In addition to heroin being a serious problem, there is now “fake Xanax” that is being sold and hurting people. The fake Xanax contains fentanyl which can cause overdose and death.
The door for drug addiction help is always available.
Casey West, a recovering heroin addict, shares her story. She talks about the snowball affect that heroin has on people and addiction. West is now 5 and a half years clean.
People with addicts in their family are at higher risk of addiction and so are those that are emotionally unstable.
Heroin IV use is becoming more common. With the help of medical professionals, the expensive drugs are becoming less common on the streets which is increasing the use of heroin. With cheap heroin, needle use has become more common as well.
HIV is a big concern with the increase in needle use.
Methadone is sometimes used as a treatment for addicts, but is addictive in itself. So, the real treatment for addiction is the groups, individual counseling, and the focus on changing an addicts thoughts around using drugs.