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The need for heroin rehab and medical heroin detox have increased ten-fold in recent years. The opiod crisis has reach a new peak, with the introduction of Fentanyl, the “cut” of choice for heroin dealers across the US.  If your loved one is struggling with heroin addiction, it is now more important than ever to get them into a medical heroin detox facility as soon as possible. 

Heroin addiction also poses a higher incidence of death than any other substance. The withdrawal is not deadly, however it is awful enough that most resort to illegal actions to acquire more (stealing from family, breaking into cars, stealing items and returning them, etc.).

Don’t let heroin addiction take your loved one.

Those struggling with heroin addiction face a constant risk of being arrest or robbery, at any given moment.  Not to mention, every time they use, the run the risk of overdose (a rate that is higher than ever before). Although heroin addiction and heroin detox have always been a dangerous proposition, the presence of Fentanyl creates a near certainty of overdose after one use.  Given that Fentanyl has 50-100 times the potency of heroin, those that snort or use IV heroin are likely to overdose immediately. 

 This is why it is important to call us now if you are experiencing heroin addiction, or are undergoing heroin detox outside of a medical setting. With the current climate of drug addiction in this country and the opioid epidemic that is raging just outside our doors, it is imperative that you seek professional help now. Calling Never Alone recovery for heroin detox or heroin addiction can help you to avoid more pain and find the life of sobriety you have always wanted. So if you are suffering from heroin addiction or heroin detox, give Never Alone Recovery a call today and let us help you on your journey to recovery.

Signs of Heroin Use

Surprisingly the signs of heroin abuse are not as obvious as you might think. Contrary to popular media, a heroin addict does not look a particular way, and due to an addict’s innate skill at manipulating they are more than capable of quelling any suspicions and worries that loved ones may have. This is one of the more insidious aspects of addiction, in that, an addict is able to plant just enough doubt in the people around them, that they can deny having an issue with substance abuse. Even if the signs are blaring, they are able to spin a tale that is believable enough to keep their loved ones forever guessing.

For this reason it is crucial that you keep a close eye on the behaviors and physical symptoms of your loved one if you suspect heroin use may be a problem. If you notice any of the symptoms listed below then you may need to talk to your loved one about your suspicions. Remember, it is never too early or too late to address your loved one’s addiction.

Symptoms of Heroin Use

    • Odd sleep patterns, (a heroin user will often be seen in a limbo like state between sleeping and wakefulness commonly referred to as “nodding out”.)
    • Irritability
    • Apathy towards social events and financial obligations
    • Not present, physically or mentally, in the home
    • Bags under the eyes and overall tired appearance
    • Often sick with symptoms that closely resemble a flu
    • Pale, malnourished appearance
    • Injection marks along veins from intravenous use or frequent nosebleeds from snorting the drug

    Extreme and rapid weight lose

Common Slang Terms Associated with Heroin

  • Dope
  • Boy
  • Raw
  • H
  • Cut/Mixed
  • Smack
  • Blows
  • Stamps
  • Fingers/Bags
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