Heroin is popular because of its rapidly acting effect. Processed from morphine, heroin is typically sold as a white or brownish powder, or a black sticky substance known as “black tar heroin.”
Heroin is highly addictive, with statistics showing a typical heroin abuser injecting the drug up to four times a day. It may also be sniffed or smoked, and all forms are addictive. Heroin addiction treatment typically requires detoxification followed by a treatment recovery program.
Signs of heroin abuse include:
- Sudden change in performance at school or work
- Lack of personal care and grooming
- Reckless tendencies such as stealing money
- Withdrawal from friends, family and activities
- Runny nose or constant sniffing
- Needle marks on arms, legs or other body parts
- Hostility toward others
Heroin abuse has very serious consequences, including high risk of overdose. Because heroin on the street is cut with other drugs, the user typically does not know the purity level. Furthermore, many people addicted to heroin prefer to inject, and often share needles. This can lead to blood-borne diseases and even HIV.
Heroin addiction treatment requires multiple steps to ensure recovery begins. Vista Taos Renewal Center specializes in providing individualized treatment programs that include group interaction, 12-step processes and educational techniques.
The ability to begin a new chapter in your life becomes a reality through our programs. Contact us today to learn more at 1.877.772.2616.