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Heroin Addiction: Dangers, Signs And Appropriate Treatment

Heroin is a highly addictive drug that usually appears as a white, brown or a black sticky substance. It’s extremely dangerous in itself and is also almost always “cut” with another substance. This means that, in order to stretch supply further, the dealer has increased its volume by mixing it with another drug or non-intoxicating substance, which the user will not know about and which could have dangers of its own.

Heroin is mostly injected with a syringe, creating additional dangers for the user, who faces the threat of transmitted diseases or other infections on top of the pain of addiction.

Heroin addiction will affect a person’s health, relationships, family, school, work, financial or other life situations, making it very difficult to recover without seeking inpatient heroin rehab. And even just a one-time use of heroin can create a likelihood of heroin addiction, overdosing, and even death. If you or a loved one has become addicted to heroin, professional heroin treatment is the first step to recovery. If you’re unsure whether a loved one is using heroin, use this information and reach out for additional guidance.

What Is Heroin Cut With?

  • Talcum powder
  • Rat poison
  • Caffeine
  • Powdered milk
  • Laundry detergent
  • Baking soda
  • Starch
  • Sugar

These are some of the most popular substances that are cut with heroin. As you can see, many of these substances are toxic to consume in any way, and none are safe to snort or inject.

Some heroin users also cut the drug with other controlled substances, such as crushed over-the-counter painkillers, fentanyl or carfentanil in an attempt to make the effects more intense. This further increases the negative physical effects and the risk of an overdose.

In short, the nature of heroin in itself and the practice of cutting it with other substances makes it especially dangerous. A licensed heroin treatment center can help break the hold of addiction and ensure a safe recovery.

Physical Symptoms of Heroin Use

  • Brief euphoria after taking heroin
  • A decreased heart rate following that rush
  • Drowsiness that lasts for hours
  • Slowed breathing
  • Small pupils
  • A dry mouth
  • Runny nose
  • Limbs that appear or feel heavy
  • Cloudy, unclear thinking
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Constipation
  • A flushed appearance
  • Extreme itching of the skin
  • Visible “track marks” from injecting the drug

Behavioral Signs of Heroin Addiction

  • Secretiveness or lying
  • Impaired decision making
  • Lack of self-control
  • Regular use of laxatives
  • Loss of memory
  • Slurred speech
  • Nodding off
  • Neglect of grooming and personal hygiene
  • Excessive scratching
  • Legal or unexplained financial trouble
  • Possession of heroin paraphernalia

Heroin Paraphernalia

  • Syringes
  • Burnt spoons
  • Rubber tubing
  • Small baggies
  • Glass pipes

Proper Heroin Treatment in Riverside County

Because of the extreme addictiveness of heroin and the severity of the withdrawal symptoms, professional heroin rehab facilities play a critical role in recovery. At Daylight Recovery Services, our staff of compassionate and highly trained experts can create a customized recovery plan based on the specific needs of you or your loved one.

Treatment begins with inpatient drug rehab. The first step of heroin rehab is drug detoxification. For the client’s safety, heroin detox is medically monitored. Our caring staff also work with each client to make them as comfortable as possible.

After detoxification, treatment will include professional counseling and various other therapeutic activities and services, such as:

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Trauma therapy
  • Custom tailored case management
  • Sound healing
  • Reiki
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Time to use our other amenities

Patients will also have access to 12-step drug treatment programs.

Following inpatient heroin rehab, clients will begin intensive outpatient rehab at our Corona facility. Outpatient heroin rehab includes several hours of treatment each day for several days each week.

This complete continuum of rehabilitation allows clients to meet their personal commitments while helping them stay on a path to long-term recovery.

Get Professional Heroin Treatment Now

If you or someone you care about is displaying signs of heroin addiction, contact our recovery experts at 1-833-2DAYLIGHT now in Riverside County. We are available 24/7 to take your call.

Addiction Treatment Advantages at Daylight Recovery Services

  • Medically-monitored heroin detox
  • Non-secular recovery
  • 12-step heroin recovery
  • JCAHO accredited