This scene is becoming increasingly common as the abuse of heroin and painkillers increases.
This is a growing problem across the United States. Washington struggles with severely high levels of heroin use and overdoses. In the past few years, the problem has become worse — 607 individuals passed away from overdose between 2009 and 2011.
The first step to combating drug addiction is to become educated on the subject. Please call us today for free drug educational materials on the signs of drug abuse for all drugs to learn to safeguard your friends and family. Below, you’ll find a list of the signs of heroin use to give you a jumpstart on what to look out for if you are worried that a loved one is using drugs. In the event they are, call us so we may assist you in finding a treatment center.
- Sleepiness, nodding off uncontrollably
- Needle marks or sores, especially on arms or legs
- Unhealthy, especially staph infections
- Runny or itchy nose
- Disorientation, confusion
- Sudden changes in moods or emotions
- Money problems, missing items of value
- Dropping responsibilities
- Argumentative and confrontational
- Decline in personal appearance
- Loss of appetite and weight