Heroin Epidemic

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Heroin Epidemic


Heroin Addiction is becoming more and more prevalent in 2016. Many that are addicted to heroin have a very difficult time fighting the addiction alone. Addiction takes the assistance of professionals such as Therapists and sometimes Long-Term Treatment to combat the cycle of addiction. The reality is there is a sure chance of recovery, but one must get help to overcome. Addiction is a disease and heroin feeds one’s pleasure system, which makes fighting the addiction even more challenging. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), opiate related overdose has grown at a rate of 200% resulting in deaths within the United States. The opioids addiction category is staggering for non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic blacks, and in the Northeastern, Midwestern, and Southern regions of the United States.

Oftentimes, one thinks, “I am going to fight this addiction.” Their body begins to withdraw as a result of refusing/denying their chemical makeup of the antagonist they have become use to. The individual returns to the drug because the withdrawals are so severe and can be life threatening. Withdrawal symptoms include: body aches, insomnia, stomach aches, nausea, yawning, runny eyes, runny nose, flu-like symptoms..which makes it impossible to fight the addiction alone. Oftentimes, when the individual returns to the substance, overdose and death are at higher rates than previously experienced. You will likely need help.

There is help available and I am one that believes you can recover. Make an appointment with me today for assessment and counseling.

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