Ask any former heroin user and the person will tell you to stay away from it. From Rockstars to the guy who sits on the corner of the street, heroin has affected them all. Although there was a push from popular culture towards the use of heroin from musical greats to the infamous image of the Heroin ‘Chic’, no one has ended up with a good story. Today in the USA alone, there are more than 13.5 million heroin addicts, of which 50% had started off due to using doctor prescribed painkillers such as Oxycontin and Vicodin and when they couldn’t get these drug anymore, they shifted to a cheaper alternative; heroin. But luckily there is a solution to this mess in the form of buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is a drug that has the ability to replicate the effects of heroin on a person’s mind as it acts as a half opioid; meaning that the drug stimulates the opioid receptors in the brain but the brilliance is that it only works on half of the receptors. This unique property of buprenorphine addiction treatment results in the patient not getting addicted to the drug, which is not the case with similar heroin treatment drugs such as Methadone.
The use of heroin has always been around in one form or the other. For instance ancient civilizations cultivated poppy seeds which produce a sticky tar like material known as Opium. Opium is still in existence and is illegally grown in places like Vietnam and Afghanistan. These very poppy seeds are also the source of heroin. Heroin not only destroys a person’s brain but also causes severe damage to the organs, the liver being the most affected. Continued heroin use via means of intravenous injections leads to the veins becoming more and unhealthier eventually leading to cardiac arrests and a complete breakdown of the body’s immune.
So if heroin has affected you or a family member in any way, it is wise to seek medical intervention as soon as possible. OpiateCare provides you with certified and experiences buprenorphine doctors who will assist you through the buprenorphine addiction treatment step-by-step and ensure that you get only controlled dosages of buprenorphine. Choose life today.