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The holistic addiction treatment center's heroin addiction treatment programs are designed to help permanently free people from addiction to heroin.
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We understand that breaking an addiction to heroin is extremely difficult. Our holistic heroin addiction treatment programs have successfully help many individuals and their families overcome the addiction and move on with their lives. We provide the emotional and physical support and experience needed to overcome heroin addiction and prevent relapse.
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Heroin, a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from morphine, is used as a recreational drug because it produces a feeling of profound relaxation and euphoria (during the initial "rush"). Morphine is a natural substance, extracted from Asian opium poppy plant seed pods. Heroin can appear either as a white or brown powder, or as a sticky black substance known as "black tar" heroin.
Heroin is normally taken through the channels of administration that most rapidly deliver the drug to the brain, ie. injection (directly into the bloodstream), snorting/sniffing (causing the heroin to go through the nasal tissue) or by smoking the heroin (through the lungs). These ways of taking heroin cause the drug "high" effect to come on quickly.
Once heroin enters the brain, it is converted to into morphine, binding to the "opioid receptors" (which are located throughout the brain and body). Upon injecting heroin, many users claim to feel a "rush" of euphoria. Those that smoke or snort heroin don't always get the same euphoric rush, but all methods of administration generally produce dry mouth, warm flushing of the skin and a general heaviness of limbs. After an initial rush, heroin causes people to go "on the nod", alternating between states of being awake and drowsiness.
The human body can build a tolerance to heroin, given regular use. This heroin tolerance causes addicts to take more of the drug. These excessive quantities can alter the brain's chemical balance, which can result in a heroin addiction / dependency.
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