Signs, Symptoms and Complications of Heroin Addiction

Early Signs of Heroin Addiction 

Heroin use in the U.S. has become an epidemic in recent years, especially for young people. Heroin is extremely addictive and many young women find themselves dependent on the drug after only a short time. Without treatment, most find that they cannot quit on their own and lives and families are destroyed. At Casa Capri, we have the tools, resources, and support to successfully treat heroin addiction.

The sooner you or a loved one gets help, the better your chances are for full and lasting recovery. Give us a call now to learn more about our proven programs can help you find wholehearted healing and lasting recovery; 855-816-8826.

Some of the symptoms of heroin addiction include:

  • Constant scratching or sores; heroin use makes the skin itch.
  • Needle marks on the skin if the person is injecting.
  • Pupils appear very small.
  • The person often seems sleepy, or paradoxically “wired” and energetic.
  • The person is always short of money, and begs, borrows, or steals to sustain her habit.
  • Damaged work or family relationships.
  • Extreme secrecy or disappearing for extended periods of time

Complications and Side Effects of Heroin Addiction 

Heroin is one of the most dangerous drugs being abused today. Because it’s illegal, users don’t know the dose or quality of what they are taking—heroin is often cut with other dangerous drugs and overdose is common and deadly.

Withdrawal symptoms from heroin are extremely painful and include profuse sweating, insomnia, and anxiety. The intensity of heroin withdrawal causes users to “need” the drug to offset these symptoms creating a vicious cycle. Most users will need a medically supervised detox in order to transition safely off the drug.

At Casa Capri’s accredited drug rehab, our individualized addiction treatment programs deliver a structured and supportive continuum of care to young women addicted to heroin. It begins with our safe and comfortable heroin detox, followed by our nurturing and empowering women’s only inpatient program. If you or a loved one is addicted to heroin, now is the time to seek help at Casa Capri. Please give us a call today at 855-816-8826. We’ve helped many young women find freedom from heroin and we can help you too.