WHAT MAKES HEROIN SO ADDICTIVE ?

WHAT MAKES HEROIN SO ADDICTIVE ?

Heroin is one of the most destructive drugs in the world. It’s negative effects can be seen across every socio-economic group & in countries both rich or poor….Because heroin is synthesized from an opiate substance it is highly addictive…

When heroin enters the bloodstream it immediately makes a bee-line towards the brain, and once in the brain it begins to take over. Specifically areas of the brain that are responsible for both physical dependence and producing the sensation of reward to the body.

Essentially the heroin tricks the brain into halting the production of reward feelings on it’s own.So, what happens after a period of time, is that the heroin user cannot experience any happy or positive feelings without having to use the drug.

In fact, when the user does not get a fix, the body is at a loss physically and negative symptoms begin to appear. These can include seizures, severe cramping, coma and the worst case scenario is death.

This is why people develop a dependence to heroin use- to avoid these negative symptoms, continuous use of the drug will support the artificial feelings that the heroin produces. Indeed, after a period of time it is not even about attaining the positive feelings once associated with using heroin, but instead it becomes all about avoiding the negative symptoms if one does not get a fix.

Heroin is a very dangerous drug and an individual can become addicted after the first hit. There are a wide variety of social and physical consequences resulting from long term use including failed & strained relationships, job loss, serious illnesses, brain tumors and eventual death.

THE HAVEN ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTER understands the seriousness of this heroin addiction and it’s consequences.
We work closely with our clients to make sure that the right steps and the right program is in place to safely guide them on a program of recovery in order for them to re-start their lives in a positive , drug free environment….

Earl Kotzin

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