Elevate Addiction Services – SLT
586 Glorene Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA California
• Heroin is usually smoked, snorted or injected, with that being the increasing order of severity of abuse too. Depending on the method of administration of the drug, you could find remnants of the drugs or the paraphernalia of the drug use left behind in your home or elsewhere. Heroin itself may appear as a powdery or crumbly substance, ranging all the way from off-white to dark brown and anything in between. Black tar heroin is nearly black and is sticky instead of powdery, and that is a completely different type of heroin.
• You might find syringes or small glass or metal pipes around your home or on the person of a friend or loved one if you suspect that a loved one is abusing heroin. A person dissolving the drug and injecting it might also leave dirty spoons and lighters around too, as it is quite messy. A person injecting also needs some device to cause the veins to enlarge, so there may be belts or rubber tubing found in the area where he or she is using the heroin as well.
• The user will often get a dry mouth and his or her skin will flush quite a bit as well. The user’s pupils will be constricted to a degree. He will feel heavy and dopey and may fade in and out of wakefulness and may just seem off in general. Heroin users may nod off suddenly even if it totally inappropriate for the situation that they are in. Breathing will be slowed, which is how an overdose kills too.
• When awake, the person’s thinking will be unclear. They will tend to lose some of their memory. Their decision-making and self-control are likely to deteriorate.
• Other signs of heroin use to be on the lookout for are itching, nausea, and vomiting. Another sign of heroin use is the constipation often suffered by opiate users and abusers. The regular user of this drug may look for laxatives too. They may experience skin infections of some type, or other kinds of infections too, and a lowered immunity to illness in general.If you notice any of this around you, it’s time to send the person in question off to rehab. Heroin kills and it kills fast, so it is imperative to get the person’s willingness to go to rehab, to find a good program, and to send them to it before things get out of control. With inpatient, residential, drug and alcohol addiction and dependence treatment centers, rehab programs, detox facilities, and recovery organizations heroin addiction can be completely eradicated in any person for good.