Heroin Addiction

Of all of the addictive drugs, heroin may be the most difficult to avoid relapse. Highly addictive, heroin can take full control of your life very quickly for many reasons, not the least of which is how fast your body can develop tolerance. All too often, chemical dependency sets in, making it practically impossible to function without heroin. As difficult as heroin addiction can be, here at Arision, we can help. Through our detox and outpatient programs, we have helped many to develop what’s necessary to be able to move forward on their recovery journey, sober, healthy, and happy.

Physical Signs of Heroin Addiction 

Even using heroin just once can lead to: 

  • Sustained drowsiness
  • Muddled thinking
  • After that first rush, slowed heart rate
  • Severe itching
  • Nausea

Continued use can lead to overdose. More severe symptoms of heroin abuse include: 

  • Delirium
  • Disorientation 
  • Breathing problems
  • Faint pulse
  • Falling into a coma 

There is nothing to be gained by waiting to get help. If you or someone you love has been using heroin, reaching out for help quickly is the best solution. 

Behavioral Signs of Heroin Addiction 

Heroin is so addictive it can be easy to overlook the negative tolls heroin can take on your life, such as: 

  • Avoiding family and friends
  • Withdrawing from activities you enjoyed
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Poor performance at work or school, failure to attend 
  • Obsession with acquiring and using heroin 
  • Unable to maintain hygiene and appearance 
  • Having to consume more and more heroin to get high 
  • Trying and failing to quit or even slow heroin abuse on your own. 

There is no such thing as “mild heroin use.” If you’re using it, getting help as quickly as possible is the best course of action. 

How Arision Can Help 

Every patient at Arision receives an individualized treatment plan made for their specific needs. This starts in detox, where our medical staff will monitor you every step of the way. Heroin detox will never be easy, yet, in our program, it can be easier than it would be otherwise, as comfortable as it can be. We can help you to cleanse all of heroin’s toxins from your body as safely as possible. 

Then, most patients enter our PHP and IOP outpatient treatment. Both treat the entire person, not solely focusing on their addiction but rather its underlying causes. That way, you’ll be as empowered and prepared as possible to continue your recovery journey on your terms once you leave Arision. 

To start the process, you can message us through our site or call.


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