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Heroin Addiction Kills Thousands of Americans Every Year

Heroin is a powerful opiate medication that alters users’ brain chemistry within the first several uses, prompting rapid addiction through changes in the brain’s reward system. Over time, users begin to rely heavily on heroin in order to feel “normal” or “happy,” to the point that their sense of wellness relies entirely on continued use of the drug.

Drug users who repeatedly inhale, sniff, or inject heroin typically begin to experience the following symptoms of addiction:

  • Failed attempts to halt or reduce heroin use
  • New financial problems due to repeated, costly drug-related purchases
  • Long periods of time spent behind closed doors or outside the house without explanation
  • Emotional changes, such as increased apathy, general drowsiness, etc.
  • Continual cravings for heroin
  • Need to use more of the drug to achieve a similar high
  • Feeling sick after coming down from a heroin-induced high
  • “Track” marks from repeated needle injections

While the initial effects of heroin may be pleasant for users, continued use increases the likelihood of the following:

  • Respiratory distress and suffocation
  • Contraction of HIV, hepatitis, and other deadly viruses
  • Collapsed veins
  • Major depression
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Destruction of internal organs
  • Permanent changes in brain chemistry, personality, etc.

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The Connection BetweenPrescription Opioids & Heroin Addiction

For many people, heroin addiction begins with a prescription for dangerous opioid pain relievers. A 2013 study by the Associations of Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use and Initiation of Heroin Use in the United States reports that approximately 80 percent of people who become addicted to heroin began misusing opioid medications before transitioning to heroin. Given that opioid painkillers are prescribed for people of all ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic strata, virtually anyone can be affected by heroin addiction.

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At Acceptance Recovery Center, we know that addiction recovery is about more than detoxing and abstaining from further drug use.

We understand that heroin addiction often occurs in conjunction with other challenges related to mental health, family life, physical illnesses, stress, and other complex personal difficulties, which we are prepared to help you address in a safe environment.

When you come to our Scottsdale addiction recovery center, you will have the opportunity to pursue whole-person wellness and a fresh start through participating in a primary therapy grouprelapse preventioncommunity integration, and any of our other drug and alcohol recovery programs.

If you or someone you love is struggling with heroin addiction, we are prepared to step in and help. From managing withdrawal symptoms to learning how to achieve long-term sobriety, we provide compassionate support and personalized assistance for everyone we serve. Get started with us today by scheduling your free assessment.

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