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heroin addictionHeroin addiction can become central to the lives of those suffering. Few individuals suffering from a heroin addiction can function through daily life in the usual way. For most people, their lives become consumed with obtaining money to buy the drug, thinking about the drug, and using the drug. Understanding and acknowledging you may have a problem is an important and sometimes difficult step. Here are a few warning signs that may indicate your heroin use has become a heroin addiction.

Frequent Use

One warning sign of a possible addiction is frequent use. Are you using it daily? Are you using it multiple times a day? Acknowledging how much you are using may help you to see how your use has increased, or any patterns that have formed that can indicate addiction.


Developing a tolerance to the effects of heroin is extremely common. Tolerance leads to having to increase the dosage to feel the same effects. Heroin tolerance is one aspect that makes this drug so dangerous. When you cut down or quit using, and then use again at the same dose as you did before quitting, you have a significantly increased risk of an overdose. This can lead to dangerous and scary situations. Seeking help from professionals is key to a successful detox and recovery.

Continued Use Despite Negative Consequences

Have you continued using even when faced with negative consequences? Heroin can be a factor in relationship problems, work issues, or missed obligations. Sometimes it can be challenging to face the fact that your choices have caused conflicts or issues. Taking the time to reflect on your use and how it affects other aspects of your life can help you determine if you have a problem. Being honest with yourself is very important, even when it is extremely hard or painful to do.

The use of heroin can be extremely dangerous. Heroin addiction is common, and it tends to consume the lives of those using it. Understanding and acknowledging that you may have a problem is the first step to the road to recovery. Take notice of your use, tolerance, or negative consequences that come along with using. Addiction can be challenging to overcome, and working with a professional can help you begin recovery. Here at The Guest House, we understand taking that first step can be challenging and scary. Give us a call to learn more about our programs and how we can help you with recovery at (855) 483-7800.