The descent into heroin addiction can be likened to wandering a dark path into an enchanted forest. Before you realize it, you’re lost. Very lost. Predators with wolfish appetites lurk in the shadows, ready to take advantage of your weakness, your need for the comfort of the next fix. Eventually, most families are drawn into the darkness as well.
The comfort provided by pharmaceutical opiates—from morphine to oxycodone—can be equally destructive, despite the legality of most addicts’ initial encounter with the drugs. These medications, wrongly used, can be a source of great misery for addicts, beguiling and derailing users to the same extent as black tar heroin—and presenting the same vitality-draining and potentially fatal side effects.
Regardless of whether your loved one is struggling with heroin addiction or is dependent upon pain killers, opiate addiction exasperates loved ones and disrupts family life. But with deliberate and timely intervention, your family and your addicted loved one can be freed from the entangling forest of opiate addiction.
If you suspect your loved one is addicted to prescription pain drugs or heroin, seek professional help NOW. Your loved one could be permanently paralyzed or killed by opiate overdose. It happens every day.
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