“Treatment programs at a credible Missouri rehabilitation center may include on-site counseling sessions to help the patient wean off the drug. Some of the treatments can involve injecting certain medicines to suppress the craving. Dr. Cicero said the data warrants serious attention due to potential consequences from sharing needles or ingesting impure heroin.
A rehab specialist may also have to dig deep into the personal triggers of the patient as to why they turned to heroin abuse. In the JAMA-published study, for example, fifty-four patients admitted being originally hooked on prescription narcotics, but lack of funds prompted shifts to heroin, with middle-class residents providing the product. A bag of heroin reportedly fetches $6 against $80 for a pill of oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), or fentanyl (Duragesic).”