Heroin Use

Understanding the specific signs and effects of heroin use and abuse is key to appreciating why an addicted individual should receive qualified help with addiction recovery. The sooner the user gets proper help, the easier his or her addiction recovery process will be personally, as well as for the people in their lives who are adversely affected by this destructive dependence.

Signs of Heroin Use

heroin useRemember that heroin users, particularly those with a drug abuse history, may initially be able to conceal signs and symptoms of their habit. Loved ones, friends and colleagues may notice a number of indications of heroin use, visible both during and following the drug’s consumption:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dry mouth
  • Small pupils
  • Sudden changes in behavior and/or disorientation
  • Periods of hyper alertness followed by sudden sleepiness
  • Droopy appearance, as if extremities are heavy

The above signs are not exclusive to the abuse of heroin, however. Here are some of the more definitive warning signs of heroin use, which Continue Reading