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Heroin is a very dangerous and highly addictive drug. It enters the brain rapidly and makes people think and react slowly. It causes them to have difficulty remembering things, it affects the way that they act and make decisions. When a person is addicted to heroin there is a complete lifestyle that goes along with this type of addiction. This is why it is important to get the person to a treatment facility that is set up to handle heroin addicts.
Free My Addiction specializes in locating treatment for teenagers and young adults. We help parents find the best rehab center for their child who is struggling with addiction. Heroin addiction can be deadly. Our counselors are waiting to help you get your teen help today. This is a 24-hour free service.
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The average 28-day rehab program has almost no chance of working on a heroin addict. When a person has gone past using heroin for recreation and has become physically addicted to the substance it can take up to two weeks just to detox and this will leave only two weeks for treatment. Therein lies one of the problems, a heroin addict needs to be separated from the environment he or she is using for no less than 3 months to ensure the best possible outcome from a treatment facility.
This drug poses special problems for those injecting this drug because of the risks of HIV, Hepatitis, and other diseases that can occur from sharing a needle, spoon, or cotton. These diseases can be passed to sexual partners and newborns. Heroin is one of the top 3 frequently reported drugs in drug abuse deaths. Violence and crime are also linked to using heroin. Getting a Heroin addict to seek help can be a difficult task to undertake. Most Heroin addicts are tired of being a slave to this drug and will be receptive to treatment. Many heroin addicts use this drug daily to maintain what they call “being well”. Once the drug wears off, the addict becomes irritable and anxious and their bones feel like they ache from the inside out.
When heroin addict has no money and is on the verge of being sick from withdrawal, this is when they can make some decisions that they normally would not make. This is the point when they will do anything illegal to facilitate their habit. Several of the phone counselors at Free My Addiction have been through Heroin Addiction and can relate to the addict on their level. We can also recommend the best treatment available for this drug or any opiate for that matter. Please call us at your earliest convenience to get in touch with a counselor who can point you in the right direction to help your teenager overcome their addiction to heroin.
If you need help for an adult in your life Addiction No More is a locator service for treatment programs for adults.