People use heroin every day. Contrary to popular belief, many people use heroin and other opioids while maintaining jobs, family life, and school. Many young adults may experiment with heroin. However, regular users are often over 30. Unfortunately, despite the drug’s long-standing popularity, heroin can be fatal. A heroin abuse treatment center is the safest, most effective way to prevent heroin-related health dangers and death.
If you or someone in your life is struggling with heroin use, our New Hampshire heroin abuse treatment center can help. Liberty Health Services provides clients with an intimate, boutique medically-assisted detox and family-focused counseling. Learn more about the benefits of heroin detox in New Hampshire by calling us today at 855.959.4521 to get started.
What Is Heroin and Why Is it Deadly?
Heroin is a popular opiate that slows down messages from the brain to the body. Developed in the 1800s for hospital use, today heroin is illegal. The street drug can be found in dark brown or white powder and is smoked, snorted, and injected for instant pain relief and euphoria. When heroin enters the bloodstream, it converts to morphine, causing nausea, vomiting, mood swings, changes in perception, and dry mouth.
By slowing down messages from the brain to the body, heroin slows heart rate, breathing, and other metabolic functions. This can cause someone to lose consciousness, become incapacitated, enter a coma and die.
Understanding Dangers of Heroin Use and Addiction
Heroin increases dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain. These chemicals give people a sense of joy, elation, pleasure, and happiness. The brain and body naturally crave dopamine. When heroin floods the brain with dopamine, the brain naturally craves more dopamine. Over time, the brain will produce less natural dopamine and rely on heroin for feelings of joy and pleasure.
Because heroin is a street drug, it’s hard to know what’s in a dose. The FDA does not regulate the drug, meaning it is often laced with stronger, more dangerous drugs like fentanyl. This can make heroin more addictive, dangerous, and deadly. For regular heroin users, laced heroin will taste different when it enters their lungs or bloodstream. It will also cause potent and possibly deadly effects.
Over time, heroin changes a person’s brain. This can make it hard to stop taking heroin without medically-assisted detox and psychiatric care. Heroin withdrawal can be difficult to navigate without a support system. Together, the effects of slowed cognition, mental changes, and dopamine cravings make heroin a potent and dangerous drug, especially because it’s hard to know exactly what is in one dose. Unfortunately, the increase in laced heroin makes it incredibly dangerous.
Get Support From a New Hampshire Heroin Abuse Treatment Center Today!
If you or someone you love is using heroin, Liberty Health Services is here to help. We understand the role of medically-assisted detox and individualized care for early heroin abuse recovery. Clients at Liberty Health Services enjoy a range of detox programs for heroin, other drugs, and alcohol in a boutique setting. With a maximum of 24 clients at a time, Liberty Health Services can cater to each client’s individual detox needs and prepare them for future recovery programs. Our serene New Hampshire clinic provides an intimate detox experience for clients and their loved ones.
Call Liberty Health Services To Get Started
As a family-focused treatment center, our daily counseling programs help families reconnect, restore, and recover together. Don’t let heroin threaten your life or the lives of your loved ones. Call Liberty Health Services at 855.959.4521 to learn more about comprehensive heroin addiction treatment and detox in New Hampshire and get started today.