Everything You Need To Know Ab...

What is a rehabilitation center? A rehabilitation centre is a place where an individual can work over his addiction issues under supervised environments that aid addiction recovery with ease. All these treatments and therapies are carried out by well-trained mental health professionals including a psychiatrist, clinical psychologists, psychologists, counselors, nurses & support staffs. With the […]

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Psychological revelation behin...

Folie à Famille translated ‘a folly of family’, the term talks about a shared psychotic disorder among a group of family members as opposed to shared between two people (folie à deux). This is a rare condition because of which effective treatments have not been well-established. However, last week we saw an incident in Delhi […]

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Are You Feeling Suicidal? How ...

Wanting to overcome suicidal thoughts? Firstly, the thought to overcome the suicidal thoughts itself is a sign of positivity. You may think feeling suicidal is a sign of permanent weakness and flew. Actually, it isn’t, feeling suicidal is just a temporary negative mindset that makes you experience intense sadness. During this intense episode majority of […]

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How to Help Someone with Drug ...

Want to help someone with Drug and Alcohol Addiction? A relative, a dear friend, a sibling, a co-worker? Early drug and alcohol abuse education is one of the best ways to start with. Everyone involved needs to be educated, from parents and educators to children and adults. Each needs to know the risks of altered […]

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Depression is an Illness, Not ...

For as long as health professionals can remember, our country has developed a negative stigma towards depression illness. People suffering from depression tend to suffer in silence, or not seek the appropriate treatment because of the shame associated with admitting they have a mental illness. Currently, people diagnosed with depression illness are viewed as broken, […]

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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.