Opiate Dependence & Addicts
Heroin addiction abuse is prolific throughout the world. In the United States heroin including other opioids are a narcotic. Opiates are used by addicts to decrease pain and gain a euphoric high. Users of opiates often snort, smoke, or inject the illicit substance. The more a person uses, the more likely they are to become addicted to it.
Opiate Dependence & Addicts
The person who becomes hooked on heroin will go down a path that often ends up with negative consequences. Opiate abusers often chase after the same high that they experienced when they first began using. Addicts will go to nearly any length to get high. Once the dependence on the opiate kicks in, the need outweighs any other thing in their life. That is why addicts are frequently found in jails and mental institutions or on the streets doing anything to get their fix.
Opiate Abuse Side Effects
Withdrawal Symptoms of Opiate Users Include:
- Constant Cravings
- Fixation on the next dose
- Financial despair
- Unkempt health
- Job loss
- Selfish behavior
- Bruising inside elbow from IV use
For heroin users, these side affects are cured temporarily when they use opiates. This crux is the dilemma of the user. They are always trying to get back to normal.
What Causes Opioid Abuse
Depressing the body’s central nervous system relieves pain and increases dopamine levels within the brain that stimulate the pleasure receptors. Addicts essentially use the drug because they like its effects.
Heroin’s Effects on The Body Include
With the euphoric high of opiates comes the following effects:
- Heavy breathing
- Nodding off
- Slurred Speech
Opiates Over Time Cause
- High risk of Contracting Hepatitis C or HIV
- Tolerance Increase often using more of it to get same effect
- Loss of will
- Loss of relationships and family support
Detoxing Heroin & Withdrawal from Opiates
People that take the power back and seek help from their addictions are often left experiencing the excruciating pain of withdrawal. Symptoms of opioid withdrawal include:
- Loss of Appetite
- Muscle Spasms
ARS Medication Assisted Heroin Addiction Treatment – Rehab for Opiate Addicts
Opiate Addicts that stop their use generally experience some symptoms within a few hours after stopping. Advanced Recovery Solution helps people recover from opioid addiction through the use of a comprehensive medical system overseen by our Medical Director, during the entire detox process. Our multi disciplinary team helps our clients detox comfortably and safely. After detox, all opioid clients are educated and strongly recommended to use opioid blockers(Vivitrol) coupled with an intensive 30 day residential program.
ARS is a opioid addiction treatment center for addicts located in Fullerton, California and specializes in opiate withdrawal and detox. We help our clients transition smoothly and comfortably in a luxury residential center. Call us today to schedule a consultation or to speak with us about getting help.