Heroin Addiction

Heroin is extremely addictive and if you or anyone you know is addicted to this substance you will notice how destructive it actually is. This drug is so addictive that people get hooked from the very first hit. It is difficult to stop using heroin as you will experience the withdrawal symptoms from early.

How is Heroin Used?

Pure heroin is usually snorted, smoked (chasing the dragon) or injected. Less pure heroin aka “Black tar” is sticky and hard. This lower grade heroin is dissolved, diluted and injected into the veins or under the skin of a user.
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  • Family history of addiction
  • History of severe depression or anxiety
  • Unemployment
  • Exposure to heroin addicts or environments
  • History of impulsive behavior
  • Agitation
  • Aggression
  • Constipation
  • Constricted pupils
  • Depression
  • Drowsiness
  • Lack of hygiene
  • Memory problems
  • Money issues – money missing and needing more money without logical reason
  • Needle “track” marks on body
  • Slurred speech
  • Reduced sense of pain
  • Runny nose if snorting the drug
  • Secrecy
Withdrawal symptoms are extremely uncomfortable and may last up to a week or more. The detox is a critical period as heroin withdrawals can be serious.
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Agitation
  • Cravings
  • Depression
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nausea
  • nervousness
  • Sweating
  • Shaking
There are many ways heroin is used and you will find the following paraphernalia in a heroin user’s possession:
  • Syringes
  • Foil
  • Blades
  • Burnt spoons
  • Short straws

Heroin Addiction Treatment

The best way to treat heroin addiction is through detox and in-patient or intensive outpatient program. Heroin withdrawals are severe and require 24/7 medical supervision within a detox clinic. For more information about heroin addiction treatment, get in touch with ARCA today and get your life back for good.

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