Heroin Use in Idaho
Even though you may not think of Idaho as a state with a large drug problem, you may be surprised to find out how many people are actually using hard drugs like heroin, cocaine, and powerful narcotic pain killers all over the state. New studies show that heroin use is on a steady rise in the “Gem State” and it is reaching a whole new demographic of people. What was once delegated to the metropolitan areas of Idaho’s largest cities like Boise, Idaho Falls, and Nampa, is now more widely used in the suburbs of Idaho than anywhere else. This whole new group, primarily white males in their 20’s, has become the new face of heroin addiction in Idaho and the problem only seems to be getting worse.
Idaho Heroin Addiction Dangers
Heroin is one of the most dangerous and addictive substances that has ever been created. Heroin addictions not only ruin the lives of the people who use the drug, but also the lives of the people they care about around them. Heroin can be administered in many different ways including by being injected, snorted or smoked. Injecting heroin is the most popular way of administering the drug and comes with a high risk of overdose and catching hepatitis and HIV through sharing needles. Heroin is very addictive and can lead to long term addiction and dependency.
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Heroin Dependency and Withdrawal
After long term use of heroin users will eventually become completely dependent on the drug, and need it to function normally in their everyday lives. After an extended period of time of using heroin the body naturally adapts to the drug and begins to need the drug to function properly. Once opiate dependence has set in, any extended period of time without using the drug will create strong withdrawal symptoms that include nausea, vomiting, muscle and bone pain, excessive yawing, headaches, and depression. Heroin withdrawal symptoms usually last from anywhere from 24 to 48 hours, but can last for as long as 1-2 weeks. Heroin withdrawal is a major stumbling block for people trying to quit heroin for good and can be a real obstacle towards their road to recovery.
Treat Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms with Suboxone
Suboxone is a prescription medication specifically designed to ease the withdrawal symptoms associated with a heroin addiction. Suboxone also works to block existing opiates in the body and help you begin the process of opiate detoxification. Suboxone is also effective for any treating withdrawal symptoms from any type of opiate based drug including oxycontin, oxycodone, vicodin, percocet, and morphine. Suboxone is often administered in an outpatient setting and is usually combined with some form of behavioral or drug therapy.
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