Knowing what to say to someone in recovery can be difficult if you have never been through it yourself. At Banyan Chicago, we are sharing some general ideas on positive things to say to someone in recovery so you don’t accidentally say something wrong.
Drug addiction doesn’t just alter a person physically. With time, a person’s behavior changes as well. Learn to recognize the signs of drug addict behavior so that can get your loved one help sooner rather than later.
Treatment for a heroin addiction begins with safely detoxing from this substance. The symptoms of heroin withdrawal can be so powerful that medical care is needed for a successful detox. Learn more from the treatment experts at Banyan Treatment Center.
Heroin suppresses the central nervous system and its functions like heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, and temperature regulation. It also binds to opioid receptors, increasing chemicals in the brain that are responsible for releasing feelings of pleasure. When this occurs, euphoria comes in and the user is experiencing a “high.” When heroin is abused, a rush of pleasure occurs, and when it is removed, the opposite effect takes place.