Heroin Addiction Treatment
Are you suffering from a debilitating heroin addiction? Does someone you love have a severe heroin addiction? If so, know you are not alone. We can help. We know what to look for when treating heroin dependency and we are waiting eagerly to assist you. Please call us at 800-426-1818 and let us help you or your loved one recover from the black hole that is heroin addiction.
There is no such thing as a social heroin user. If you have become aware of the use of heroin by someone you care about the need for treatment is critical. We at Muse use a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to treat heroin addiction. From consultation to discharge, you or your loved one will never have to travel this road alone. Our expertly trained treatment clinicians and medical professionals will be intensely involved in the process making sure that you or your loved one is taken care of. Heroin is a powerful opiate that is highly physically and psychologically addictive. It almost immediately hijacks the neurological receptors that control and regulate chemicals associate with happiness and joy. Soon, a user becomes physically addicted and when trying to stop will go through severely unpleasant withdrawal.
Things you need to know about heroin addiction
Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive narcotic processed from morphine or opium, which is derived from poppy plants. While the compounds at the root of heroin are in naturally occurring poppy plants, the drug is completely unregulated and most often made with a variety of unknown impurities, many of which can be extremely dangerous and even deadly. Unlike prescription medications containing opiates, which are regulated and created by pharmeceutical companies, heroin is created and obtained illicitly opening users to a host of other dangerous and potentially life threatening results.
Heroin can be injected, snorted or smoked making the typical physical symptoms difficult to identify and detect. While intravenous heroin users often have needle marks from injections, other effects and symptoms include:
Short term effects of heroin addiction
- Depressed respiration
- Clouded mental function
- Constricted pupils (while under the influence)
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Suppression of pain
- Emotional irregularity (manic behavior)
- Flushed (red) skin
- Loss of appetite
Long term effects of heroin addiction
- Infectious diseases (HIV, Hepatitis, etc) as the result of shared needles
- Bacterial infections
- Abbscesses on the body and/or face
- Arthritis and other rheumatologic disorders
- Emotional irregularity (manic behavior)
If you believe a friend or family member may be a heroin user, look for the following paraphernalia on or around the person
- Burnt spoons
- Small baggies (heroin residue may or may not be present)
- Dark, sticky residue on hands, clothes, surfaces, etc.
- Rubber tubing
- Small glass pipes
- Sticky residue
Our medical professionals have vast experience in treating withdrawal symptoms and can help you or your loved one safely navigate heroin detox and treatment. There are also a variety of medical issues that can occur as the result of intravenous heroin use. It is imperative if you or someone you care about is struggling with heroin addiction that you seek help right away.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a heroin addiction, please call us and let us help 800-426-1818
Our treatment staff is comprised of experienced, trained, and highly skilled clinicians and medical professionals who cater specifically to the treatment and detox of heroin addiction. At Muse our team can and will educate you and your loved one about the dangers of heroin addiction and help you take the first steps toward recovery and a new life. Heroin is a terrifying drug that takes control of those who use it almost immediately. It should be treated with as much urgency as possible and we know how to do that. You and your loved ones don’t have to live with this despair any longer. Call us now at 800-426-1818 and let’s start the road to recovery together. You don’t have to do this alone. We are here to help and get you on the path so you too can have your new start.
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