Heroin is an opioid drug made from morphine, a natural substance taken from the seed pod of the various opium poppy plants. Heroin can be a white or brown powder or a black sticky substance known as “black tar heroin.”
Heroin abuse and the related overdose deaths have spiked dramatically over the past decade. One of the root causes of this rise in abuse and addiction is the growing number of people misusing prescription opioid pain relievers like OxyContin and Vicodin. A byproduct of the “opioid epidemic” and related crackdowns on illicit pain clinics that over prescribe such medications is that heroin has become relatively cheaper and easier to get than prescription pain medications.
AAR Healthcare’s San Marcos, CA heroin addiction treatment program has the capabilities to safely treat people who want to free themselves from heroin addiction.