Heroin is a highly addictive, illegal opioid drug. It is derived from morphine, which is a naturally occurring substance derived from the seed pod of opium poppy plant commonly found in Asia. Heroin is available in many forms, but in its most common form, it is a white or brown powder or a black tar-like sticky substance. Heroin is used by millions of addicts around the world as a way of escaping the reality.
Once a person starts on the path of using heroin, it becomes very difficult to stop using it because the withdrawal is often too much to handle. According to statistics from 2011, 4.2 million Americans from age 12 and older had used heroin at least once in their lifetime. From those who use it once, almost 23 percent were found to be permanently dependent on it. Heroine abuse and its addictive qualities make this drug very difficult to stop, but our treatment centers can offer help when you need it most.
The following list includes common street names used for Heroin:
Apart from the illicit use of heroin available on the street, some opioid pain medications may also have similar effects if abused or taken without a prescription. This is a big concern in the United States since a major chunk of heroin addicts start on the path of drug abuse after using these relief drugs. The ill effects of heroin include cold sweats, constipation, decreased immunity, breathing problems, muscle weakness, amnesia, coma and even death. If you or a loved one are struggling with Heroin, please contact IntoTreatment today for help and guidance. The road to recovery is not easy and IntoTreatment wants to be here for you.