Heroin is derived from morphine, a common pain management medication taken from the poppy plant. The drug appears most commonly as a white or brown powder and can smoked, inhaled, or injected. The drug is so potent and quick that users may get addicted after just one or two uses.
According to a 2011 survey from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, 4.2 million Americans had reported using heroin at some point in their lives. About 23 percent of those heroin users became dependent on the drug.
Heroin use is noted by feelings of happiness and euphoria. This is often followed by a heaviness in the extremities, flushed skin, and hazy thought processes. The immediate high leads into a state of alternating exhaustion and wakefulness.
Due to heroin’s potency, you can experience numerous problems to your health and wellbeing, but it can also drastically change your character. Addiction often makes people reckless, causing them to act out or hurt loved ones.
Addiction is actually a chemical dependency, not a personal choice. All drugs, including heroin, work to alter the careful chemical balance in your brain and body. Heroin causes a rush of dopamine, a hormone involved in motivation, reward, and positive feelings. Addiction forces you to consistently use heroin in order to maintain normal dopamine levels.
The medical team can work out a treatment plan that works for your needs. The team can also administer any medications, provide assistance to ease withdrawals, and provide any help in the event of an emergency.
Detox is an essential step to recovering from heroin abuse. Most 30-, 60-, and 90-day rehab programs require detox or include it as a part of their program. Detox gets the drugs out of your system. Rehab gives you the support and knowledge to keep those drugs out and maintain good health in the long run.If you have questions about heroin rehab or want to begin your recovery today, give us a call at (877) 806-5022 and begin your road to recovery at the premier heroin treatment center in West Palm Beach.