The Heroin Epidemic
There is no doubt about it: the United States is in the middle of a heroin epidemic. Between 2002 and 2013, the number of fatal overdoses of the drug has almost quadrupled, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For many years, society turned a blind eye to heroin addiction. However, all that is starting to change as it is increasingly used among not just small groups, but by most demographics. From major news outlets to presidential candidates, more people are talking about this dire problem and how it can be stymied.
While more people are addressing heroin addiction, there are still many misconceptions about what this powerful drug is and how exactly it affects the human body. Dr. Adam Bianchini, Director of Medicine at The Treatment Center dispels many of these misconceptions and answers some common questions about the opioid in “The Truth About Heroin” video series.
Some of the topics addressed in the video series include:
- Signs of heroin addiction
- How opiates affect the brain, what parts and what exact change occurs?
- What prevents heroin users from seeking treatment?
- Has the drug heroin changed over the years?
- How are withdrawals different from withdrawals from different drugs?
- What is the best way to treat heroin addiction?
To hear Dr. Bianchini’s responses, watch the video below.
Addiction is a complicated mix of physical, psychological, emotional and social dependencies. We understand that simply removing the substance from the equation does not address all of these areas. Rather, it leaves you with the same troubles you had before you started using.
That is why your treatment plan will be personalized to meet your specific needs. Whether you have experienced trauma, a history of depression or are dealing with chronic pain along with your addiction, you can find relief at The Treatment Center.
Our experienced and dedicated staff has what it takes to help you through this difficult time. Heroin addiction doesn’t have to be a life sentence, and we want to help you realize that. Call us today to start paving your path toward recovery.