What are the signs and symptoms of heroin addiction?
Heroin is a powerful, dangerous and highly addictive drug. A member of the opiate family, heroin is known to cause intensely pleasurable effects, including an elimination of pain and a sense of relaxed euphoria. However, the way that heroin effects with the central nervous system means that individuals who use this drug put themselves at risk for significant immediate and long-term harm.
The following are among the most common psychological, physical, behavioural & social signs and symptoms that may indicate that a person has been
abusing or has become dependent upon heroin:
Psychological symptoms of heroin addiction:
Physical symptoms of heroin addiction:
Social symptoms of heroin addiction:
Behavioural symptoms of heroin addiction:
When you use heroin, you can quickly develop a tolerance, which means that you will need to take increasingly greater amounts of the drug in order to experience the desired effects. Continued abuse of the drug means that you are also likely to become addicted. This combination can have a profoundly negative impact on your physical and mental health.
As is also the case with other opiates, heroin addiction can be extremely difficult to overcome without effective professional help & support. Trying to stop taking heroin can quickly trigger several unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, including nausea, painful cramping, psychological distress and extreme cravings for the drug. These symptoms can overwhelm even the strongest desire to stop and can push you back into the destructive downward spiral of continued heroin addiction.
At Mudita Cara, heroin addiction treatment will typically begin with a medically assisted withdrawal detoxification, helping you to manage the symptoms and associated dangers involved with heroin withdrawal.
Once the drug has been removed from your system, you will commence with our comprehensive Addiction Treatment Programme involving group and individual counselling, helping you identify the underlying reasons and associated issues which formed your addiction.
With effective professional care, you can overcome your dependence and begin to lead a healthier and happier life. Mudita Cara has helped countless clients overcome their heroin addiction and find a healthy, fulfilling life beyond addiction.
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For details of how Mudita Cara can provide you with assistance regarding heroin addiction treatment and rehabilitation, please call +27 81 037 2349