Overcoming Heroin Abuse

The Country’s Most Urgent Addiction Threat

Heroin abuse has fluctuated in popularity over the past few decades, and has currently experienced its biggest resurgence in recorded history. A phenomenon once confined to inner cities and the outskirts of the American landscape, heroin abuse has infiltrated every portion of the country, including middle-class suburban homes once thought to be insulated from the problem. Prolonged and untreated heroin use will eventually affect the abuser’s overall health and quality of life, including their financial stability, their relationships and their physical wellbeing. If you or a loved one are suffering from heroin, it’s critical that you get help now before full-blown chemical dependency takes hold. RU Encore offers comprehensive, compassionate and effective music-based treatment for heroin abuse. Whether you need inpatient, outpatient, IOP or partial hospitalization, we are determined to help you overcome heroin and start living the life you deserve.

Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Abuse

Early Detection

Heroin renders users addictive after a very short time, often only after a few cycles of use, so it’s important that loved ones and friends be diligent in monitoring signs. Heroin use presents itself in a variety of physical in psychological symptoms, all varrying according to the scope and severity of patients’ addictions. Some of the more common signs of heroin abuse include:

Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Abuse
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Disorientation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
Early Detection of Heroin Abuse
  • Dry Mouth
  • Extreme Weight Loss
  • Itching
  • Skin Irritation
  • Slowed Heart Rate
  • Slowed Breathing

The longer heroin use persists, the worse these symptoms, as well as the withdrawal process, are likely to be. If you’ve noticed these symptoms in a loved one, talk to them about their heroin abuse and get them quality professional help immediately.