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Addiction to Heroin

by De'Meko, June 12, 2013

Heroin Addiction and Treatment

Chapters Capistrano in beautiful Orange County, California offers heroin addition recovery. Our drug and alcohol rehab center knows that successful rehabilitation requires personalized treatment programs. Each heroin addict is different and therefore our team treats each client differently.

General Information

Heroin is a synthesized painkiller from morphine made from the opium poppy. At times, doctors prescribe the drug for pain management. However, when used recreationally, heroin can be very dangerous, even fatal. Most often injected, the drug causes the body to feel an intense rush. Because of this euphoric-like rush, heroin is highly addictive. As an abuser develops a tolerance, the amount injected increases. This can lead the user to push the limits of how much the human body can take, this is generally when overdoses occur. 

Effects of Heroin Abuse

Some of the effects of heroin abuse are tattered relationships with family, friends, and professionally, unstable emotional health, and physical dependence. When non-sterile needles and syringes are used, poisoning from “cut” heroin is a big issue, and/or contracting hepatitis C and HIV is a very common and a serious risk. Also heroin has many damaging side effects on the body such as dental issues, extreme constipation, malnutrition, sleeping problems, decreased Libido and countless more. 

Heroin Detoxification Withdrawal Doesn’t Have to be Painful

Our amazing team for the heroin rehab program understands how scary withdrawal and rehabilitation can seem. We, therefore, treat our clients with a drug-specific detox that is safe and traditional. Until the body is stabilized, and the risk of seizure and withdrawal symptoms are absent, our medical team gives these prescription drugs in tapering amounts. This is one of the best ways to help addicts alleviate the painful symptoms and safely remove the addiction.

At Chapters, a sober lifestyle is our goal for all our clients! Call our 24-hour helpline at 949-371-4198 for more information about our highly personalized heroin rehab programs.

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