Alcoholism: When can suddenly ...

You went out last night. Did you had a drink. You feel like you’ve been drinking too much and you want to stop so you stop. Most people feel like that after a lot of occasional drinking. However, social or occasional infrequent drinking is not alcoholism. Suddenly stopping drinking can be a bad idea. If you […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Treatment...

Mrs. S’s 70-year-old husband forgot to pick the grandkids from school today. She did notice something has been up with him lately but just couldn’t understand what. Is old age catching up to him? He never remembers anything she tells him to do these days. Sometimes he has difficulty remembering names of some family members. […]

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10 Signs You May Have Obsessiv...

As per WHO (World Health Organisation), About 2% of the world’s population suffer from OCD which is roughly 1 in 50 people. OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) is a type of anxiety disorder that causes obsessive and compulsive thoughts to a person. This article highlights the various types of symptoms that are associated with OCD. Listed below […]

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How to Stop Porn Addiction?

As most of us realize there is a great and lot deal of porn floating around the web these days. With porn so easy to come by it, there is also a little surprising fact that porn addiction is on the rise and no wonder how it is fueled. Many people will and may be […]

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Mystery of Motivation Thought

How many of us decided to wake up early & do the exercise or Yoga, just to stop after few days. How many of us enthusiastically stopped all cigarettes, started workup, guitar classes, aerobic training program… Etc.  Only to stop after a while, due to lack of motivation. We quickly lose motivation and stop pursuing […]

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Heroin Addiction- What makes Heroin Addictive?

Heroin addiction began in the early 1900’s as the substance was produced and sold legally for the treatment of opiate addiction and other assortments of ailments. It was believed that heroin was no addictive or so the doctors were told it was not. Later they stopped producing it once they began to see many people being admitted to hospitals. Why are people addicted to heroin and what makes heroin addictive?

Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a drug that is used to diminish pain in a medical context, however, it is used and abused for its recreational effects of sedation, muscle relaxation, pain relief, and euphoria. It is a depressant, and like other depressants and opiates, it can cause serious physical dependence.

Heroin Addiction Symptoms and Effects:

Signs of Heroin use or Heroin Addiction to see in a close one

In the Early stages, look for these signs:

  • Dry mouth that causes excessive thirst: The person will keep a liquid at all times and sip it often.
  • Sleep issues: Feeling sleepy at odd times is an indicator of heroin abuse. Also, drifting and drowsiness into stupor even during the conversations is an indication of a recent dose.
  • Constricted pupils is another indication: Most of the drugs can cause this situation, but it will be there with heroin addiction.
  • Wakefulness and marked alertness: It can be seen with smaller doses, but these will usually be short-lived and soon give way to the lack of attention and sleepy demeanor.
  • Nausea: This is a very common side effect of the heroin abuse. Vomiting and other digestive troubles such as stomach cramps and diarrhea are common and even expected by heroin addicts.
  • Lethargy and an apathetic attitude: This can be seen towards activities which were formerly considered important. He or she lacks care for personal hygiene as well.

Effects of heroin abuse or heroin addiction

Heroin, when used in excess and for a longer period, the risk of overdose increases. Some of the overdose effects are decreased heart rate, slowed breathing (a condition known as respiratory depression), coma and even death. When the user tries to abruptly stop drug use, it can lead to uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms manifested in the form of muscle and bone pain, nausea, agitation, insomnia, and vomiting, drug cravings, cold sweat, diarrhea, and fever.

Also, Heroin abuse can lead to troubled relationships, financial problems, legal battles, unemployment, and homelessness. Some of the behavioral signs indicating heroin abuse and addiction could be stealing or borrowing money, and hostile or deceptive behavior.

How to Treat Heroin Addiction?

If you or someone you know is addicted to heroin, it is strongly recommended you visit a rehab center to facilitate a less painful, safer, healthier withdrawal and recovery from heroin addiction. Rehabs make use of Principles of Effective Treatment strategies such as behavioral therapies and pharmacological treatments helping the addicts get rid of their addiction.

Addiction to heroin can escalate rapidly and be getting this person to treatment today will definitely be his or her best chance for a speedy and complete recovery. For advice regarding heroin addiction or help finding the best treatment for heroin addiction, please contact us at 9611194949.