Heroin addiction

Heroin addiction

Heroin is a highly addictive drug which is a member of the opiate family. It interacts with the central nervous system which means that individuals who abuse this drug put themselves at risk for significant immediate and long-term harm including heroin addiction.

Heroin Addiction

Symptoms of heroin addiction

When you abuse heroin, you can quickly develop a tolerance which means that you will need to take increasingly greater amounts of the drug in order to experience the desired effects.

Behavioral symptoms of heroin addiction:

Physical symptoms of heroin addiction:

Mental symptoms of heroin addiction:

Social symptoms of heroin:

Where can I get help for heroin addiction?

Specialist heroin addiction treatment programmes at rehabilitation centres will usually begin with a medically assisted withdrawal detoxification. You will firstly be asked a range of questions to tailor your treatment. These may include:

Please be prepared that you may be asked for a urine sample. This will be tested to confirm that you are abusing heroin.

Once you then have completed this first step, you will be assigned a key worker who will help you put together a personalised treatment plan to help your heroin addiction. You’ll meet your key worker regularly throughout your treatment.