Why Is Heroin so Addictive?

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Created On: Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On: Tuesday, 22, October 2019

Heroin is an opiate that is made from poppy plants and is abused all over the world and is highly addictive and responsible for countless overdose deaths. Heroin abuse and addiction are very difficult to overcome and many addict's struggles with becoming clean and sober, and this is because of the addictive nature of the drug. Heroin causes an intense euphoria and trance-like state, that will become addictive and habit forming. Heroin is very rarely abused recreationally, and most addicts are dependent on this drug and require it daily. Heroin is so addictive because it creates a physical and psychological dependency, but first, the person using heroin will develop a tolerance for the drug.

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The longer that someone is using heroin, their tolerance for the drug increases and the mind and body will require more with each use to maintain that same type of euphoria. Heroin is a dangerous drug to withdrawal off of because of the intense dependency it creates. This is one reason why most heroin addicts struggle with becoming sober, because of the fear of withdrawals. The addictive nature of heroin is something that can be successfully overcome with the right help. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation is necessary, but heroin addicts will require a medical detox to help them through the painful withdrawal symptoms.