Here are some truths about Heroin Addiction. First, Heroin is highly addictive and is an Opiate drug. It is illegal to possess for any reason in the United States. Second, once a person starts Heroin, it can be very difficult to stop, so of course, it’s better to never try it in the first place. Third, Because Heroin is only a street drug, it can be mixed with or “cut” with anything, and the user will never know. Such cutting agents can contain dangerous substances and even can lead to serious infections.
But the main truth about Heroin Addiction that is good to know is, there are excellent treatments now available to treat Heroin Addiction. For that reason, a Heroin Addiction does not need to be a “death sentence.” There are specialized Physicians called Addictionologists, who are experts with providing treatment for Heroin Addiction. Making an appointment with a Board Certified Addiction Medicine Specialist (an Addictionologist), is the best first step in overcoming an addiction to Heroin, as well as to overcome other problems with drugs and alcohol.
The current treatment of choice for someone with a Heroin Addiction involves utilizing a medication called Buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone. Buprenorphine is a type of “Replacement” therapy, whereby the person with the addiction is converted from being an addict using street drugs in an uncontrolled manner, to a patient who is being treated by a doctor.
The truth about Buprenorphine is, that IT SAVES LIVES!
Over the past ten years, over 400,000 Americans have died from overdoses of Opiates like Heroin. Over that same time period, just 140 individuals have died from Buprenorphine, and most of those deaths, while still very unfortunate, is when Buprenorphine has been taken mixed with other drugs.
If you are someone with a Heroin Addiction, Please be sure to call for help today- 601.261.9101. Or on the web at: www.TheDrugandAlcoholDetoxClinic.com. You can follow them on Google+ for more information. There’s Still Hope!