Heroin is a highly psychologically and physically addictive illegal drug that can be injected, smoked, or sniffed/snorted. Heroin enters the brain rapidly, giving the user a rush or feeling of euphoria, followed by a twilight state of sleep and wakefulness. Repeated use causes users to require more heroin each time to achieve the same intensity as before. As higher doses of the drug are used over time, physical dependence and addiction to the drug develop.
Physical symptoms of heroin use include: drowsiness, respiratory depression, constricted pupils, nausea, a warm flushing of the skin, dry mouth, and heavy extremities. Like other opiates, heroin use blocks the brain's ability to perceive pain.
Unfortunately, heroin users often put themselves at a high risk of overdose or death because they do not know the actual strength of the drug or its true contents. The effects can include slow and shallow breathing, blue lips and fingernails, clammy skin, convulsions, coma, and death.
Call our 24/7 Heroin Addiction Support Line: 1-888-512-3306
Making the call is the first step to getting help for addiction to heroin. Or caring admissions specialists at Addiction Campuses of Tennessee handle all logistics including clinical assessments, family communication, verification of insurance, and travel, regardless of if you live in or around Murfreesboro, TN, in Middle Tennessee, or anywhere else in the United States.
ACTN’s heroin addiction treatment services include professional intervention
, medical detox
needed to rid the body of the physiological addiction it has to the drug, residential inpatient treatment
programs, outpatient treatment
, and transitional living
. All ACTN treatment programs include pastoral led drug addiction counseling
and life skills coaching
. We also provide long term recovery aftercare
including routine follows and alumni events.