The greatest signs of heroin addiction are the tracks from injections and the severe change of moods from the euphoric high to the extreme low prior to the next dose. Heroin is very addictive, and tolerance builds quickly, leading to the need for more frequent and larger, more dangerous doses.

Common signs of Heroin addiction:

Physical signs:

  • Runny Nose
  • Needle Marks On Arms & Legs, Or Infections
  • Slurred Speech
  • Alternating Between Sleepiness & Hyper-Alertness
  • Shallow Breathing
  • Nausea And/Or Vomiting
  • Small Pupils

Behavioral signs:

  • Loss Of Motivation
  • Poor Memory
  • Spending Time With A Different Social Circle
  • Disorientation
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • No Interest In The Future
  • Poor Self-Image And/Or No Upkeep Of Self
  • Hostile
  • Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia

Overdose signs:

  • Slow, Shallow, Distressed Breathing
  • Extremely Small Pupils
  • Tongue Discoloration
  • Dry Mouth
  • Weak Pulse
  • Lips & Fingernails Tinged With Blue
  • Stomach Spasms & Constipation
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Disorientation To Delirium
  • Coma