Think about it: When’s the last time you saw an old junkie? That alone should tell you what the prospects are for a life lived always searching for the next fix. Over time, heroin kills – and usually at a rate faster than other drugs. Still, people keep using it, partly because the high makes it really easy to ignore the brutal reality of addiction. Denial is strong. If you’re asking yourself, “Should I quit heroin?” The answer is definitely yes. Need more answers? We’ve got them.
But what if I’m not really that bad?
There’s no such thing as a not-that-bad heroin addiction. Even the smallest amount of use puts you at risk for overdose. All it takes is one bad batch to end it all. Why keep trying to get closer and closer to the line between life and death?
What if I’m just snorting or smoking heroin?
Again, the risk of overdose through snorting or smoking heroin has gotten much higher ever since Fentanyl infiltrated the U.S. It can actually be even more dangerous, since the high is delayed a few minutes after ingestion. Since you don’t feel the full effects immediately, you can easily ingest too much before you even realize it.
I’ve tried to quit before. What if I’m just destined to be a junkie?
Recovery is possible for anyone, no matter how many times you’ve tried to get clean or how bad it’s gotten. We know, because we’ve been there too.
Basically, there’s no good excuse to keep using heroin. You’ve got to stop one day: whether you get clean or die. That leads us to one final question: Which path will you choose?
Every day is a chance to make the right decision. Today could be that day. All it takes is one phone call.
Getting Clean & Sober at Home
Today, more than 75% of hospitals and healthcare providers offer access to telehealth treatment, with 29 states having gone so far as to enact telehealth parity laws, which force insurance companies to reimburse patients for telehealth at the same rates as they would for in-person treatment.
If you’ve been thinking about getting clean and sober, or if you’ve been wanting to work on and strengthen the recovery you already have, it’s never been easier to do it through telehealth.