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What is Heroin?

Heroin (also known as black tar, brown sugar, dope, chiba, hell dust, skag) is a synthetic opiate drug that is highly addictive. It only takes a few hits to become addicted. An addict has to take heroin multiple times a day because the effects of withdrawal. Eventually, this can have fatal consequences.

Get Help for Heroin Addiction

Many users of heroin describe it as one of the most addictive substances they have ever tried, and users have a difficult time trying to quit this drug on their own. If you or someone you love is battling a heroin addiction, please call our helpline today at 855-315-4777. Contact Us Our admissions coordinators are standing by to help you find the best recovery options for your specific needs.

Important Things to Consider

Hepatitis and Heroin Abuse

If you or a loved one is addicted to heroin, you may not necessarily consider hepatitis as a potential risk or the need to prevent hepatitis as important. After all, there is much...

Effects of Heroin Abuse on the Immune System

The immune system is made up of special cells, proteins, tissues, and organs. The job of the immune system is to defend against germs and microorganisms to prevent infections and...

Can My Brain Heal after Heroin Use?

For a person caught in the throes of heroin addiction, lasting sobriety and recovery often seems impossible. Fatalistic feelings often accompany chemical dependency and are a...

Can Heroin Affect My Memory?

Damage to memory functioning may not be the first danger that comes to mind when thinking of heroin. It does, however, act on the part of the brain that does most of the work of...

Stigmas Related to Heroin Addiction

A stigma is a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality or person. Often the stigmas associated with heroin or other drug addictions are not based in...

Should I Travel for Addiction Treatment?

Heroin addiction, as those entrapped by it know all too well, is an expensive habit. By the time an addict decides to seek treatment for his compulsive heroin use, in most cases...

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