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Heroin Addiction Rehab Centers in New Jersey

Heroin Addiction and How It Affects Your Life

When someone uses heroin regularly and becomes addicted, he becomes tolerant to the drug, needing more as time goes by. If the person doesn’t get the drug, he has withdrawal symptoms, such as cravings, pain and cold sweats – and then wants to take the drug to stop these uncomfortable symptoms.

Generally, addiction also means that your world centers around using the drug and you can’t really control your drug use anymore. You might want to stop, but can’t, and you stop doing activities you used to do. Heroin changes your brain when you become addicted to it. In the long run, it can unbalance brain systems.

New Jersey has high numbers of people being admitted to treatment for heroin compared to other parts of the nation. In 2012, 25,351 people aged 12 and older were admitted. That number went down from 26,477 in 2002, but up from 22,754 in 2011.

In the nation as a whole, the number of people aged 12 or higher who used heroin in the past year rose from 404,000 in 2002 to 681,000 in 2013. Americans dependent on or abusing heroin also rose in the same age group, from 214,000 in 2002 to 517,000 in 2013. The number of people who died throughout the country from heroin drug poisoning also greatly increased from 2000 to 2013.

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You don’t have to feel alone or like there’s no hope if you or your loved one is going through an addiction to heroin. New Jersey has many treatment centers ready to help you or your loved one start a new life without substances. To find the right treatment center in your part of the state, contact us at

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