Heroin addiction is a serious problem for anyone who uses and the people around him. Heroin is classified as a Schedule I drug, which means it is highly addictive and dangerous, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The drug is highly addictive even in first time users. If you or someone you know is a habitual heroin user, please contact our treatment center for immediate help. If you are not sure if someone you know is using, you can look for signs of heroin use. Many signs can point at heroin abuse and you can get them the help they need before it is too late.
Signs of Heroin Use
A heroin user may not care about her appearance. She may have a body odor, messy hair and not care about what she is wearing like she once did. Behavior and attitude changes are also signs of heroin use. Heroin users will withdraw from family, friends and functions that they would normally attend. Acting aggressive and hostile are other common traits of heroin users. Cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose and fever, are also common in heroin users. Diseases, such as HIV or AIDS, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B, can all result from heroin use.
Physical signs of heroin use include slurred speech, suddenly falling asleep, nutrition neglect, appearing disoriented, pale skin, dark circles under eyes and needle marks. Psychological signs include unpredictable mood swings, loss of interest in hobbies, lowered sex drive and an increased craving for sweets. Some signs of heroin use withdrawal include extreme anxiety, restlessness, depression, vomiting, chills, diarrhea and coughing. Signs of a heroin overdose include dry mouth, pinpoint pupils, blue-tinged lips, weak pulse, tongue discoloration, convulsions, shallow breathing and muscle spasms. If you notice any overdose signs, call for immediate help.
The first step to getting your loved one help is having them admit the addiction. Once someone admits to the addiction and is ready for treatment, you can get them the help they need to start a new life. Look for signs of heroin use at an early stage so you can get your loved one back on the right track. Our treatment center, Blue Water Detox, offers professional treatment, which specializes in inpatient alcohol and drug detoxification processes. The treatment center is located on Delray Beach in Florida, which provides an ideal setting for detoxification. Our center accepts insurance and will work with you or your loved one to get the help needed before it is too late.
The main goal of our facility is to learn a healthier lifestyle, work with each individual to overcome their problems with alcohol or drugs and send each person home to a substance-free lifestyle. Blue Water Detox has medical trained professionals that work one-on-one with each individual to help him with specific needs. Most people need help getting through the withdrawals of heroin once they stop using and that is exactly why our treatment center is available.