addiction to alcohol for over fifteen years. In 2022 he was at the worse I had ever seen. I suggested a multitude of things to quit, however, I knew that he needed help and was convinced that this was not going to end well. I had seen the program of recovery outlined at Cornerstone and convinced my loved one to make the 1,800-mile drive across the country. It saved his life. I hardly recognize this man today. From hustling me to pay for "just one more night" at a hotel, to having his own apartment in a year is a miracle. Cornerstone provided him a safe place and provided every tool possible including inpatient treatment, A.A., therapy and counseling, IOP and helped with his transition into the mainstream of life. I’ll be forever grateful.

A.M.

Alumni Family

this place saved my life 100%. the whole staff genuinely cared about me and were only trying to help me grow. i have confidence again and goals to achieve. coming from someone who was very suicidal and a bad alcoholic...

this place saved my life 100%. the whole staff genuinely cared about me and were only trying to help me grow. i have confidence again and goals to achieve. coming from someone who was very suicidal and a bad alcoholic before treatment, i’ve completely done a 180°. i loved my house managers lacey and jazz who were both extremely important to my recovery. my primary therapist Lori was such a sweetheart and i could tell she genuinely cared about my life and wanted to help in any way she could. i feel like i’ve finally found my place in this world and most importantly myself and that’s all thanks to God and Cornerstone.

K.A.

Cornerstone Alumni

Cornerstone has got to be the most caring treatment facility in the state. The staff here took the time to listen to me and helped me in more ways than I could have imagined. Look no farther, this is the...

Cornerstone has got to be the most caring treatment facility in the state. The staff here took the time to listen to me and helped me in more ways than I could have imagined. Look no farther, this is the place you regardless of if you believe you can be successful or not, they will help every step of the way.

S.F.

Cornerstone Alumni

Cornerstone was absolutely amazing! I owe my life to their program of recovery and phenomenal staff. Without them, I would be nowhere near where I am today living a happy, healthy, sober life. I cannot recommend Cornerstone enough to anyone...

Cornerstone was absolutely amazing! I owe my life to their program of recovery and phenomenal staff. Without them, I would be nowhere near where I am today living a happy, healthy, sober life. I cannot recommend Cornerstone enough to anyone looking to try and recover from alcoholism and addiction!

T.W.

Cornerstone Alumni

I'm a Professional Social Worker in the valley. I own a Facility and have referred clients to Cornerstone who thrived. They are lovely. They create events in the valley to help other professionals win. Cornerstone has my respect and gratitude.

I'm a Professional Social Worker in the valley. I own a Facility and have referred clients to Cornerstone who thrived. They are lovely. They create events in the valley to help other professionals win. Cornerstone has my respect and gratitude.

J.A.

Arizona Social Worker

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