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Heroin is know as one of the most addictive substances on the planet. It is little suprise then that South Africa has such a high rate of Heroin Addiction. Tolerance to Heroin can be built up over a relatively short period of time. This in turn makes the addiction more dangerous and difficult to stop or control.
Other names for Heroin
Brown, Smack, China White, Junk, Skag, Dragon and Dope to name a few. Due to the availability of Heroin in South Africa a huge rise in Heroin Addiction has been seen in the country over recent years.
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What is Heroin?
Heroin, also known as diamorphine (BAN), is an opioid analgesic synthesized by C.R. Alder Wright in 1874 by adding two acetyl groups to the molecule morphine, found in the opium poppy. It is the 3,6-diacetyl ester of morphine. Heroin itself is an active drug, but it is also converted into morphine in the body. Heroin is commonly injected (mainlined) and smoked (chasing the dragon) but can also be snorted. Heroin is incredibly addictive and effects the lives of millions not only in South Africa but worldwide.
Heroin Addiction Home Detox South Africa
At Home Detox South Africa we can offer you a safe and comfortable way to Detox from Heroin addiction at home. We can offer a service which will include a detox programme to suit your needs depending on your current usage amounts and method of using. Withdrawing from Heroin without professional medical assistance can be extremely dangerous.
Heroin Addiction in South Africa
The use of Heroin amongst South Africans has doubled in the past year. This is due to various reasons including the reduction in price and the way it has been pushed into certain townships. It is said to effect as many as 70% of residents in the southern suburb of Chatsworth. Another reason for the dramatic rise is the street drug called Nyaope in which Heroin is mixed with Cannabis. This has caused a dramatic rise in Heroin Addiction in South Africa. It is estimated over 8% of the South African population is addicted to Heroin.
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