Heroin use is a problem that users often try to conceal, so you may need to approach a friend or family member when you notice the characteristic effects of this drug. At first, you may only notice some slight behavioral changes or disorientation, but ongoing use can lead to severe changes in an individual’s personality, lifestyle, and appearance.
As a heroin addiction worsens, the user may begin lying, asking to loan money, wearing long clothing to cover the arms and legs, and sleeping more frequently. The addicted person may also look ill or malnourished, with dark circles under the eyes, track marks, and bruising.
If one of your loved ones is struggling with heroin abuse, you can find help planning treatment at Aurora Las Encinas Hospital in Los Angeles. We provide comprehensive behavioral health careto address mental health disorders, alcohol abuse, and addiction. To contact us, visit us at our website or call (888) 348-2165.