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From 1999-2018, more than 115,000 Americans died from overdoses related to heroin. Although not everyone that tries heroin becomes addicted, regular use of the drug can lead to addiction within as little as two to three weeks. With regular use, people develop tolerance, and need more of the drug to achieve the same effects. Heroin withdrawal occurs when the body tries to adjust to a decrease or discontinuance in drug use. When someone quits cold turkey without medical supervision and support, the withdrawal effects may prove difficult to manage.
HEROIN ADDICTION – THE DANGERS, THE RISKS AND RECOVERY OPTIONS
Heroin addiction has grown into an extremely serious problem all over the United States. It is a major part of the opioid epidemic that continues to rage on in our country. Every year, thousands of people die because of heroin overdoses, and yet, people continue to abuse this drug and get addicted to it.READ ARTICLE
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HEROIN ADDICTION SUPPORT GROUPS IN ARIZONA
Narcotics Anonymous came along about 20 years after AA began. They also rely upon the 12-Steps of Recovery, but with some variations. They are also free to attend.
SMART Recovery is not 12-Step based, and theirs is a more scientific approach to addiction recovery. They promote peer support and education. Their meetings are free to attend.
Al-Anon is an organization that offers free support group meetings to the families of addicts and alcoholics. They typically meet on a weekly basis.
Alateen is a part of Al-Anon, and the support groups they offer are only for teens and young people with addicted loved ones. They are a great opportunity for teenagers to get support from a group of their peers who understand what they are going through.
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