A person with heroin addiction may try to lie and hide the habit from family and friends but signs will pop up which demonstrate addictive characteristics. If a loved one is suspected of using heroin, knowing the signs can help figure out if it is time to seek help.
Many types of drug paraphernalia exist which can demonstrate possible drug use. The following include:
Some of the following indicators may point to signs and symptoms of heroin use.
Constriction of pupils after four or five hours of use can occur and users may exhibit signs of shallow breathing and disorientation. A dirty, unkempt appearance and neglect of personal hygiene is typical of a person using heroin.
Change in Behavior
Individuals who use heroin may appear depressed, withdraw from social circles, express unpredictable moods and appear erratic. Persons with addiction may be more likely to appear anxious and act aggressively towards others.
Needle marks, scars, scabs and bruises from needles are red flags for a loved one who may be using heroin. The ankle, neck or between the toes are often spots for inserting needles.
Some of the signs of a person using heroin are financial, personal and legal troubles. Money may go missing to supply the drug habit and financial troubles will occur after depletion of funds. The individual using heroin may borrow money from loved ones in order to score drugs or pay off debts. The following may also occur for a loved one using heroin:
In order for a person to be free of heroin addiction, and support is necessary on the part of the family and loved ones. The person with addiction may not be able to control addictive behavior and the family may need to step in to provide support to receive treatment.
Hired Power is available to provide resources and support for individuals with addiction to heroin and other drugs. Call us today to find out how to get started on the path to recovery.
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