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Heroin Addiction Dangers And How To Seek Help

Heroin addiction is a serious medical disease. Heroin is a powerful opiate that often leads to dependence and addiction the first time someone tries it. If not the very first time, addiction is likely within a couple of times of use. Not only is heroin extremely addictive, but it also may have potentially fatal additives in it. The additives in heroin have been the leading cause of overdose deaths over the last several years, and it is impossible to tell how much additive is in heroin. Heroin addiction is often preceded by the use of prescription painkillers, most of which are initially prescribed by medical professionals for legitimate purposes. If you or someone you know suffers from heroin addiction, it is important to seek help as soon as possible.

The first step in recovery is acknowledging that you have a problem and being willing to seek help. Recovery is not easy and will not happen overnight, but if you commit yourself to change and develop a strong support system, you can regain control of your life and become drug free. There are several treatment options from which to choose, including inpatient detox and outpatient medicinal therapy. The treatment plan you select may depend on several factors, such as financial considerations and work schedule.

Do My Drugs Contain Fentanyl?

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The most common fear lately in the drug community is the fear of drugs being laced with Fentanyl, which is not noticeable or able to be detected until it is too late. What most know, and do not take seriously enough, is the fact that Fentanyl truly can NOT be detected, and even highly tolerant opioid users can still be killed by a very small amount of Fentanyl.

Fentanyl is defined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse as, “a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent.” What is even scarier than the fact that it is 50 to 100 more potent than morphine is the fact that it is impossible to tell if heroin powder or pills contain Fentanyl at all. The amount of Fentanyl found in a drug depends on the amount of the drug that is being used; for example, most users choose to buy a gram (0.1) or a bag (100 mg) at a time, so the amount of Fentanyl will vary depending on the amount of the drug that is bought. Most commonly, a bag of heroin can contain up to 20% of Fentanyl, meaning the user could be ingesting a rough equivalent of 2,000 mg of heroin without even knowing it.  

Even if a user is experienced and “thinks they can tell” clean drugs from laced drugs or if what they have is pure fentanyl powder, it is impossible to differentiate a lethal dose from a non-lethal dose.  Every person is different and will react differently to Fentanyl. 

Addiction is ugly, and the road to recovery is long, winding, and bumpy, but the one thing that it is NOT, is impossible. Recovery is very much possible for anyone struggling with addiction. You just have to know what steps to take to begin the journey. If you or someone you know are currently addicted to opioids and want to receive treatment, help is available. Call Dayton Recovery today to start the beginning of the rest of your life!

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