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In order to create a safe, drug-free society in University Heights, the user must seek professional help. If you are the one with the addiction or know someone with an addiction, pick up the phone and call a treatment center right now. It could be the difference of losing a life or saving one.
Heroin is a popular illegal recreational drug that falls into the category of opiates. Opiates are a class of drugs that are derived from poppy plants. Heroin is produced from morphine which is extracted from the seeds of the poppy plant and can be highly addictive leading to physical dependency.
Heroin is one of the quickest acting drugs which makes it very addictive. With time however, the body gets used to the drug resulting in the need for increased intake along with withdrawal symptoms such as muscle pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
In order to reduce the amount of heroin consumption in the world, researchers have been working on the development of a heroin vaccine which will reduce dependency on the drug.
This move was done in light of the current heroin abuse situation in University Heights. It has been estimated that more than 20 million people around the world are addicted to heroin. This has put them at risk of potentially fatal diseases such as HIV which is transferred through shared syringes. Drug relapse is relatively high in heroin and is another reason why there is a need for the development of a heroin vaccine.
Estimated figures report that 23% of those who try heroin once, get addicted to it. Also, approximately 20 million people around the world are addicted to heroin.
The use of contaminated syringes and overdose are a major concern as it complicates the situation further. Additionally, heroin addicts are prone to diseases like HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C.
Due to the physical dependence created by abusing prescription medication, addiction treatment begins in a residential treatment facility. The initial phase of treatment is detox. It is here, under medical supervision, that the symptoms associated with withdrawal from prescription medication are managed, reduced and some times eliminated. The average length of time spent in detox is approximately seven days. During this time, the person will be monitored medically and any psychiatric or psychological issues will be assessed.
After the person is medically stable, they are generally referred to residential treatment to complete the treatment plan designed in detox. By the time most people enter treatment for prescription medication addiction, they have created quite a bit of emotional damage to themselves and loved ones. It takes time to recover from shame, grief, guilt, and rebuild a level of trust amongst the family. Recovery in a supportive therapeutic environment eliminates many of the outside distractions and allows a person to focus on issues relating to their recovery. The length of stay is approximately twenty days and may be followed by outpatient therapy.
If someone is in need of prescription drug addiction treatment, or requires immediate assistance locating a drug rehab center that specializes in prescription drug detox, please call Affordable Rehab of University Heights at call (216) 200-7410. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. GET HELP NOW!
Over the last few years, prescription drug abuse has escalated dramatically. With easy access through the internet, more people than ever are able to purchase these addictive medications with little or no scrutiny. Secondly, more and more pain clinics have opened their doors, creating another venue for people to access medication for pain. Before going any further, let us state that the majority of people addicted to prescription medications, started to abuse these medications after a legitimate prescription was written for them by their physician. The prescription may have been written because due chronic pain, auto or sports injury, surgery or to relax strained muscles.