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Signs & Symptoms of Heroin Addiction

Life Works - the leading specialist in heroin addiction treatment.

Do I have a problem with heroin addiction?

signs of heroin addictionHeroin and other opiates are some of the most addictive drugs available. While people often start off as casual users, they soon find that the drug is consuming their lives.

Some of the most notable symptoms of heroin addiction include needing heroin just to feel ok, constantly thinking about your next fix and having legal or financial difficulties because of your addiction.

If you are ready to start the your heroin addiction treatment, please call Life Works at 0800 081 0700 or fill out our contact form.

Symptoms of heroin addiction

  • You cannot get through the day without using heroin.
  • Your life revolves around heroin. Your time is spent getting high, thinking about your next chance to use heroin or planning how and where you can get your next heroin supply.
  • You are suffering financial consequences because you are spending your money on buying heroin.
  • You have borrowed or stolen money, or shoplifted so that you could buy heroin.
  • Breaking the law is unavoidable because getting heroin is a necessity.
  • Life has become incredibly hard and painful – the only thing that feels good is taking heroin.
  • Parts of your day are lost to getting high.
  • You cannot rely on anything except heroin. Knowing they are always there gives you something to live for.
  • You are doing less of the things that were important to you, for example, seeing friends or family, going out or enjoying hobbies.
  • You have started neglecting important relationships – for example, you are spending less and less time with your partner or spouse, your usual friends or your children.
  • You are spending more and more time with others who also use heroin.
  • You are increasingly preoccupied and withdrawn from those you care about.

For more information about the signs of heroin addiction or our heroin addiction treatment, please call us at 0800 081 0700 or fill out our contact form.

Symptomatic denial

Denial is a common symptom of heroin addiction. You may deny that you have a problem both to yourself and to others, through:

  • Minimising the effects of your heroin use.
  • Criticising those around you for making too much fuss about your heroin use.
  • Concealing your use of heroin from your loved ones.
  • Considerably underestimating the amount of heroin you are taking.
  • Placing the blame for your heroin use on other people or situations in your life, such as “I take heroin because my life is so stressful”.

Get help?

Life Works is a leading provider of heroin addiction treatment. No matter how dark your situation may seem, we can offer help, answer questions or just give good advice.

If you are ready to start your heroin addiction treatment, call our heroin addiction team to speak to a professional admissions specialist at 0800 081 0700 or fill out our contact form.

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