Overcome heroin addiction
The newspapers and TV are always inundated with talk shows and self help programmes and also advice columns about drug abuse and drug addiction. Overcoming an addiction to drugs, especially heroin is never easy, but it is nevertheless possible. If you are addicted to heroin the best thing for you to do is to go to rehab. Even if it seems like a futile mission, rehab facilities really do work wonders if the person is willing to straighten him/herself out.
The staff at rehab centres are all highly trained to deal with people who are addicted to drugs and they will know exactly how to help you should you want to be helped. It is very true that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. If you don’t realize that you have a problem, no one will be able to help you no matter how hard they try.
The biggest cause of people not coming forward with their issues such as heroin addiction is embarrassment. Their family and friends vey often do not know what they have become involved in and it is very hard for them to witness the shock and unbelief when the truth comes out. Heroin is a very addictive drug and can cause strong hallucinations which could in turn so rattle the addict that he/she might hurt themselves.
Heroin addiction can be overcome with the help of a medical doctor as well. Doctors can prescribe medicines and treatments that could help lessen the craving for the drug. Although the addicted person will still go through withdrawal symptoms when they stop using heroin. The withdrawal symptoms are the hardest part of overcoming heroin addiction. They cause the person to break into cold sweats, have heart palpitations and even pass out!
If a person chooses not to get help for their heroin addiction, it will most certainly kill them eventually. The body is not built to handle such substances especially over a long period of time. Eventually the organs will give in under the strain and the person will die. This is why overcoming heroin addiction is so vital!
Help for Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine addiction in South Africa is well established and thus the country is experienced in dealing with it. Numerous facilities are available through both the public and private sector to help those suffering from an addiction. These include Drug Rehabilitation Centres or Clinics where drug users can receive medical attention, enter into a rehabilitation program and receive support and advice from drug counsellors.
Even without the knowledge of the drug user, concerned family members and friends are welcome to contact these offices or any of the various 24/7 help lines telephonically to receive expert help. A multitude of websites offer information on the origins of cocaine, its affects and what is required to beat the addiction.
The medical professionals involved in a cocaine rehab program have an expert, specialised knowledge of cocaine and how to treat addiction to it. The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group compiles data and information on cocaine use in South Africa and this information can be accessed at www.sahealthinfo.org Cocaine Anonymous South Africa are a group dedicated to helping users quit cocaine and stay clean through sharing their experience and guidance in a supportive social forum.
They offer the well established 12 step program which was initially devised by the Alcoholics Anonymous group in 1935. The program is aimed at alleviating the social discourse created by addiction and rebuilding lives of addicts through individual and group counselling. It is also an organisation completely free of charges to whoever seeks help. CASA does not offer medical treatments. Their website is www.ca.org.za
The drug addiction campaign also offers information through their website: www.drug-addiction.co.za and is affiliated to the Houghton House addiction recovery centres. Houghton House offers a 24/7 Helpline which is 011 787 9142 and have run a number of programs to cure cocaine addiction. Other websites concerning information on cocaine and addiction treatment in South Africa are www.drugaware.co.za and www.wedorecover.com (South African branch)