A 32-year-old member asked:
How long after starting taking heroin does it take to get addicted?
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Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Not very long ...: It is very easy to become physically and psychologically dependent on heroin. The chemicals that are most likely to cause addiction are those that reach the brain quickly, greatly stimulate the "pleasure center", and then leave relatively quickly. I recommend that you visit http://www.abam.net/find-a-doctor/ to find an addictionologist who can help you.
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