There are few drugs more misunderstood than heroin. We can largely thank the shock-and-awe tactics of movies and television for that.
While most of the pop culture portrayals of drug addiction make for good popcorn entertainment, they don’t make for accurate representations of what heroin withdrawal actually looks like. We’re here to rectify that.
In reality, heroin use is an ongoing problem and has risen drastically over the years. From 2014-2015, heroin overdose death rates increased over 20%. Heroin-related overdose deaths have more than quadrupled since 2010. If you are experiencing heroin addiction, you might wonder if you’ll ever recover from it. It won’t be easy, but the stages of heroin withdrawal are pretty straight forward. If you can get through this, you can get through anything.