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Heroin

What is Heroin?

Heroin is a powerful opiate that is derived from morphine, which is a derivative of the opium poppy. Some popular heroin┬ástreet names are horse, black tar, skag, smack, chiva, “H”, “Boy”, among others.

Heroin relieves pain by binding to the opiate receptors in the brain, which communicate pain signals to the body. Heroin is commonly used as a recreational drug.

How Addictive is Heroin?

Heroin is a highly addictive substance making it extremely difficult to overcome an addiction to Heroin. Within a few weeks of consistently using Heroin, the body adjusts to the presence of the drug and develops a tolerance. As an addiction to Heroin increases, the body requires more and more Heroin to achieve the same effects.

Heroin Addiction Signs

  • Extreme drug seeking behaviors
  • Financial Problems
  • Strain on relationships
  • Increased risky behaviors
  • Appearance of Heroin withdrawal symptoms

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Flu-like sypmtoms
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures

Heroin Withdrawal Treatment

Under the supervision of the professionals at Outpatient Detox, patients do not need to fear experiencing Heroin withdrawal symptoms. Patients can detox from Heroin in the comfort of their own homes with personalized treatment plans consisting of a gradual Suboxone taper until the medication is no longer needed. Outpatient Detox professionals will also use other non-addictive medications to help with the taper and to keep the patient safe, calm, and able to sleep at night throughout the detoxification period.