Most of us can name someone, either a celebrity or a friend or family member, who has battled heroin addiction. Yet, the heroin epidemic keeps plaguing our country and destroying lives. How is it that this drug continues to exercise such a hold over so many?
How Heroin Addiction Works
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) close to one out of every four people who tries heroin will develop an addiction to this drug. The first time a person uses the drug, he or she sets the wheels of dependence into motion. Because the government doesn’t regulate heroin production, you never know how pure the dose will be or if the person who creates it will lace it with a deadly substance such as Fentanyl.
Upon first use, the person feels a “rush” or intense high characterized by euphoria and a strong sense of well-being. A user might spend the rest of his or her life trying to replicate that first experience. Thus, the heroin epidemic continues.
Why the Heroin Epidemic Exists
There are several strong reasons that users cite for continuing to smoke, snort or shoot heroin. Some simply do it for the initial euphoria and subsequent relaxation. Others utilize heroin to self-medicate against physical or mental pain or the effects of trauma. Still others, particularly young people, take heroin in response to peer pressure or in an effort to fit in with their friends.
Don’t Let Substance Use Disorders Drag You Down
Is the process of craving, obtaining and using heroin taking over your life? Have you made bad decisions or hurt the people you love as a result of the drug? Are you no longer able to feel pleasure or happiness in any other way besides using heroin? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should talk to someone about receiving heroin addiction treatment.
At The Dunes of East Hampton, you can heal from heroin dependence in an elegant, luxurious setting where our caring and knowledgeable staff will meet all of your needs. Located on a lovely estate complete with bluffs, rolling hills and a breath-taking beach on the Atlantic, The Dunes will promote your physical, mental and spiritual healing. Do the hard work of recovery in the lap of luxury, gaining strength, health, and self-confidence thanks to the following offerings:
- Privacy and anonymity in our gated community
- Emphasis on wellness and relaxation through gourmet meals, massage, physical fitness, and meditation
- Evidence-based addiction treatment protocols
- Group and family therapy
- Extremely small staff-to-resident ratio
- Intensive outpatient and follow-up programs
Conquering your heroin abuse problem will be one of the most challenging wars you’ll ever fight, but you don’t need to do it alone. Let the compassionate and knowledgeable staff at The Dunes walk with you toward sustained wellness and recovery. Call us today at 877-818-5539 to learn more about our private sanctuary.