If the signs of heroin addiction cause her anxiety, there is help at Beaches Recovery.Have you or a loved one developed a heroin addiction? Do you lack the ability to control how much and how often you abuse the drug, even though you know in your gut that you should get clean? If all the signs of heroin addiction are present in your life, it is very likely that you will need heroin addiction rehab in order to completely and successfully overcome your disease and prevent relapse.

Recognizing the Signs of Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction is a problem that millions of Americans will face at some point in their lives, either directly or indirectly through a friend, neighbor, or relative. According to data collected in 2015, approximately half of all 12th graders had experimented with heroin within the last year. The problem has also steadily increased among adults every year since 2007, with individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 seeing the largest increase. Heroin and other similar opiates account for 20 percent of all drug rehab admissions in the United States, falling second only to alcohol.

Most signs of heroin addiction are obvious, but others are a bit more subtle, and therefore, more difficult to recognize.

Some common signs of heroin addiction include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dry mouth
  • Small or constricted pupils
  • “Moody” or strange behaviors or actions
  • Seemingly disoriented
  • Patterns of unusual hyperactivity followed by periods of drowsiness to the point of nodding off
  • Droopy or drowsy appearance in general. i.e., droopy eyes or heavy extremities

Increased Risk of Addiction

Heroin addiction develops rapidly due to the warm, euphoric effects that it is known to have on users. For many, the need to use becomes an all-consuming and uncontrollable craving that results in chronic relapse.

Like other opioids, heroin alters the way the brain perceives pain. Over time, the brain becomes dependent upon heroin to function “properly”. Suddenly ceasing use of the narcotic can quickly result in extreme and possibly life-threatening withdrawal symptoms of both the physical and psychological nature.

If signs of heroin addiction point to you having a problem, be aware that heroin withdrawal can be particularly difficult. Symptoms can be severe and even life-threatening, so self-detox is never recommended. Professional rehab overseen by a qualified and experienced medical professional is the safest and most effective treatment option.

Possible heroin withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Cramps/aches/pains of the muscles
  • Overwhelming urge for more heroin
  • Excessive sweating
  • Little to no appetite
  • Hypothermia (or extremely decreased body temperature)
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Bone pain
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea

You Don’t Have to Suffer Alone Any Longer

Addiction is ugly, but fortunately there is professional treatment available to can help you:

  • Get clean, starting right away.
  • Understand what triggers your drug use, and how to avoid certain people, places, or circumstances that may encourage addictive behavior.
  • Relearn basic but important life skills that will help you cope with stress post-treatment and maintain your commitment to lifelong sober living.

At Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida, individuals can rest and focus on their recovery away from the stress and burden of their world. Our team of compassionate professionals are experienced and ready to help you take charge of your life by assisting you through each step of the recovery process, from off-site detox, to successful completion of one of our programs.

We offer:

  • 30-bed, JHACO accredited facility where individuals can enjoy luxurious amenities
  • Detox referral to our partner offsite detox facility
  • Inpatient drug and alcohol rehab program
  • Intensive Outpatient drug and alcohol rehab program
  • Women’s private rehab program
  • Primary Care
  • Extended Care
  • Family Residential
  • Transitional Living
  • Sober Living

Regardless of how entrenched in the cycle of abuse you may be, Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida, has the tools and resources necessary to help you conquer your disease once and for all.

You Can Combat Heroin Addiction

If your life is currently being ruled by these signs of heroin addiction, do not waste another day being a victim of the ugly and dangerous cycle of abuse. At Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida, we are ready to help you turn your life around and achieve successful, long-lasting sobriety. Call us today at 866-605-0532 to learn more about our individualized, dual-diagnosis treatment programs and to get started on your own miraculous journey towards healthy, sober living.