While there are drugs that save people, help them live longer and healthier, there are drugs that destroy families and relationships, ruin careers and endanger lives of those who intake them. According to the Results from the “2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health” over 20.5 million Americans aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder in 2015, of which 2 million had a substance use disorder involving prescription pain relievers and 591,000 had a substance use disorder involving heroin.
Drug addiction is a disease that starts with a voluntary act of drug intake and over the time it becomes compulsory. Individuals addicted to drugs like heroin become both physically and psychologically dependent.
Heroin addiction treatment is a long battle both for the addict and his or her loved ones, with various outcomes; therefore it is always recommended to refer to medical professionals to break from this drug addiction.