Heroin is a highly addictive drug (nearly 1 in 4 people who try heroin become addicted) derived from morphine, obtained from the opium poppy. Heroin acts by rapidly entering the brain, creating a “rush” of euphoria to the user, followed by a heavy drowsy period as it affects the central nervous system, slowing down all systems in the body. This slowing of the body includes heart rate and breathing, sometimes to the point of death. Heroin is so powerful that addicts will chase the initial “rush” despite the associated risks of contracting AIDS, hepatitis, bacterial infections, infections of the lining of the heart, and even death.
There were nearly 12,000 overdose deaths involving Heroin in 2008.
Heroin is often easy to get, relatively cheap, and works quickly. It is one of the most dangerous and addictive drugs available, but continues to have widespread use. Heroin addicts cannot face quitting alone and need medical intervention to have a safe chance at recovery.
If you or someone you love is suffering from heroin addiction, please call the Pasadena Recovery Center at (866) 663-3030. We’re available to talk with you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We promise confidentiality and professionalism. Our comprehensive treatment program will address each client’s issues on an integrated basis, understanding that addiction often has underlying emotional and behavioral issues that need to be resolved.
At Pasadena Recovery Center, our dedicated staff understands the disease of addiction and we’re proud to offer lifesaving treatment at an affordable cost. Our goal is to reintroduce sober individuals into society with the skills necessary to lead meaningful, productive lives, through a compassionate and comprehensive treatment program. There is hope and we’re here to help, so please take the first step towards a better life by contacting us today.