Heroin is considered the most addictive illegal drug on the planet. This is one of the reasons why heroin usage throughout the United States has increased exponentially over the last few years. Sadly, St. Louis is not spared from this unfortunate trend. According to a report from KMOV St. Louis, two more men were recently arrested for possession of heroin:
“Two St. Louis-area men face charges after they were found passed out in a Louisville police parking lot after the Kentucky Derby early Sunday morning.
Darelle Simmons, 37, and Dwight Brown, 44, were both charged with public intoxication, possession of an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana and first-degree possession of heroin.
Police say officers discovered heroin and marijuana in bags sitting on Simmons’ lap, as well as open beer and wine containers in the SUV’s center console.”
The addictive nature of heroin makes it an incredibly difficult habit to break. However, just because it is difficult to stop taking heroin doesn’t mean that it is impossible. Although success stories do not circulate as frequently as stories about arrests, many people recover from their addictions with the help of St. Louis drug rehab facilities like Midwest Institute for Addiction.
Should you wish to avoid professional drug rehab in St. Louis, you can always opt to quit heroin on your own. Know, however, that this is an option that is more difficult, primarily because you have to face withdrawal symptoms on your own. If you still wish to push through with this decision, here are a few tips to help you better cope with your withdrawal symptoms:
Once you stop using heroin, your body will begin to detox itself of the substance through urine, sweat, etc. To help facilitate this expulsion of toxins, drink lots of water. Not only does it keep you hydrated, it can also help you cope with headaches, constipation, and many other withdrawal symptoms.
It may be difficult to fall asleep, but do your best to get the recommended eight of hours of sleep during your detox period. Your body heals the fastest when you are asleep, so get as much of it as you possibly can.
As you recover, your body will desperately try to convince you that you need to “shoot up”. Ignore every temptation thrown your way. Hitting the gym, cycling, and other forms of exercise will help keep your mind off the craving for heroin. At the same time, exercise helps increase perspiration and urination, allowing you to expel even more toxins from your body.
(Source: 2 local men found passed out in police parking lot after attending Kentucky Derby; KMOV St. Louis; May 5, 2014)