How our therapy can help you to recover from heroin addiction.
Getting assistance with your heroin addiction, or fo rat addiction of a family member or friend can seem like a really big step, but it doesn’t have to be a frightening prospect.
Our highly qualified team have years of experience, properly directing you to the proper treatment centre for your specific illness.
We have compiled this guide in order to help you understand the problems and risks involved in heroin addiction.
So what is heroin addiction?
Heroin is similar in structure to a strong painkiller and has the effect of slowing the function of the body. Heroin is highly addictive and the people who do use it can become addicted or dependant on it extremely quickly and to a high degree.
Heroin has a strong effect on the body, which causes cravings and generates a strong urge to keep using. Over a period of time, the body builds up a tolerance to the substance with users having to take on more to generate a similar effect.
Dependence to heroin will require the use to take it habitually in order to feel ‘normal’ and avoid unpleasant withdrawal effects.
Street heroin is notoriously unreliable, and frequently ‘cut’ or mixed with other dangerous substance.
Am I addicted to heroin? Even the smallest quantity of heroin can be dangerous. Because heroin is cut with other, often mysterious substances at varying strengths.
Therefore, the effect is can have on your body can be extremely unpredictable.
Heroin addicts will use the drug with increasing regularity, or take larger doses to get or to attempt to sustain a high.
When used in higher doses, heroin can indeed cause a warming of the skin, a dry mouth and even a heavy feeling in the arms and legs.
After taking heroin, users will be drowsy for several hours, with a clouded mental function. Heart rate and breathing in slowed, sometimes by enough to create a danger to your very life or to the threat of permanent brain damage or even a coma.
If you suffer any of these symptoms after taking heroin, or if you find your heroin use is increasing in regularity or quantity you’re likely to have an issue in which needs immediate treatment.
The risks of heroin addiction
Overdose can cause respiratory failure, leading to a coma or even death.
If you have been taking heroin regularly, then you may have built up some tolerance, but if you stop taking it for a few days ten your tolerance will rapidly deplete and you can risk a dangerous overdose when you go back to. Your previous level of dosage.
If heroin is taken with other drugs, including alcohol, an oversee is more likely.
Use of heroin may cause you to choke on your own vomit because heroin both sedates you and stops you coughing properly, any vomit will remain in your airway and prevent normal breathing.
Injecting heroin causes serious damage to your blood vessels. And has been known to lead to gangrene or infection.
Sharing needles, syringes, and other equipment involved in injected is quite risky, it puts desperate people at risk of further health complications from blood borne viruses like hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV or AIDS
Street heroin is dealt at varying strengths and can be adulterated with other such substance, it is very difficult to predict how one batch of the drug will behave compared to another.
Getting help for heroin addiction.
You may have realised that you aren’t in the full control of drug usage, if so just give us a call today, and we can start you on the path to regaining the controls of your life.
Rehabilitation for heroin addiction
Doctors and psychologists have developed a myriad of way to treat heroin addiction, this includes the initial use of opiates to replace heroin. The most common opiate substitutes are called methadone and buprenorphine.
Once you become drug-free, other drugs can be used to counter the effects of heroin so you can’t get high. These medical options are not a permanent or quick fix, they are used in conjunction with rehabilitation and recovery in the form of therapy and abstinence, to remain drug free during your rehabilitation.
At The Recovery Trust, our aim is to help you find the right treatment centre for you with options all across the United Kingdom, there’s no limit to options, in finding three one that suits you. Give us a call today.