As the opioid crisis continues to ravage communities across the United States, the use of heroin is also increasing. Those who find themselves addicted to opioids may turn to heroin because of cost or the inability to acquire more opioids. Others find their way to heroin simply by experimenting with different drugs. The sad truth is that however you found your way to heroin, it only takes a few uses to become addicted. Once you’re addicted, you may find it very difficult to break free of the hold that addiction can have on you.
If you find yourself addicted and unable to stop using, help is available. Attending heroin rehab can help you find your way out of the darkness and into long-term recovery. At Laguna View Detox, we understand heroin addiction and how to break free from it.
Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Addiction
Opioid use produces some very tell-tale signs when used. Heroin, like other opioids, causes pinpoint pupils. Those who are high on heroin will seem to be moving more slowly and will appear happy. Additional signs will depend on how the heroin is ingested. Those who snort heroin may complain of nose pain or experience nose bleeds. Those who inject heroin will have track marks and may have sores in the places where they inject it. Many heroin users will experience itchiness and will seem to have the flu regularly.
You will also see signs of heroin addiction when the user starts to withdraw. Those withdrawing from heroin will experience muscle and bone pain, chills, insomnia, and be nervous. The more dependent the body becomes on heroin, the harder it is to stop using.
If you or a loved one are struggling with a heroin addiction, you can break free by attending a heroin rehab. If you or someone you love is addicted to heroin, you must know the signs of an overdose. Heroin is more dangerous to use because it’s always an unknown dose, and the risk of an overdose is significant. Signs of a heroin overdose include slowed breathing, failing to wake up, slow or stopped heartbeat, inability to speak, and blue lips. If you see the signs of a heroin overdose in your loved one, call 911 immediately. Many times overdoses can successfully be treated with Narcan if it is given quickly enough.
How Heroin Rehab Can Treat Your Addiction
Addiction is a disease of mind, body, and spirit. For rehab to be successful, it must address all three. Heroin rehab will begin with detox so that you can clear your body of the heroin and its effects on your body. You will emerge from detox ready to start to do the work of building a foundation for long-term sobriety. During rehab, you will participate in group and individual therapy, skills groups, and other activities that will help you to build a toolkit that will help you develop and sustain long-term recovery. Alternative therapies such as yoga, meditation, and art therapy will help you explore new ways to express your feelings and deal with stress. Drug rehab doesn’t only help you to break free of drugs; it also introduces you to a new way of living.
How Laguna View Detox Can Help You or Your Loved One Today
At Laguna View Detox, you will get round-the-clock care for your heroin addiction. As one of the leading rehab centers in Orange County, we create a holistic treatment plan tailored to you. We provide luxurious, inpatient rehab treatment in one of the most beautiful areas in California. Our staff includes some of the best in the industry dedicated to helping you from detox to aftercare. Contact us today and let us help you with your addiction.