Physical dependency occurs with heroin faster than other types of drugs. This is what makes heroin addiction so dangerous. This does not mean that after using it once you’ll already be addicted to heroin, but depending on how intensely you use, you’ll become a heroin addict faster than with other drugs.
Heroin addiction causes the body to get used to the drug quickly so you have to use more to create the same effect. If heroin is taken away from the body, the following withdrawal symptoms occur: you feel sick, clammy and cold, you perspire, you get a runny nose, abdominal cramps and pain in your arms and legs. You can also experience diarrhoea and vomiting. Once you use again, these symptoms disappear. It may seem ideal to continue with the heroin addiction because you don’t have to suffer from these symptoms. Heroin also makes you psychologically dependent. Heroin numbs physical and mental pain. If you have serious problems, heroin addiction grabs a hold of you easily. But at the end of the day, anyone and everyone is at risk of heroin addiction. The reason it’s so dangerous to experiment with, is that no one truly knows how quickly they’ll become dependent.
Heroin is usually injected. It is sometimes mixed with tobacco and then smoked or snorted at times.
If you think you have a heroin addiction, contact us now at Houghton House.
Houghton House has the most effective heroin rehab program in Johannesburg. The treatment centres that form the group provide specialist assistance in heroin addiction problems and have been assisting people to cease their addictions for the past 15 years.