The trend of Heroin addiction has been escalating in the United States. The rise in heroin use has been fueled in part by efforts to limit availability of prescription opiates such as Vicodin and OxyContin. The varied and often unknown degree of potency of heroin makes heroin use particularly dangerous. Users of heroin typically report feeling a “rush” when using followed by a feeling of being relaxed or “mellow.” Heroin tends to distort memory which leads many people to forget how much heroin they have done or when they last used. This memory loss makes overdose more likely.
Common signs of Heroin addiction include:
- An increase in tolerance for the amount of heroin consumed.
- Craving the drug.
- An inability to limit or control the use of heroin.
- Recurrent heroin use despite consequences.
- Using heroin in situations that are physically hazardous.
- Withdrawal symptoms when trying to discontinue heroin use.
Side effects from Heroin use include respiratory depression, infected heart valves, abscesses, diseased kidneys, and constipation. If left untreated, heroin addiction can lead to significant health problems which can become fatal.
If you or someone you know is struggling with heroin addiction, New Dimensions can help.
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