Many people addicted to heroin suffer on two fronts; first from the ruinous and life-threatening effects of the drug, and second, from the stigma and fear that surrounds heroin, which makes it difficult to reach out for support.
Heroin can rapidly take over our lives. It hijacks the reward circuitry in our brain, which makes us crave the drug, and the ensuing physical dependence means eventually our bodies cannot function without it.
Heroin addiction does not discriminate and affects all strata of society.
While many people think heroin addiction is always apparent, some people manage to hide their use well. If you have reason to suspect a loved one is suffering from heroin addiction, you may be able to help them to access treatment. At Cirque Lodge, we treat each client as an individual and tailor our treatment programs to suit their needs. However, you first need to get familiar with the symptoms of addiction.