Heroin is one of the most powerful and deadly drugs in the world and thousands of people die from overdosing on it every year. The drug was used for many years as a cough suppressant and to relieve pain, the potential for addiction and death weren’t fully recognized until the 1900s. Heroin was made illegal in 1920, leaving millions of people suffering from crippling cravings and addiction.

Heroin is classified as a central nervous system stimulant, and is synthesized from the poppy flower. Both opium and heroin use can result in life-threatening central nervous system depression and death.

Heroin can be smoked, snorted or injected and when it reaches the brain it causes intense feelings of euphoria for the user. Once the drug is in the brain, the person experiences pain relief and calmness, and it allows the individual to escape from reality. At Transformed Lives in Bowie, MD, we know about the deadly effects of heroin addiction and we utilized medication-assisted treatment to help our patients become clean.

Someone can use heroin one time and wind up dead, other people will develop a severe addiction to the drug and spend years using it, growing sicker and sicker. Heroin is an equal opportunity destroyer and just because you might not have had an overdose yet, doesn’t mean that you won’t in the future.
If you or someone you love has been through a heroin overdose, then you know firsthand how deadly the drug can be.

Heroin is nothing to treat lightly and just because you believe you are strong enough to use it casually, you’re wrong, because with time you too shall become enslaved by the drugs powerful pull.
We invite you to stop dreaming about a drug-free life and pick up the phone and ask for our help. Our name is

Transformed Lives, we employ highly-skilled addiction professionals who have many years of experience in treating heroin addiction and we can help you too. Call now 844-285-0197

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