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