What is Heroin?
Heroin is an opioid that was originally introduced as a painkiller and cough suppressant. Its use was outlawed in most countries as soon as the dangers became recognized. Heroin addicts are attracted to the sense of euphoria that it produces immediately after it is injected or inhaled. It is frequently used as an escape from physical or emotional pain. Call our Vancouver addiction rehab center for more details.
How addictive is it?
Heroin is one of the most addictive street drugs in use. It produces a “rush”, a strong sense of euphoria that is appealing to users, and a physical and mental dependency can develop after just two or three weeks of regular use. As heroin addiction takes hold, the individual has to use higher doses of the drug with increasing frequency in order to achieve the desired effects. Eventually, they may find that they no longer derive pleasure from the drug, but continue to take it in order to avoid the withdrawal symptoms and uncontrollable cravings.
Why do I need help to quit using heroin?
Several studies have shown that people who attempt to stop using a drug without help are at a very high risk of relapse. One of the things that makes heroin particularly difficult to give up is the fact that it causes mood changes. You can feel contented and calm after taking the drug, only to become aggressive and angry during periods of withdrawal.
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