Heroin is arguably the most addicting and damaging drug that exists today. With just one use, a person who uses heroin can quickly find themselves dangerously dependent on the drug. Although most people who are addicted to heroin understand the risks of continued use, it is very difficult to stop use without the help of a trained professional.
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Heroin is an extremely addictive opioid drug made from morphine, a naturally-occurring substance derived from opium poppy plants. Heroin comes in many forms, but it is most commonly a white or brown powder or a black sticky substance known as "black tar" heroin. Heroin can be injected, snorted, or smoked, resulting in intense feelings of euphoria.
Because of its highly addictive qualities, using heroin carries a high risk of overdose and death. According to the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, roughly 691,000 people in the United States struggle with heroin use disorder. More than 14,000 people die of heroin-related overdose deaths per year.
If you believe your loved one is struggling with heroin use, it is imperative to get them help right away. Heroin users often appear sluggish and unaware of what is going on around them.
Heroin use may also be exhibited by more obvious signs like the presence of paraphernalia, such as needles, baggies, and other items.
The appearance of “track marks” are another major indicator of heroin use. When a person uses heroin intravenously (e.g. “shooting” heroin), the use of needles can create marks and scars on the skin. Track marks will most often appear near veins, such as on the arms, but can be present on any part of the body.
Other common signs of heroin abuse include:
Heroin abuse is a serious issue that requires professional intervention and support for individuals to overcome its physical and psychological effects. Treatment often involves a combination of therapy, medication, and support groups to help manage withdrawal symptoms and address the underlying reasons for substance abuse.
Heroin is a deadly drug. The highly addictive characteristics of the drug lead to increased tolerance, and therefore a greater need for higher amounts of the drug. As a person uses more heroin over time, the damage to their body and mental wellness increases.
In the short term, heroin use can lead to issues such as nausea and vomiting, slowed breathing and heart rate, and itching.
The following are other common short-term effects:
Because heroin is so deadly, many users do not survive long enough to experience the long-term effects. However, in some cases, the long-term use of heroin can lead to severe damage of the brain and other organs.
The long-term effects of heroin use include permanent changes to the structure and functionality of the brain. Beyond the addiction and dependence that the drug causes, use can also contribute to issues such as a weakened immune system, respiratory issues, and full or partial paralysis.
Here are some of the potential long-term effects:
Stopping heroin use is extremely difficult. People who attempt to stop their use of the drug almost always experience severe withdrawal symptoms, which may include nausea and vomiting, fever, cramps, cold sweats, chills, and insomnia. In severe cases, heroin withdrawal can be life-threatening.
If you or someone you love has developed a dependency on or addiction to heroin, you should not attempt to quit without professional assistance. Our team can recommend a detox facility where you or your loved one will receive 24-hour supervision and care before beginning our North Palm Beach heroin treatment program.
Our heroin addiction treatment options span a wide variety of methods. From therapy, to medical treatment, to holistic healing methods, we will customize your treatment plan to address your individual needs.
We offer addiction treatment programs such as:
Within any of these programs, you may participate in therapy methods including:
Attending addiction rehab is traditionally a frightening and overwhelming experience. At The Good Life, we stand apart by making the treatment process as simple and enjoyable as possible. From wellness activities to workshops and life skills development courses, our programs aim to help you engage with others and equip you with the tools you need to build a life free of addictive substances.
Our founders and many of our staff are in long-term recovery too and understand exactly what you are going through. We've seen countless lives changed, families restored, and hearts mended as a result of treatment.
During a free consultation with our team, you can learn more about our treatment options and how we can help in your unique situation. We offer an intimate environment where there is always someone who is available to help you.
Our facility is located right next to the beach and we strive to make your recovery as comfortable and up-scale as possible.
Recovery is not easy, but our team of specialists will walk with you every step of the way so that you can live the sober life you deserve.
Our facility is a smaller and more intimate setting that you will not get lost in. We will always make sure there is someone available for you.
At The Good Life Treatment Center, you will receive a personalized treatment plan, and you will be treated like a person, not a file.