Heroin is a powerful opioid drug that comes from the opium poppy.
It has a rapid effect on the body and can produce intense euphoria, peace, and contentment. It overwhelms any negative feelings such as fear and remorse.
The painkilling effect of heroin is three times stronger than morphine.
You can find heroin as a fine white powder or a black sticky substance known as “black tar heroin”. People can take heroin in various ways, including injecting, snorting, or smoking.
Heroin is a highly addictive drug. The medical and social consequences of abusing it are devastating. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that drug abuse leads to the spread of ‘hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, fetal effects, crime, violence, and disruptions in the family, workplace, and educational environments, and costs the United States billions of dollars every year.
Opioid overdose is incredibly dangerous. Opioids cause about 70% of drug-related deaths worldwide and 30% of these result from an overdose.
If you or a loved one is struggling with a heroin addiction, a life without it may seem impossible. But with the proper support and commitment, anyone can recover from addiction.
At Cirque Lodge, our individualized treatment program helps with substance abuse issues and mental health conditions by offering a combination of behavioral therapies, experiential therapies, and support groups to provide the most effective treatment for you. Surrounded by the spectacular Rocky Mountains, you will partake in experiences that help you develop skills, reconnect with your mind and spirit, and guide you to lifelong recovery.