If you experimented and now you can’t stop thinking about heroin, it may comfort you to know that you’re not alone. America’s Rehab Campuses offers compassionate heroin rehab that can help you kick the habit in a private, confidential facility.
Origins of addiction
It may be hard to believe that heroin comes from a flower, but that’s precisely the origin of one of the most addictive substances on earth. The opium poppy thrives in regions as diverse as Mexico, Asia, South America and the Middle East. Illegal in the United States since 2914, heroin is but one of the habit-forming derivatives of the lovely but deadly poppy plant.
Heroin may look like a tarry black blob or white or brown powder, explains WebMD. Sometimes called horse, smack or junk, heroin can hook you after just one or two experiments. Addiction means you can’t stop yourself from using. When you run out, you feel sick and will do anything to get more. Some users smoke or snort heroin; others inject it into their veins. Any way heroin is taken is dangerous. Because the drug is illegal, the threat of arrest is always present. Dirty needles can spread diseases such as HIV, and hepatitis C. Overdose is an ever-present danger of heroin use. Fortunately, compassionate heroin rehab is only a phone call away.
How you got addicted
It’s a sad truth that many good people develop bad drug habits when a trusted doctor prescribes strong pain medication in the wake of an injury. Once a person’s body is accustomed to the presence of opiates, going without hurts. That’s when some people try heroin for the first time. They never set out to be a junkie, but once they need poppy-based drugs to feel normal, even heroin sounds better than going through prescription drug withdrawals.
WebMD notes a significant increase in heroin addiction in the US may be directly linked to diversion and misuse of prescription drugs such as Vicodin, Lortab, and OxyContin. People who try these expensive drugs may seek a cheaper way to feel the same relief. Heroin may also be stronger than prescription drugs, as well. Remember that there is no way to know exactly how strong is a batch of heroin, nor can you know what it’s been mixed with.
Why you got addicted
The human brain is wired in such a way as to make a person want to repeat experiences that feel very good. If it doesn’t kill you, heroin can make you feel very good. This happens because heroin triggers the release of a brain chemical called dopamine. It feels good, but it wears off. When that happens, you want more. This is when the cycle of pleasure and pain may take hold. It’s also the perfect time to talk to someone about heroin rehab.
If you think you’d benefit from private heroin rehab, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. The sooner you talk to us, the sooner we can help you solve your addiction problem. America’s Rehab Campuses provide compassionate treatment for one of life’s most hard to solve problems.