FindRehabCenters created this infographic to inform communities on heroin addiction and rehab.
Heroin is an intensely addictive and heavily abused opiate. The DEA classifies it as a Schedule I drug due to its level of potency. Processed from morphine, heroin is a natural substance that is extracted from the opium poppy plant.
Presently, our nation is in the middle of a drug overdose and heroin crisis that is continuously rising each day.
Understanding the dangers that accompany heroin abuse and addiction is a must if our nation is to slow its progression of the current crisis. Moreover, as the heroin usage rate increases, so do the amount of heroin overdose deaths.
HHS data indicates that from 2002 to 2013 the number of heroin-related overdose fatalities more than quadrupled.
Heroin users are known to smoke, snort and inject the illegal substance. Regardless of the method of use or route of administration, heroin is addictive and changes the lives of anyone who uses it.
For people touched by the wrath of this dangerous drug, recovery from heroin addiction is possible.
Rehabilitation shows the ropes of recovery to those who are addicted, all while provided treatment services to meet each person’s individual needs. Heroin addiction does not have to end with death.
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