When people overdose on heroin, their breathing often slows or stops. It can decrease the amount of oxygen that reaches the brain. A condition called hypoxia. Hypoxia can have short- and long-term mental effects and effects on the nervous system, including coma and permanent brain damage.
Permanent brain damage due to an opiate overdose is a real and life-altering consequence of opiate abuse. The dramatic increase of opiate-related deaths is now demanding public attention, but the consequence of permanent brain damage remains largely unreported.
If you or someone you love is abusing opiates like heroin abuse, it is essential to understand the risks involved with an overdose. Call now to learn how we can help you get and stay sober.