Heroin is highly addictive, and dangerous, and it is crucial for a person who suffers from heroin addiction to get immediate detox and rehab. Heroin is derived from morphine, an opioid, narcotic analgesic used for the relief of severe pain, and it is most commonly obtained in a white or brown powder form, or a black, sticky substance known commonly as “black tar heroin.” Withdrawals from prolonged heroin addiction can be severe, and are often deadly.
The effect of heroin upon entering the body, are immediate. As soon as heroin enters the brain, the drug’s chemicals quickly bind with the opioid receptors cells, distorting the response of these cells, and affecting the nervous system’s natural response to pain, pleasure, sleeping, heartbeat, and breathing. A one-use effect of heroin is so dangerous that it can be fatal. Heroin is one of the most addictive narcotics and the most common drug involved in overdose and death. On many instances heroin is combined with other drugs, and even household products like starch, sugar, and powder milk, increasing the dangers of an already hazardous substance, by provoking clogged arteries that damage vital organs and ultimately cause death.
A person repeatedly using heroin begins to build up tolerance to the drug, resulting in an increased in dosage in order to get the same effect. Stopping heroin addiction is difficult, and more times than not, simply impossible, for someone who has used heroin over a long period and is now trying to quit on their own. Individuals addicted to heroin and quit without help, may experience symptoms of such severity that will cause them to use the drug just to find relief from the withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms from heroin include chills and vomiting, intensive cold and hot flashes, diarrhea, insomnia and sleep disorders, uncontrollable spasms of the limbs, and other painful symptoms such as seizures and loss of mental ability. The heroin detox program provided at the Toms River Sunrise Detox center will provide medically supervised detox that will control and manage withdrawal symptoms of all intensities, combined with therapy and counseling to get you on your way to the quality of life you deserve.