Heroin is a fast acting drug that induces a euphoric state of mind, it temporarily relaxes the body and brain and almost entirely blocks the body’s ability to perceive pain.

If you think a loved one, a friend, or a co-worker may be using heroin, there are a few tell-tale signs you can look out for, including; shortness of breath, dry mouth, small pupils, changes in behaviour, disorientated, hyper-alertness followed by instant sleep, droopy appearance.

Many addicts have stated that the reason they do not quit or at least try to is due to the fear. Heroin is a pain relieving drug and many individuals fear they will be in terrible pain if they do not use. The withdrawal effects can begin a few hours or a day after use of the drug stops.

Abusers describe the feeling as a “rush” due to how quickly the drug enters the brain, this also adds to how addictive the drug is. There are 3 different ways of taking the drug including; injection, smoking, and inhalation.

Injection is generally the preferred option as it takes effect within seconds and offers the most intensive rush. Recovering from heroin may seem like a daunting task but it can be achieved with the right mindset and medical care.

At Step One Recovery in Spain, we have experienced counsellors at your disposal 24/7 to ensure that you are receiving the best possible care and treatment for your addiction. We understand that each and every addict is unique and that is why we have a 2:1 patient to staff ratio, this allows us to give each and every individual the time and attention they so desperately need in order to make a full recovery.

Contact Step One Recovery today and take your first step on the path to a better you.