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Can heroin addicts recover?

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Asked: 2018-07-15 09:58:20
I am a mother of a daughter that is a heroin addict. It is my understanding that she started smoking percocet but it got too expensive so she started doing heroin. She got introduced to heroin through a using friend and I didn't find out until she was in a full blown addiction. She lost her job, dropped out of school and her life is in a downward spiral. I really don't know what to do at this point will she ever recover and will i ever have my daughter back?


Answered: 2018-07-16 12:13:32

Hi Samara, To give you a bit of hope I'm an ex heroin addict and I've been in recovery for quite some time. I put my mother through a lot during my addiction. And I'm sad to say that I didn't stop using the drug until I had lost what I thought was everything.


Answered: 2018-07-15 22:34:29

So many people spend their life trying to get and stay clean from drugs. Heroin is especially challenging to get off of. Recovering from heroin is possible but she has to hit rock bottom before she is willing and really wants to stop.


Answered: 2018-10-31 18:59:21

Heroin addicts can absolutely recover! To be clear, it's not an easy process. There will be a lot of work on your daughter's part, and there will need to be a lot of patience on yours. There will be times where both of you feel like this isn't happening fast enough and you will need to remember that this process takes time; she didn't become a heroin addict in the blink of an eye, and she won't bounce back that quickly either. Addiction is a family disease; it manifests itself in all of the people around the addict. It may help your daughter to recover if you look into counseling for family members of drug addicts.


Answered: 2018-10-31 21:03:48

A handful of friends and myself are recovered from heroin addiction. If you work an honest and dedicated recovery program, living drug-free for the long-term is likely.

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