What is Heroin?
Also commonly called Big H, Horse, Hell Dust, and Smack, heroin is a highly addictive drug. Heroin is made from morphine, a natural substance taken from the seed pod of opium poppy plants in Southeast and Southwest Asia, Mexico, and Colombia. Heroin can be injected, sniffed, snorted, or smoked. It is also considered a type of opioid.
Prescription pain relievers and heroin are chemically similar and can produce similar effects.
In some communities, heroin is cheaper and easier to get than prescription opioids. Because of this, people who are addicted to prescription opioids sometimes switch to using heroin instead. Four out of five new heroin users report misusing prescription opioids before trying heroin. You can overdose on both.
Some people who get addicted to opioid pain relievers switch to heroin because it’s cheaper and easier to get. However, only a small fraction of people who misuse pain relievers switch to heroin. Less than 4 percent of people who had misused prescription pain medicines started using heroin within five years. Preventing opioid misuse and ensuring people with opioid addictions get the treatment they need will also reduce the number of people using and addicted to heroin.
The number of people using heroin in the past year has more than doubled in the past 15 years, to nearly one million in 2016, including 13,000 12- to 17-year-olds.
Our services include a Medication-Assisted Treatment program to diminish the physical effects of withdrawal and decrease cravings as well as one-on-one counseling services to prepare patients for success after treatment. We specialize in treatment to slowly weed out dependance of Opioids and assist our patients to stray away from the disease slowly. This includes the use of Vivitrol and Suboxone.
Think of our treatment as not a way of getting clean or stopping all drug use. We say this because it is not typical for the opioid to be corrected immediately. The process is gradual. The changes can trigger cravings months or even years, in some cases, after you have stopped misusing opioids. This is why it is imperative that treatment must include counseling and behavioral health therapy. Remember that since these conditions are ongoing, the treatments are as well.
Medication-assisted treatments like Suboxone is proven to help keep patients suffering from dependence to keep their symptoms under control so they can focus on the changes our treatment team decides the best course of action.
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We are experts in opioid treatment and heroin treatment. Let our team of caring professionals partner with you on your journey to recovery. Our trained professional’s ultimate goal is to get our patients on the track to the cure. Opioid dependence is a disease that needs to be treated seriously. Hope Centers of Central Florida is the best choice in Orlando. Call or visit us today to schedule an appointment or ask us about our opioid treatment. We are a rehabilitation center specializing in opioid dependence.