Heroin is an opiate that causes psychological, physical, and social implications and results in overdose and death. Heroin is highly addictive and extremely dangerous. A person can develop an addiction to heroin after the first use. Regular abuse leads to tolerance, which requires a person to increase the amount and frequency of heroin used, to achieve the same high he or she experienced the first time. As a person uses more heroin, he or she constantly increases the risk of overdose or death.

Many times, heroin addiction is linked to opioid abuse. Opioids such as OxyContin and morphine are prescribed to patients for pain relief and should be taken as directed by a physician. The misuse and availability of pain medication has launched into a full-blown opioid epidemic. Opioid abuse has increased, which has led to a rise in overdoses and opioid-related deaths.

Detox for heroin addiction should not be attempted alone. The withdrawal symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and even painful leading the individual to relapse. Medication-assisted detox allows a medical professional to monitor the process and prescribe medication such as Methadone or Suboxone, to lessen withdrawals from heroin. Some withdrawal symptoms include depression, strong cravings, sweats, chills, sleeplessness, nausea and suicidal thoughts.

Heroin addiction affects all aspects of a person’s life. Relationships with loved ones are destroyed, physical and mental health is heavily impacted, and jobs are compromised. Heroin takes priority over responsibilities, activities, hobbies, interests, and time spent with loved ones. As the addiction progresses, the individual’s physical appearance deteriorates and psychological well-being diminishes.

If you or a loved one is battling an addiction to heroin, you are not alone. Recovery from heroin addiction is possible with the right treatment. Cypress Lakes Lodge offers treatment for heroin addiction that encompasses healing for the mind, body, and soul. The staff at Cypress Lakes Lodge is compassionate and committed to the overall health of every client. Do not wait another day. Call now and take back your life. Embrace the opportunity to enjoy living substance-free.

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