Crackdowns on both prescription drug medicines as well as sales of needles have led to the rise of black tar heroin, what some experts call the most addictive illegal drug. Those who are addicted to prescription drugs often turn to black tar heroin, a cheap, crippling, and dangerously impure heroin derivative, to achieve the same type of high. Here’s what you need to know about opiate dependency, black tar heroin, and how Clarity Way can help treat your loved one’s heroin addiction.
Black Tar Heroin
Black tar heroin, also known as brown heroin, is made from morphine — like its white powder cousin, heroin. Unlike white powder heroin, however, an illicit drug manufacturer can make black tar heroin without complex, expensive lab equipment. It sometimes comes in sticky “tar” form; when further refined, it appears as a light brown powder. Users can inject, snort, smoke, and drink black tar heroin. They can also dissolve it in water and drop it into the nose. Some users insert it in the rectum via suppository.
As prescription drugs become increasingly difficult to obtain, those who suffer from opiate dependency sometimes turn to black tar heroin because it’s cheaper, easier to get, and provides the same painkilling effects. Unfortunately, it’s also extremely addictive and dangerous to the user — reports of instant death are all too common.
Recovering From Heroin Addiction
Although it is possible to kick addiction to heroin alone, doing so can be fatal. The good news is that users who get professional help stand a much higher chance of recovering safely and living in life-lasting sobriety. Clarity Way’s empathetic, caring, and qualified staff can help your loved one thoroughly withdraw from black tar heroin use. Our staff can help mitigate common black tar heroin withdrawal symptoms such as pain, nausea, cravings, and more as we implement a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the addict’s physical, psychological, and spiritual needs.
Clarity Way’s treatment program for black tar heroin users combines a diverse array of rehabilitation modalities. Our clients participate in cutting edge addiction therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Music Therapy, and Art Therapy. We also provide fitness training, nutritional education, Massage Therapy, acupuncture, and a comprehensive aftercare program that makes living in sobriety outside rehab easier.
You don’t have to stand by and watch your loved one suffer from an addiction to black tar heroin. Contact Clarity Way, and find out what treatment options are available.
Posted on September 5th, 2013 in Help Blog