a person experiences the effects of heroin

Physical and Psychological Effects of Heroin

The effects of heroin are one of the main reasons that so many people struggle to get sober. The physical and psychological effects are challenging to deal with once you become dependent. One of the reasons there’s such a stigma surrounding addiction is that people don’t understand these effects. However, understanding the devastating physical and…

man sleeping on face during heroin withdrawal

Heroin Withdrawal

Opiates and opioids continuously gain U.S. news coverage due to the rapid increase of heroin abuse across the country. Once you stop using opiates or opioids like prescription painkillers and heroin, you suffer intense heroin withdrawal effects. Heroin withdrawal has long been a subject of films and television programs, just as the epidemic is part…

man showing signs of heroin abuse

Heroin Abuse

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) tracks drug abuse statistics. They report that heroin users increased from 373,000 in 2007 to 669,000 in 2012. A number of things have led to what is now considered a heroin epidemic — here’s what you need to know about heroin abuse. Why is Heroin Abuse…