Processed from morphine, heroin, also called H, horse, smack, dope, and junk, is the most abused and rapidly acting opiate available. Morphine is a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of certain varieties of poppy plants. Typically found in a white or brownish powder form, heroin also is found as a black sticky substance commonly referred to as “black tar heroin.” Purer heroin is becoming more common, but most street heroin is still “cut” with other drugs or substances including sugar, starch, powdered milk, quinine, strychnine, fentanyl and other poisons. Heroin users are at high risk for overdose due to the fact that they do not know the true potency or strength of the dose. Heroin is also extremely dangerous and puts users at risk for HIV and other diseases due to the fact that users often share needles. Heroin can be injected, smoked or sniffed/snorted. Users should seek heroin addiction treatment, which may include the use of a medically supervised heroin drug rehab, immediately.
At Clarity Way, our heroin addiction treatment center has helped many people in our small client community recover from the devastating physical and emotional effects of opiate addiction. Our qualified and caring therapists employ a variety of progressive treatment techniques that can help you or your loved one figure out why substance abuse became a problem. We will teach you the necessary tools to stay sober and fulfilled in the world outside rehab. If you or someone you love is addicted to heroin, don’t wait another day — call the heroin treatment center at Clarity Way at 877-548-4794, and get the help you need now.
The Short and Long-Term Effects of Heroin Use
Heroin can affect intravenous users within 7 to 8 seconds after injection. Intramuscular injection takes an average of 5 to 8 minutes to take effect, and snorting or smoking the drug usually produces peak effects within an average of 10 to 15 minutes. Heroin provides users a feeling of euphoria, builds tolerance quickly, and is extremely physically addictive. Death from overdose is an ever-present risk, as is disease. Chronic users may also develop collapsed veins, abscesses, liver disease, pulmonary complications and more.
Heroin Rehabilitation at Clarity Way
It is critical that a heroin addict enter a heroin rehab and medical detox facility in order to safely withdrawal from the drug. Heroin can cause several withdrawal symptoms, including psychological cravings, nausea, insomnia, muscle pains and more; heroin rehabilitation centers can help ease these symptoms. In some cases, if the addict is in poor health, sudden withdrawal is fatal. Because of the severity of withdrawal associated with heroin, as well as the tenacity that the drug has, it is imperative that users not only seek a medical detox, but also then enter residential heroin treatment center. In order to have a safe, medically supervised detox and/or intensive inpatient rehab for heroin, please call us at 1-877-548-4794.