The addiction signs of heroin are as a result of repeated intake of heroin which is a narcotic drug.
In many countries, it is illegal to be in possession of heroin. Usually, the drug is intravenously injected into the body’s system or snorted. Thereafter, it creates an intense feeling of pleasure.
The addiction of heroin drives the addict into a repeated use of the drug even though it hasgrave consequences. Even when a person is willing to stop its use, the addict feels and experiences an irresistible desire to use it again.
* Some of the most usual signs of heroin dependence include:
Financial difficulties that may lead to irresponsible behavior
Irresistible craving of the drug between uses
Thinking of the next time they can get high
Thinking of where to get the next dose
Marks around where they inject the drug
The effects of using heroin include:
Decreased ability to cough
Drowsiness even during the day
Difficulty when breathing
Dry mouth and thirst
Nausea and/or vomiting
* Health dangers of using heroin can include:
Contracting HIV aids, and hepatitis
* Some of the major addiction signs of heroin are:
Disorientation and poor judgment
Scars of injection
Shallow and difficult breathing
Nausea and vomiting
Petty crimes e.g. stealing
Negative change on performance, academic or otherwise
Apathy and/or lethargy
A lying tongue
Sudden change of friends
Lack of motivation
Ignores consequences of chosen behaviors
Change of interests
Faraway look of eyes
Lack of interest in future plans
Difficulty in keeping commitments
Hostility and tempers
Absences at work, school or family events
Poor self esteem
Loss of employment
It is hard to treat people who have addiction signs of heroin, but nevertheless an addict can be subjected to rehabilitation. There are some withdrawal signs that may be severe and in need of medical attention. Most of the times an addict must undergo a Detoxification program to clean them up and minimize the withdrawal effects.
* * * Thereafter, a follow up program should be put in place to enable an individual quit heroin successfully. It enables the addict to understand the situation and come up with strategies of beating the addiction. * * *
It is really sad to see a family member go thru this. Lets get these people some help. Stand behind a family member and get them help.
Thanks for your post. I know how it feels to see someone you care about suffer and not be able to help them. There are people who can. Some places offers very good adolescent residential programs which aid significantly and include skilled clinicians and physicians trained in administering medication and counseling.