Freeing Yourself from Heroin Withdrawls

Freeing Yourself from Heroin Withdrawls

Heroin is an addictive, dangerous opioid that’s synthesized from morphine. After it’s injected or inhaled into the body, heroin attaches to opioid receptors in the brain and creates a rush of euphoria. According to the NIH, around 23% of all heroin users become dependent on heroin. Individuals can easily enter a cyclic pattern of abuse…

woman holding forehead getting dope sick

What are the Signs of Being Dope Sick?

When dealing with substance addiction, it’s important to learn the terminology. It’s not uncommon for people to refer to certain drugs or conditions in some different ways. For instance, marijuana goes by several different street names—weed, pot, bud and Mary Jane. Dope sick is a term that has been around for years. People may not…

How Long Does Heroin Withdrawal Last?

How Long Does Heroin Withdrawal Last?

While people tend to focus solely on the effects of heroin addiction, something becomes lost in the process. That something is the dangers of withdrawal from heroin. Withdrawal symptoms occur when a drug user decides to stop using suddenly. To put it another way, people using heroin face almost as much danger when they stop…