Heroin Drug Abuse
Heroin drug abuse has been a very
popular form of addiction in the United States and world
wide, while its users continue to disregard the many
dangers of heroin drug abuse. The scientific name for
heroin is Diacetylmorphineis and on the street it is
called many names: smack, junk, skag, blow, tar, mud,
brown sugar, etc. Heroin drug abuse is hard to stop
completely because many users say that they become addicted
from the very first time they used the drug. This means
that instead of "experimenting" with heroin,
drug users quickly started to use heroin on a regular
basis and hooked.
One way to find out if you or someone
you know is involved in heroin drug abuse is to use
a test called the "CAGE Questionnaire" often
used to detect alcoholism. Here are a few of the questions:
1. Have you ever felt you out to
cut back on your using?
2. Have people ever upset you by criticizing your using?
3. Have you every felt bad or guilty about your using?
4. Have you ever used to steady your nerves or to keep
you from being "sick"?
These questions are just a very small
beginning into the actual consequences of heroin drug
abuse, but if you answered, "yes" to some
of them, you should probably seek help. Detoxing off
heroin is a long and painful process for most people
who have heroin drug abuse problems. The withdrawal
symptoms for heroin last about 10-14 days and involve
having hot flashes, cramps, intense sweating, nausea,
anxiety, hot and cold flashes, insomnia, panic attacks
and many other symptoms.
Heroin can be smoked, snorted or
injected and today many users believe if they only snort
it they cannot become addicted. In reality it is still
addictive when snorted and most often users who snort
attain such a high tolerance that they have to move
to the needle to keep feeling the high. Heroin drug
abuse affects all people who get involved with the drug.
Heroin drug abuse causes many problems
within a heroin user's life. Heroin lowers the effectiveness
of the immune system, contributes to nutritional and
sleep problems, causes cramping, stomach problems, distorted
perception and hallucinations. The places in which heroin
drug abuse occurs are sketchy and dangerous leading
to a higher rate of rape, violence and crime where heroin
is sold and used.
Heroin is highly addictive and while
drug abusers may want to quit, they are unable to do
it alone. Heroin drug abuse is a scary, hard problem
to deal with but there is help. At Treatment Referral
we offer a comprehensive, detoxification and treatment
program referrals for those suffering the effects of
heroin drug abuse or other substance abuse problems.
Our professional staff and specialists
help make the experience of coming down off drugs as
pleasant as possible and we keep clients as long as
needed for them to stay clean and in recovery. If you
or someone you love has a problem with heroin drug abuse,
we are here to serve. Contact us with questions or
concerns at 800.399.3612; we have a solution you need.