Heroin is an illegal and extremely addictive drug, and its use is on the rise across the country. According to American Addiction Centers, deaths due to heroin overdoses have increased more than sixfold from 2002 to 2015. This dangerous drug is plaguing our country and it’s crucial that if you or someone you know is addicted to heroin, they get the help they need.
Recognizing Heroin Addiction
Heroin has both long and short-term effects, some of which can be deadly. Recognizing this addiction is the first step in getting treatment. Look out for:
- Nausea and vomiting
- A semi-conscious state and clouded mental function
- Abscesses (swollen tissue filled with pus)
- Severe itching
- Track marks from shooting up
- Restlessness and abnormal sleep patterns
In addition, sharing drug needles can increase your chances of contracting infectious diseases, such as HIV.
Get the Treatment You Deserve
Getting help as soon as possible for heroin addiction is key. Most likely, if you are suffering from heroin addiction you will have to undergo a detox treatment to manage your withdrawal symptoms. Then, you can enter a rehabilitation recovery program like True Recovery. You might also benefit from living in a sober living community to increase your chances of success.
The True Recovery Difference
At True Recovery, we focus on more than just your addiction. Our addiction treatment program is designed to help you achieve your recovery goals; whether it’s your first time seeking help or you’ve sought help in the past, we create a customized plan to help you during your addiction recovery and beyond. Our professional and highly-trained staff provide a number of services, including addiction counseling, in a safe and comfortable environment. In addition, we’ll help you identify and work toward your personal goals. We focus on your life as whole and help you center yourself and rediscover your passions to say goodbye to substance abuse for good.
Fill out our contact form or call today to speak with an admissions counselor for more information on how our program can help you recover from heroin abuse or addiction.