What is a heroin hangover? It is much like an alcohol hangover. When a person drinks too much alcohol the night before, they have a hangover the following day. Much like this, if a person uses too much heroin or any other opiate, they feel the same way the next day. They experience an excruciating headache, nausea, vomiting, dry heaves, and lethargy along with anxiety and depression.
Many times users think the only way to recover from a heroin hangover is to do more heroin. By doing this, they are on a straight path to addiction. Using more heroin to recover from a night of too much drug use is no answer. What you should do to feel better is eat a nutritious meal and sleep. This hangover will go away just the same as alcohol hangovers.
Is a Heroin Hangover the Result of What It is ‘Cut’ With?
Drug dealers ‘cut’ pure heroin in an effort to make a bigger profit on their sales. ‘Cut’ means to add other substances which are many times other drugs or toxins. Some of the materials dealers cut the heroin with are:
- Crushed over-the-counter painkillers
- Powdered milk
- Talcum Powder
- Baking Soda
- Laundry detergent
Although the heroin hangover is not just because of the substance used to cut it, the sometimes toxic substances can cause dangerous side effect and can make you sick the following day. Usually, people who have heroin hangovers say that it is brought on by doing too much of the drug beforehand.
How to Cure a Heroin Hangover
The best advice for heroin hangovers or any opiate hangover is not to do the drugs. Prescription painkillers are intended to be used legally for relief from chronic pain or acute pain associated with surgeries or broken bones. Using opiates, opioids or heroin is a very dangerous practice. When using heroin, you never know what kind of substances it has been cut with or how strong of a dose you are getting. Therefore, accidental overdose is a very realistic possibility.
Addiction to prescription painkillers leads to tolerance which causes the user to have to use more and more of the drug to achieve the high they had previously before becoming addicted. Using more of the drug can also result in an accidental overdose. Opiate painkillers and heroin cause slowed respiration and heartbeat which can cause the user to go into a coma or worse, die.
Inpatient Treatment for Heroin Addiction
If you are suffering from heroin hangovers, chances are you have a heroin addiction. Heroin addiction is at epidemic proportions today and so is heroin overdose deaths. Don’t keep taking chances with your life through abusing heroin or any other opiates. Get the help you need to stop abusing these drugs. Don’t become a statistic like so many others.
There are inpatient addiction treatment facilities located all over the United States which specialize in opiate addiction today. Enter a center which has onsite detoxification. You will receive medical detox with professionals on hand around the clock who can administer medication to relieve the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms and help with the cravings. After detoxing and removing all of the toxins from your system, you along with a counselor will design a treatment program which fits your needs and preferences. Don’t wait any longer to get the help that very well can save your life. Call today for more information.