How to Tell if Your Loved One is a Heroin Addict

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You know something is going on with a loved one, but you’re not sure exactly what it is. Maybe you’re already aware that substance abuse is a problem. If you suspect heroin is the reason for your loved one’s behavioral or physical changes, you need to recognize the signs that a heroin addict displays in order to get help before it’s too late.

Is Your Loved One a Heroin Addict?

woman with head in hands is a heroin addictWhether you already know heroin is your loved one’s drug of choice, signs of heroin abuse that you should lookout for include:

  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Small pupils
  • Runny nose
  • Appearance neglect
  • Lack of appetite

You may also find drug paraphernalia such as syringes, rubber tubing, and glass pipes near your loved one’s possessions.

Seeking Help for Your Loved One

If your loved one confirms your fears, you should act right away. The longer a person uses heroin, the bigger the toll the drug takes. Anyone with a heroin addiction is often unable to think or remember things clearly. It can be devastating to standby and watch your loved one go through the struggles of addiction.

Getting a heroin addict, or any type of substance abuser, to admit they need help can be challenging. You probably feel conflicted about getting him or her into treatment and wonder if you may have contributed to the addiction. You don’t have to feel alone or guilty. What matters is that you’re committed to helping your loved one get the treatment he or she desperately needs.

Take the First Step Toward Recovery

The Hills Treatment Center is a full-service detox and rehab facility in the scenic Hollywood Hills area that can help your loved one overcome his or her heroin addiction. Our center sits on four luxurious acres of secluded property. Although we’re in the heart of the city, clients get the serenity and privacy they need to recover here.

The treatment programs we offer include:

We’re proud to be a pet-friendly facility, so if having your beloved furry companions by your side as you recover is important to you, it’s important to us as well. Because we help to heal your body as well as your mind, get ready to experience the benefits of yoga and massage as well as meals courtesy of our world-class chef. You’ll enjoy these special amenities in our secluded environment dedicated to your comfort.

Our one-to-one staffing ensures you get the individual help you need as you or a loved one works to overcome addiction to alcohol, cocaine, prescription medication, or heroin, among other substances.

Addiction has controlled your loved one’s lifelong enough. With the help of a quality rehab center, they can overcome their addiction. We’re standing by to help them start on the road to recovery. Contact The Hills Treatment Center today at 844-915-0287.

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