Heroin detox can prevent unpleasant or fatal complications resulting from the sudden cessation of use and can help the patient to become abstinent from drugs.
It is typically found in the form of a white to brownish powder or can be dark and sticky, as in the case of black tar heroin. It can be consumed by smoking, inhaling, or injecting.
When heroin has reached the brain, it results in euphoria, an intensely pleasurable feeling. It is this effect that makes heroin so addictive – once this high has been experienced, the brain, and thus, the user, seeks to re-enter this state of being over and over again.
Extended heroin use can result in many adverse health problems, and heroin users are at continual risk of an overdose. Users who inject face even more problems, such as exposure to hepatitis C and HIV, and abscesses and infections from need use.