The Truth About Heroin Addiction
We see it all over the news. Heroin and other opioid use is on the rise, and it's known to us all as the opioid epidemic. This epidemic is ruining lives and destroying families.
Are you dealing with a loved one who is addicted to heroin?
You probably never thought it was possible, but if the opioid epidemic has taught us anything - it's that it doesn't discriminate. Heroin addiction can take a bright individual with a promising future and turn them into someone unrecognizable. If this has happened to one of your family members, Care Recovery Services can help you create a heroin intervention plan.
Signs of Heroin Addiction
If your loved one is addicted to heroin, it is likely that he or she will not be able to hide it for long. The physical effects of heroin addiction are easy to notice.
- Falling Asleep While Sitting or Standing Up
- Pinpoint Pupils
- Itching All Over
- Overall Drowsiness
- Marks & Scrapes on Arms
Heroin addiction is more dangerous now then it ever has been before. Dealers are cutting heroin with fentanyl or carfentanyl. These powerful drugs have the ability to cause fatal overdoses in small amounts.
Don't Wait to Intervene On Your Loved One's Heroin Addiction
Families are often advised that substance abuse treatment will not be effective unless their loved one is ready for help. This is a myth that has unfortunately been spread for some time. Intervention and treatment can be effective regardless of your loved one's initial willingness - but you and your family need to take some steps.
First of all, it's important to gain an understanding of addiction as a disease. It's known as a disease because of the way that it changes the brain. Addiction overrides all thoughts, feelings, and actions a person has. Therefore, it is unlikely that your loved one will be able to get into recovery without intervention. People who have had their brain circuitry changed due to addiction are not able to make sound decisions - no matter how they try to convince you otherwise.
Heroin Addiction Intervention is All About Showing Love & Concern
Going into an intervention, it's important to know what it's really about. Intervention is not about getting the family together to put-down your loved one. Going to treatment is not a punishment. Getting the opportunity to go into substance abuse treatment is a gift. Each person in the intervention will get their chance to read a letter expressing love and concern.
Our interventionist will stay with your family through the entire process from start to finish. Carrying years of experience, they know how to handle a person who needs help. Even if your loved one is known for being difficult, our interventionists will do everything they can to make the intervention successful.
Our Interventionists Want to Help Your Family
The job of an interventionist is not easy, but ours have taken on the task because they know interventions are life-saving. Our interventionists will take the time to get to know your family. Each family is different and it would be unfair to take a one-size-fits-all approach into every intervention. Our interventionist will learn all that they can about your loved one's personality and history to come up with the best plan possible. If you're still unsure if intervention is right for your family, just pick up the phone and give us a call. We do not charge to talk to you over the phone and we can get working on your loved one's situation almost immediately.
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