Archive for August, 2011

 

The Effects of Heroin

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Heroin is a dangerous drug that can cause overdose and death. Even numerous celebrities have died from this opiate drug. Because many people who get into heroin are ignorant about the purity of the heroin, they can easily overdose or kill themselves. Some people even become addicted after just one try.

As with other drugs, the longer a person consumes heroin, the more tolerance they will build up. This means more and more heroin is needed in order to achieve the same feeling.

Heroin may give the person a high for a little bit, but once that person experiences withdrawal the fun ends. In fact, heroin’s withdrawal is so brutal that it makes the high not worth it. Many people would agree, but because the withdrawal is so unbearable, they give in to the drug just to make it stop.

The withdrawal occurs not only mentally, but physically too. Some of the common physical side effects are abnormal skin sensations, twitching, vomiting, slurred speech, nausea, constipation, trembling, pupil constriction, dry mouth, mental cloudiness, and slowing of heart and breathing rates. Other possible side effects are hallucinations, nightmares, convulsions, impaired vision, mental instability, mood swings, severe constipation, liver disease, abscesses, collapsed veins, fertility issues, diminished sex drive, and much more.

Fortunately, a person does not have to endure these unpleasant side effects alone. Heroin drug rehab programs are there to guide a person through the difficult process of quitting. Heroin is an extremely hard drug to quit all on one’s own, so it is highly recommended to look into a rehab program.

If you or someone you know needs help for a heroin addiction, you can call our hotline at 1-877-340-3602.

Heroin is Pure Hell

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

All around the world, heroin is being sold to unlucky victims on the streets. Most people do not truly understand what they are getting into when they try heroine. Ironically enough, heroin has been given the nicknames “pure hell,” “hellfire,” and “hellraiser.”

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than half a million Americans ages 12 and up have stated that they have used heroine at least one time. And it’s just one time that can get a person addicted. Currently in the United States, there are 1.5 million documented cases of Americans who are addicted to heroin. Of course, the actual number of those living in the United States who are addicted to heroin is higher.

There are two general types of heroin drug rehab programs: outpatient heroin addiction treatment and inpatient heroin rehabilitation. Outpatient heroin addiction treatment programs rely on the determination of the addict to succeed. These types of programs are shorter and less expensive, but do have lower success rates than the inpatient heroin rehabilitation programs.

Inpatient heroin rehabilitation programs isolate the addict from people they can attain the drug from to ensure that the patient is staying completely clean. Withdrawal symptoms are so harsh that most people who try to quit on their own find it too difficult to cope with on their own. Their will power is not strong enough.

The most difficult step in getting the help you need in drug rehab is admitting you are addicted and need help. Moreover, one must want to be helped. It is very difficult to help a person who cannot admit to their problem. However, with time, patience, and love, you can help a person reach this realization.

If you or someone you love is addicted to or abusing heroin, call our toll free hotline at 1-877-340-3602.