Heroin is a very powerful and dangerous drug. It can lead to problems and a journey unlike any your family has ever experienced.
If there is a heroin addict in your home, you need to take action now. With heroin, there is no such thing as an occasional hit to get by, although that is exactly the excuse the addict will use. * What do you do when you find out your child or mate or other beloved family member or friend is a heroin addict and is in your home? Here are several suggestions, all of which can be greatly successful if followed.
Making a call to a reputable drug rehab center is the best thing for the heroin addict and the rest of the family
Suppose you are doing laundry one day and like always, you double check pockets. A small bag pops out of your son’s jeans. As your heart works to find some logical explanation, your mind already comprehends what you have found. This explains the intensity in your son lately, the mood swings, the desire to stay in his room and not interact with the family, the reason his buddies haven’t been around and what that new friend you feel uneasy about has.
While your first instinct may be to confront him, the best thing to do is immediately call a drug rehab center. Explain to the counselor on the help line what you have found and everything you have observed with your loved one. The counselor will help you set up an Intervention and walk you through the steps to get help for your family.
* It is important to schedule this intervention as quickly as possible.
In the meantime, make sure that money and prescription medications are locked up. Someone with a heroin addiction will feel the need to get something in his system in order to fight off the withdrawal effects. Make sure the younger children in the home are supervised and do not go on excursions with the addict during the time before the intervention and residential treatment. Take the keys to the car if it is a teenager and the car belongs to you.
* Having a heroin addict in the home can be stressful to everyone who lives there.
Many families have combined in second marriages and if one of the stepchildren has a problem, this can wreak havoc on the family unit and the parents’ relationship with each other and the children/stepchildren. The thing to concentrate on in the immediate future is getting the addict help as quickly as possible. Making a call to a reputable drug rehab center is the best thing for the heroin addict and the rest of the family.
* It is a call made out of love for all involved !