Heroin is a highly addictive opiate that has the risk for dangerous side effects like overdose.
Heroin, also known as smack, dope and horse produces side-effects such as drowsiness, slowed breathing and pleasure. Withdrawal from Heroin can be intense and can include sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, confusion and aches. Overdose may be fatal as it can result in stopped breathing. Due to the fact that heroin is usually injected, often using dirty needles, use of the drug can precipitate other health complications such as the destruction of your heart valves, tetanus, and botulism, and infections like hepatitis or HIV/AIDS.
Individual counselling for drug addictions has proven to be one of the most effective ways to combat addictions and for clients to sustain their sobriety. Many people think that addiction is the core problem. However, substance use disorders are more often a temporary method to self sooth and cope with other issues that need to be addressed through counselling therapy.