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Heroin Addiction Center
Serving the Boston, Martha's Vineyard, Plymouth, & Cape Cod, MA Areas

Heroin is a highly addictive opioid drug that comes from a flower, the opium poppy. These usually grow in Mexico, Asia, and South America. The drug is made from morphine which is a natural substance taken from the seed pod. It can be a white or brown powder as well as a black sticky substance known as black tar heroin. Users will inject, snort, or smoke it. It’s very addictive and has been illegal in the United States since 1924. Heroin enters the brain rapidly, binding to opioid receptors, especially in the pain and pleasure areas, as well as those that control heart rate, sleeping, and breathing.

Short-term effects include feeling warm, nausea, vomiting, severe itching, clouded mental functioning, and more. Long-term effects include insomnia, liver/kidney disease, depression, collapsed veins, and more. Heroin can produce a life-threatening reaction or death.

How is Heroin Addiction Treated?

The team at Foundations Group Recovery Centers works with those with heroin addictions to get the help they need. We strive to find the treatment plan that will work best for you. Our addiction center offers both inpatient and outpatient recovery options depending on your needs. Our team and family support groups help you find ways to better cope with your triggers and stress to help you stay drug-free.  

If you or someone you know is experiencing an opioid use disorder, contact our team today. We can help guide you in the right direction to receive addiction help and recovery coaching.

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