Delaware

Heroin addiction treatment

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Heroin Treatment in Delaware

Based upon gathered treatment statistics and medical examiner information, the magnitude of the heroin threat in Delaware is considerably large. But according to data from the State of Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, heroin-related treatment admissions to publicly funded facilities decreased 9 percent from 2,356 in SFY2000 to 2,153 in SFY2001. In spite of this decrease however, there were more heroin related admissions to treatment than to any other illicit drug in SFY2001. Heroin is very frequently the cause in drug deaths in the Wilmington metropolitan area. According to DAWN mortality data, there were 32 heroin/morphine-related deaths in Wilmington in 2001. Heroin/ morphine were the only drug present in four of these deaths.

Heroin is most readily available in the northern urban areas of the state, and increasingly is available in rural areas of Delaware. Most of the Heroin on the street is South American in origin. Three of the five law enforcement respondents to the NDTS 2002 in Delaware reported that the availability of heroin is medium or high in their jurisdictions.

Soon after injection (or inhalation), heroin crosses the blood-brain barrier. In the brain, heroin is converted to morphine and reach quickly to opioid receptors. Heroin users usually report feeling a surge of pleasurable sensation, a “rush.” The intensity of the rush depends of how much of the drug is taken and how fast heroin enters the brain and binds to the natural opioid receptors. Heroin is very addictive because it enters the brain so quickly. With heroin, the rush is normally accompanied by a warm flushing of the skin, dry mouth, and a heavy feeling in the extremities, which may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and severe itching.

Short term effects

Rush

Depressed respiration
Clouded mental functioning
Nausea and vomiting
Suppression of pain
Spontaneous abortion

After the primary effects, abusers normally will be drowsy for few hours. Mental function is clouded by heroin’s effect on the central nervous system (CNS). Cardiac functions slow. Breathing is also severely slowed, sometimes to the point of death. Heroin overdose is a particular risk on the street, where the amount and purity of the substance cannot be accurately known.