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Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs of abuse known to man. However, recovering from addiction is possible. If you are addicted to heroin or if you have a family member, spouse or friend that suffers from heroin dependency, Sober Freedom can help.

Understanding why people use heroin is not easy. Moreover, there are increasing numbers of users from populations you may not expect. Throughout the rest of this page you’ll learn more about recent studies on heroin use, the withdrawal symptoms associated with using the drug, short and long term effects associated with use and how Sober Freedom can help you take control and recover from heroin. If you need immediate help and would like to speak with a Sober Freedom staff member, call our hotline at any time, day or night, at 866.434.2630.

Recent Studies on Heroin Use and Their Affects on Addiction

Heroin use is on the rise in with people would not typically expect. Most people might consider heroin use a product of inner city life among those who are impoverished and have a long history of drug abuse. This is definitely not the case with more and more youth from the suburbs turning to the drug. Recent studies show that with the rapid increase in prescription drugs like vicodin and oxycontin in suburban youth, concomitantly heroin use has also increased. Both types of drugs are opioids and have similar effects. However, heroin use brings with it many more complications.

The Dangers of Heroin Use and its Symptoms

Heroin poses far more dangers than the symptoms and long term effects of its use. Intravenous drug use exposes users to a wide range of health problems such as hepatitis B and C, HIV/AIDS and blood infections. Any one of these diseases can kill. Agents used to cut heroin can make their way in to the veins and heart and lead to heart disease as well.

Heroin Abuse and Why People Become Addicted

People start taking heroin for a wide variety of reasons. In some cases, first time users may not even know what they’re taking. It’s not very common for first time users of heroin to administer the drug via intravenous use. In fact, many people smoke it before they shoot up.

Heroin users are often times also users of other, similar drugs like oxycontin, vicodin or other powerful opioid drugs. When someone can’t get one drug of choice, they’ll often resort to a similar drug of choice available. However, the circumstances surrounding heroin use are often times far more dangerous than for users of prescription drugs.

How is Treatment Paid for and What Are My Options?

In most instances, long term treatment is covered by most insurance providers. Our staff will call on a prospective patient’s insurance provider for them to determine if funds are available. In most instances, they are. However, not having insurance is not the end of the road either. Sober Freedom offers flexible financing programs for the treatment of heroin abuse.

Our feeling is that no one suffering from heroin addiction should have to worry about how treatment will be paid for. If anyone wants to stop the cycle of addiction to heroin, we will find a way to get that person the help they deserve.

For Spouses, Parents, Family & Friends Concerned for a Loved One

Most people that have a loved one addicted to heroin understand just how powerful a hold it has on the user. Heroin use is an exceedingly difficult habit to kick and many users may need the encouragement of family and friends to get them in to a qualified treatment program. Sober Freedom offers a family intervention program if you find it difficult to get your loved one in to treatment on your own.

Taking the First Step Towards Recovery with Sober Freedom

Sometimes the first step is the hardest step towards recovery. Sober Freedom makes it easy offering a 24/7 hotline for anyone to call to learn more about how to get in to treatment, what treatment is like and how to get your insurance to pay for it. Call us at 866.434.2630 to learn more about the various treatment options we offer around the country. Sober Freedom maintains treatment centers for heroin addiction nationwide.

  • What Does Rehab Look Like?

    We’re not restricted to a specific treatment program; instead we can create a treatment program that’s right for you. With facilities across the country we can design a program to fit your individual needs with a location conducive for your particular style of recovery.

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Heroin Rehab

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Heroin Detox

If you’re suffering from or afraid of experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms, we can help. Sober Freedom offers detox programs nationwide.

Heroin Intervention

We understand it can be hard to convince a friend or family member to go into a treatment program. Let our licensed Interventionists help you get them care.

The Effects of Heroin Use

Short Term

The short term effects of heroin use can be both deadly and severe depending on the amount used. Overdose can lead to death by shutting down major organs in the body. Almost immediately after injecting heroin, users feel a sudden rush of euphoria followed by extreme drowsiness. Users experience the feeling that their limbs become heavier than normal and they’ll vacillate between periods of wakefulness and sleep. This can last for hours. They’ll also experience dy mouth, vomiting and constipation and heavy sweating.

Long Term

The long term use of heroin does seroius damage to the body and mind. Many long term users will develop collapsed veins from puncturing their veins with hypodermic needles. Also, many users will develop abscesses. Liver damage is common as well as heart damage. Long term use also may cause severe depression. Increased tolerance to the drug is a common factor leading to repeated use. To get the same high, long term users will need to take more and more of the drug just to shake off the effects of withdrawal symptoms to feel “normal” again.


As with other powerful drugs, heroin users often find themselves using more and more of the drug just to counteract the withdrawal symptoms which are severe. Flu like body pain is common accompanied by extreme stomach cramps. Vomiting and diarrhea are common. These effects are also accompanied by psychological complications such as anxiety and depression. Combined, these physical and mental pains drive the user to use more of the drug.

Hitting Bottom

Once the user’s tolerance grows, they’ll need more of the drug just to feel normal. Heroin addicts frequently lose ties with family and friends, fail to keep regular appointments with colleagues and often end up losing their employment. This typically drives the long term addict to turn to a life of crime to support their habit. Heroin addiction and criminality are very closely related.