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Can You Ever Resume A Normal Life After Being Addicted To Heroin
Not exactly: You most likely have to resume a different life. But quite possibly a better life. There is lots of help to do this. 12 step meetings, counseling. What is normal anyway. Depends on who you ask. Is wanting more money normal, or needing to always be right normal, not for everybody. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heroin addiction: Within 48 hrs.Get a more detailed answer ›
Addicted: You can have withdrawals without getting addicted However smoking Heroin first time means you graduated from pain pills to Heroin. It is never the choice of first time user. I would consider you as addicted to Opioids. Help is there for you to reach out and, grab it.. just don't stay on the page you at now. ...Read more
Unlikely: I don't think people wake up and think, "i'm going to become a heroin addict today". People become heroin addicts because they like the way they feel on heroin, they have a genetic predisposition toward opiate addiction, and usually (but not always) they are not coping well with the problems in their lives. Some may be depressed and self destructive to boot, but no one asks for addiction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetics, exposure,: Life experiences (trauma may predispose), etc. Addiction to heroin is a chronic disease that is treatable and can go into remission. Much of the risk for addiction is genetic. When people use the drug, it is very reinforcing and changes the brain so it is extremely difficult to stop. More info at: http://www.Drugabuse.Gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin. ...Read more
Not in moderation: "everything in moderation" does not apply to drugs or heroin. The brain's rapid reward mechanism triggers a sense of profound (false) euphoria with the use of this drug. Once the effect vanishes, the brain will want more of it and you may go chasing it. Its a drug you should not try, not even once. In fact, most heroin addicts are addicted to heroin because of that "first-time". ...Read more
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