Heroin, also known as diamorphine, is a potent opioid drug. It is made from opium poppies which is a flower that originates from Asia. Heroin is a Schedule I narcotic in the United States. There are no medical uses for this drug at this time. However, there are still millions of people who use heroin recreationally due to the powerful euphoric side effects it has. Most people who use this drug end up with a heroin addiction.
Do you have an addiction to heroin? If so, we highly encourage you to reach out to our team here at Recovery in Tune. We can get you into a treatment program, so you can overcome the addiction.
How Does Heroin Work
To better understand why so many people have a heroin addiction, it is a good idea to learn how the drug works.
When someone ingests heroin, it quickly affects their brain and connects to the opioid receptors on brain cells. It affects the opioid receptors that are responsible for pain and pleasure feelings the most.
In addition, when heroin does attach to these receptors, it changes how someone thinks about and feels any pain. It also causes the body to have an increased sense of euphoric and pleasurable sensations. The main reason for this is that heroin causes a huge dopamine surge in the brain and body.
If you have felt this, you have been high from heroin, as that is what causes the high. Furthermore, the high is the reason most people develop an addiction to this drug.
After the Initial Rush
After the user experiences the initial rush, they often have a strong high for many hours. They will likely nod in and out while experiencing a drowsy, warm. They may even fall asleep for seconds to minutes (pass out) and then wake up.
In addition to this state, there are some other heroin addiction warning signs that everyone should know about including:
- Continuing to use heroin, so they can avoid withdrawal symptoms
- Can’t stop using the drug no matter what they try to do
- Life revolves around getting and using the drug
- Not enjoying activities they used to
- Avoiding social situations where people judge their drug use
- Using heroin despite any negative effects it has on their life
Do you or anyone you know have these warning signs? If so, our team is here to listen and to help you overcome the addiction.
Symptoms and Signs of Heroin Use
How do you know if someone is using heroin? There are some symptoms and signs that are quite common with use of this drug including:
- Rush of euphoria
- Dry mouth
- Heavy feet and hands
- Skin flushing
- Impaired judgment
- Cloudy thinking
- Fear and anxiety
- Not having motivation
- Sudden energy boost
- Mood instability
- Severe personality changes
As you can tell, heroin can negatively affect a person in numerous ways. If you or someone you love is using this drug, our team can help you to overcome the use and addiction from it.
Get Heroin Addiction Treatment Today
There are many treatments we offer here at Recovery in Tune that can help you to overcome a heroin addiction. If you are struggling with heroin use and need support to stop using it and to turn your life back around, let us know. We can help you.
Contact us here today to start a heroin addiction treatment program.
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