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Heroin Addiction

Summary

Help4Addiction can provide you with the help and support needed to combat serious addictions to drugs such as heroin. If you or a loved one are dependent on taking heroin to relax and cope with everyday life then we have the treatment needed to help you overcome your addiction.

What is Heroin?

Heroin is a strong drug from the opium poppy. It can have extreme effects on the body such as a feeling of warmth and well-being. It can also have side effects the first time it is taken. Heroin is highly addictive and the risks of taking the drug are huge. You can die from taking an overdose even if you have used it regularly.

What are the Symptoms and Side Effects of Heroin Usage?

  • Dizziness and vomiting
  • Respiratory failure
  • Choking – on vomit
  • Gangrene
  • Serious infections due to sharing of needles
  • Withdrawal from social situations
  • Stealing to fund the habit
  • Treatment

There are a range of treatments for heroin addiction. There are medications available to alleviate the symptoms brought about by not using the drug. Cognitive and behavioural therapy are also available alongside the medication to help people treat the root cause of the drug taking.


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