Anesthesia Assisted Heroin Detoxification, Ohio
Heroin, which is known in the medical field as diacetylmorphine, diamorphine or morphine diacetate, is a strong analgesic commonly used to treat extreme pain, such as the pain resulting from an acute injury or heart attack. The drug is only referred to as "heroin" on the street, where it may also be known as tar, black, brown, horse, smack or H. The drug was created in the 1870s when a scientist combined morphine molecules with acetyl groups. Once consumed, it relieves pain and creates a sense of euphoria by acting directly on the central nervous system and mimicking the effects of the body's natural endorphins.
Although this drug is sometimes administered by medical professionals, it is not safe for recreational use. Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs available, and addicts can build up a tolerance to it quickly. As the tolerance continues to build, the addict requires larger quantities of the drug to achieve the same effect. Eventually, the addict is taking in more of the drug than his or her body can tolerate. Heroin is a frequent cause of drug overdose among addicts, as it can be toxic when too much is consumed at one time or when it interacts with another drug. Heroin can also cause vomiting and aspiration of vomit, which can also lead to death.
Heroin addiction is a serious condition that requires medical intervention. If you or someone you know is addicted to heroin, you can overcome the addiction through detoxification. Although various detox programs are available, one of the most effective is the Anesthesia Assisted Detoxification program. If you enroll in this program, you can complete as many as six days of normal detoxification in only six hours while in a sedated state. To learn more about the AAD method of detoxification, contact Mid Ohio Detox or review the information found under the "Treatments" tab on our website.