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The Harmful Effects of Heroin and How To Treat It

Heroin is an extremely potent opioid drug and one of the most catastrophic drugs in the world. There are 9.2 million users, with over 900,000 in the United States alone. In just one year, heroin caused over 50,000 overdose deaths.

Heroin users feel a rush of energy and euphoric feelings for only a few hours; however, there are many long-term effects that are not so pleasurable.

Short-term effects include:

  • Warm or flushed feelings
  • Heavy sensation in the extremities
  • Reduced sensation of pain
  • Drowsiness
  • Sedation
  • Lethargy
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Grogginess
  • Dry mouth
  • Itchy skin
  • Confusion
  • Slowed respiration and heart rate
  • Light sensitivity
  • Constricted pupils
  • Lower than normal body temperature

Long-term effects include:

  • Decreased dental health marked by damaged teeth and gum swelling
  • Excoriated skin from scratching
  • Severe constipation
  • Increased susceptibility to disease from diminished immune system
  • Weakness and sedation
  • Poor appetite and malnutrition
  • Sleeping problems
  • Decrease in sexual functioning
  • Liver or kidney damage
  • Infectious diseases
  • Brain damage due to lack of oxygen
  • Abscesses
  • Bacterial infections
  • Mental health, such as depression and anxiety
  • Social isolation
  • Memory problems
  • Dependency and addiction
  • Death

After repeated use, abusers will become tolerant and not be able to create the same high they once knew. Tolerance and dependence are the beginning of addiction and should be treated at a reputable facility, such as Sprout Health Arizona.

We offer nutritional and psychological support throughout the detoxification process as well as any medications that will help ease the pain of withdrawal symptoms. We also provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapies that help our patients acknowledge their problems and find solutions as well as recognize their maladaptive and addictive behaviors in order to change their ways. We cannot stress enough the importance of our therapies during treatment, they not only teach our patients the tools to achieve a successful recovery, but they educate their family and loved ones as well. We believe that including family in the recovery process creates a large support group for our patients when they complete their treatment and leave our facility.

Sprout Health Arizona has one goal and that is to help you achieve a successful recovery. We provide all the tools necessary; it is up to you to use them.

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