Heroin is very addictive, which means that users are no longer in full control – which is why they both deserve and need professional help. It’s not a habit, a lifestyle choice, or a preference.
Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) March 12, 2014
A new blog post from leading treatment facility A Forever Recovery is asking a jarring question that in many ways is at the heart of America’s heroin epidemic: given that most people know that heroin is dangerous, why are they using it?
“The superficial answer to this question – and the one that, frankly, many addicts themselves believe on some level, is they don’t care that heroin is dangerous, and are willing to accept the risks that come with use and abuse,” commented Per Wickstrom, the CEO of A Forever Recovery. “However, the reality from a scientific perspective is that heroin is very addictive, which means that users are no longer in full control – which is why they both deserve and need professional help. It’s not a habit, a lifestyle choice, or a preference. Heroin abuse is an addiction, and that puts it on a totally different level.”
The A Forever Recovery blog post points out that since heroin affects the brain’s pleasure centers, it’s essential for addicts to re-train themselves to find new pleasurable activities that are healthy and uplifting – such as art, music, dance, martial arts, and many other activities. At the same time, addicts must recognize that the best and safest way to manage withdrawal symptoms is to detox under the care of a trained medical professional or addiction specialist.
The full text of A Forever Recovery’s Latest blog post entitled “Why do People use Heroin?” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/drug-abuse/people-use-heroin/.
About A Forever Recovery
A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.
Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/.