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Heroin is an opium poppy product which has very strong effects on the brain.

It is very strong medicine, but with horrible side effects if addiction occurs, which it often rapidly does. Some people are particularly prone to narcotic addiction.

Heroin relieves physical pain and mental discomfort or suffering and it may give a high. It sometimes makes people drowsy, but may also give the strength to do things that otherwise could not be done.

However heroin has such serious side effects that these side effects always far outweigh any benefits and cause much more suffering than did any problems for which the heroin was taken in the first place. The brief patches of relief or elation it gives, are outweighed one hundred fold by the suffering that follows.

Heroin is rapidly and strongly addictive, with consequent hanging out pain. It is financially devastating and damaging to relationships, families and employment. It leads to contact with the criminal world, crime and often to poverty, bankruptcy, divorce, serious health problems & jail.

To be effective the Treatment of Heroin Addiction must address two areas.

1. The Addiction.

2. The Discovery and the Resolution of The Pre-existing Underlying Factors which led to the addiction in the first place and then kept it going. These factors exist in every case.

If the second area is not going to be tackled vigorously, tackling the first area may lead to as many problems as it solves and may not be wise in some cases.