Heroin Abuse and Dependence is a very serious problem in our country now. One can easily die from it. There are certain signs and symptoms you might notice in friends and family, and which can and should be appropriately addressed to avoid additional risks. Of course, this may be more easily said than done. That’s because Heroin is such a highly addictive drug, that those addicted will have a relationship, if you will, with the Heroin. That makes the person very resistant to changing.
Some signs of Heroin use include needle marks and pin-point pupils. Falling asleep suddenly, called “nodding out” can also be seen. Then, when the person is in withdrawal symptoms from not having any Heroin, there are some characteristic signs here as well. The person may become very irritable and agitated, with some nausea, vomiting and diarrhea associated with dilated pupils. During such times, the person will likely be preoccupied with obtaining and using more Heroin, in order to alleviate the very uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. He cycle continues.
Some important risks from Heroin use include, first of all and most importantly; death.
One can easily die from a Heroin overdose, it happens every hour of every day. What in fact occurs is that the person stops breathing, and then their heart stops shortly thereafter.
In addition, folks with Heroin addiction usually have problems in al major areas of their lives. These include problems with keeping a job, legal problems, physical problems, emotional and family problems. In fact, for those who use Heroin and don’t stop, there are only really three places they end up. They are, sadly, the hospital, jail or the cemetery.
There is some good news in that there is help available for what is now called: Opiate Use Disorder. The best forms of treatment involve what is known as “Substitution Therapy,” or Medication Assisted Treatment. At The Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi, patients with Opiate Use Disorder from Heroin use are treated with the medication Buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone.
Suboxone treatment is the most effective treatment currently available for Opiate Use Disorder, and The Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi offers outpatient evaluations and treatments using the Suboxone Medication.
Patients who take Suboxone most often say that they can get their lives back. They are able to maintain jobs, stay out of jail and repair some of the damage towards friends and loved ones that happened while they were using Heroin.
In addition to Suboxone, treatment at The Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi includes addressing many of the individual’s underlying emotional difficulties, like problems with anxiety and depression, as well as other issues like pain and insomnia.
If you or someone you know is struggling with Heroin Abuse in Hattiesburg, or another problem with drugs or alcohol, call for more information, 601.261.9101. Or on the web at: thedrugandalcoholdetoxclinic.com. There’s Still Hope!