By: Lakeview Health
Heroin Addiction Destroys Lives
Heroin has a quicker path of destruction than most addictive drugs. This is due to the quick tolerance that builds up and leaves the addict constantly looking for the initial ‘rush’ or euphoria from his or her first use. This can never be obtained again, but that does not prevent the heroin addict from trying. While chasing euphoria, addicts often participate in behaviors that go against the Christian faith. This inconsistency between belief and behavior causes turmoil for the addict as well as family and friends. Heroin is used intravenously, snorted, or smoked. No matter how it is used, it has the same physical and psychological impacts on all addicts. Without help from a substance abuse treatment program, heroin addiction will damage not only the addict but also the addict’s family and friends.
Physical effects of heroin:
- Collapsed veins
- Infection of the heart lining and valves
Psychological effects of heroin:
- Low self-esteem
Heroin clouds a person’s judgment and obsessively consumes his or her thoughts. It is extremely difficult for a heroin addict to manage cravings alone and attempting to avoid the sickness of withdrawal will perpetuate heroin use. Healing for the heroin addict, family and friends begins with a heroin addiction treatment program that has a medical detox component.
Addiction to Heroin Creates a Barrier to God
Christians are susceptible to every addiction, including heroin addiction. The enemy capitalizes on those who feel like they have no sense of purpose in life and this is evident in Christian heroin addicts. Addicts that use heroin usually describe an “empty” feeling that is hard to overcome. Many heroin addicts form rituals around using their drug, like idolatry, which become a barrier to their relationship with God. Heroin drug rehab for Christians focuses on rebuilding the relationship with God as an active resource of support for sobriety.
Heroin Drug Rehab
Heroin addiction hurts all of those directly and indirectly involved. Finding help for yourself or your loved one may be difficult, especially in the Christian community. Lakeview Health Systems’ specialized drug addiction treatment programs offer a medical detox component to decrease symptoms of withdrawal and reduce the risk of relapse. Call [Direct] now and speak with one of our Christian drug rehab specialists to enter treatment today and let the healing begin. All calls are confidential and our staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help with the admissions process.