Heroin is a powerfully addictive member of the opiate family of drugs. It causes physical and psychological dependence and leads to addiction. People who are addicted to heroin are caught in a grip of a compulsion to use the drug. They suffer extremely uncomfortable withdrawal effects if they can’t use heroin and so will go to any lengths to obtain it. There are many people in drug rehabilitation (rehab) facilities that have completely lost control of their lives because of heroin addiction.
But treatment for heroin addiction is possible through carefully monitored detox and rehab programs. The detox process of withdrawal can be dangerous and is best undertaken with medical supervision at a detox clinic.