Heroin is an opiate, a substance that induces relaxation, dullness to pain, and sleep. It is typically injected or snorted, although it can also be smoked or ingested. Users of the substance desire euphoria and relaxation. However, regular use increases tolerance and more heroin must be used to get the same sense of ease.
Stepping Stone Center understands the power of heroin addiction and the difficulty in detoxing from heroin. We will ease your heroin withdrawal and treat your addiction safely and effectively.
Symptoms and Side Effects of Heroin Addiction
Heroin effects include drowsiness, constricted (“pinpoint”) pupils, loss of appetite, runny nose, cough, nausea, nodding, clammy skin, shallow breathing, and convulsions.
Paraphernalia associated with the drug include syringes and bent spoons. Heroin users may have scars (often called “tracks”) caused by injections.
Heroin addiction can lead to serious health complications such as pulmonary disease, collapsed veins, liver disease, an infection of the heart, risk of contraction of hepatitis C or HIV/AIDS from needle use, kidney disease, skin infection, and possible death.
Individuals afflicted with heroin addiction may withdraw from social interactions, damaging marriages, interpersonal relationships, and employment opportunities. They may also have financial struggles leading to homelessness, malnutrition, and stealing.
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Heroin Addiction Help
Stepping Stone Center will start you in drug detox to detox comfortably and safely. Heroin detox, like all other opiate withdrawal, is extremely uncomfortable. Our doctors and nurses utilize the latest medications to ensure the first few days with us is an enjoyable one. After detox you will transfer into our award winning drug rehab program where you will finish treatment learning how to live life with out heroin. Addiction rehab therapy will strengthen your body and mind to prepare you for life after treatment.
Start Treatment: The First Phone Call is the Hardest
If you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, take the first step and call Stepping Stone’s Addiction Helpline at 866-957-4960. Our Admissions Coordinators will answer any questions you have about getting help. If you prefer, you can also reach us by “Live Chat” or through our Contact Us form.