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Heroin Addiction Rehab Centers in Virginia

What Is Heroin Addiction?

Heroin is a type of opioid that is used to relieve physical and emotional pain as it increases the feelings of pleasure in the brain’s pleasure center. It can be found in many pain killers as well as illegal street drugs. A person can become addicted to heroin when they develop a tolerance to the opioid and no longer get the pleasurable rush that they used to feel. So they take bigger and bigger doses of this drug. Unfortunately, heroin can have devastating effects. Physical problems a person may have are lung disease, liver disease, bacteria infections tuberculosis, pneumonia, hepatitis, or HIV/AIDs. A person can also die from an overdose. In 2013, 517,00 people from the age of 12 years and older had an addiction to heroin with 8,257 people dying from heroin poisoning.

Getting Treatment For Heroin Addiction In Virginia

There are resources available to fight heroin addiction. On average, about 2,090 people in Virginia enter rehabilitation facilities that offer detoxification and inpatient treatment. It has been found that for people trying to recover from heroin addiction, they will undergo withdrawal symptoms that often can be too much for them to endure on their own. Inpatient treatment such as residential programs offers detoxification, medication treatment, and behavioral therapies that are effective in treating this addiction. The recovery process can take from less than 30 days up to 4 months or more depending on the severity of the problem.

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