Heroin binds to opioid receptors in the brain which stimulates the release of dopamine to induce a euphoric feeling. This rush of euphoria is immediate and typically only lasts a few minutes. Heroin can slow your heart rate and breathing and put you in a “dreamlike” state. Heroin use has been on the rise since 2007 due to the rise of prescription painkillers. People oftentimes resort to using heroin as a cheaper alternative to prescription opioids.
What is Heroin?
Heroin is a powerful opiate with a rapid, euphoric effect on the body. Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive opioid sold on the streets and manufactured from the opium poppy. In the United States, nearly 40 people per day die from a heroin overdose. Heroin can be injected, snorted, or smoked. It is common for heroin to be mixed with other drugs such as crack to achieve more of a high. Heroin has been a major contributor to the opioid epidemic.
Heroin Use And Addiction
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While detox does not treat addiction, it is an important first step in your treatment and recovery. In most cases, substance abuse treatment centers require detox before you can begin treatment. Heroin is a substance that requires medical detox. It’s best to detox in an environment with medical staff, therapy, and supporting treatment. Once you complete a medical detox program, you can begin rehab and start your journey to recovery.
At Fusion Recovery, our goal is to reduce fatalities, provide effective treatment, and make recovery as smooth as possible. We understand that one of the challenges of recovery is relapse. We want to provide all the tools to effectively prevent relapse, and medication-assisted treatment is one of those tools.