The drug with the most cases
Heroin is an opioid drug produced from morphine, a natural substance extracted from the seed pod of the poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as bblack tar heroin.b Although its use has decrased substantially since the eighties and nineties, the wide activity of heroin gives it some protagonism still in addiction treatments.
What are its effects?
When it enters the brain, heroin is converted back into morphine, which binds to molecules on cells known as opioid receptors. These receptors are located in many areas of the brain (and in the body), especially those involved in the perception of pain and in reward. Opioid receptors are also located in the brain stem, which controls automatic processes critical for life, such as blood pressure, arousal, and respiration. Heroin overdoses frequently involve a suppression of breathing, which can lead to death. Between the 50% and 60% of heroin users have suffered at least one overdose.
When is its treatment effective?
The heroine addict requires special medical and psychological treatments lead by professionals with a full knowledge of this type of addiction. It also requires, initially, an important period of detoxification and dishabituation.
Our method is modern, effective and individualised.
The success of the heroin detoxification treatment
A new way of doing things
Through our alcohol addiction treatment, we favour an internal change in the addict, making them understand how their illness works and giving them effective tools to face the symptoms of their sickness. It is necessary to modify habits, beliefs and behaviours through continuous learning and support. This way, they will be once again an individual, autonomous and independent person.
The ultimate aim of the treatment that we give in HELP ADICCIONES is the rehabilitation of people under an addiction in any aspect of their lives, be it personal, social or work related.
It is not just about stopping consuming. In HELP ADICCIONES, besides detoxification from alcohol and abstinence, we promote a quality and dignified life by learning. This way, we can go through the good and bad situations in life with balance and satisfaction.