Heroin Addiction Treatment: Getting Help Today

Heroin is a highly physically and psychologically addictive illegal drug that can be injected, smoked or sniffed. One of the greatest dangers associated with heroin is its ability to cause individuals to become both physically and psychologically dependent. Heroin rapidly enters the brain often producing a “downer” effect that quickly induces a state of euphoria and relaxation. Heroin use will block the brain’s ability to perceive pain, as with other opiates. After using the drug over time, physical dependence and addition to the drug will develop. Initially, heroin abusers may try to hide signs and symptoms of heroin use.

Friends, family or co-workers may notice a number of the below physical signs of heroin use. These symptoms can be a clear sign that heroin addiction treatment may be necessary.

 

Heroin Withdrawal

A heroin abuser feels the need to continue using the drug because of its pain relieving effects and the fear of symptoms they may experience if they stop. Heroin withdrawal symptoms can start as quickly as a few hours to a few days after the use of the drug stops. Heroin withdrawal symptoms may include:

 

Heroin Addiction Treatment

There is help. The first concrete step toward recovery for heroin addiction is to find the right heroin addiction treatment facility. 2nd Chance Treatment Center in Phoenix understands the symptoms of heroin dependence. We offer a variety of heroin addiction treatment options and heroin withdrawal support.   Heroin addiction treatment may include a combination of maintenance medication, behavioral therapy and education and resources. The experienced team at 2nd Chance Treatment Center will assess the history of each individual to find the best treatment approach to return you or your loved one to the life you love.

We are here to help patients in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa and Tempe areas with a long-lasting recovery option, with the lowest chance of relapses. Schedule an appointment today.

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