Why Is Heroin So Harmful to My Health? Learn More. Is heroin bad for me? What are the short-term and long-term effects of heroin use? How does the human body react to heroin injections? At Archstone Recovery Center, we get all kinds of questions about heroin usage and effects. Heroin is one of the most dangerous drugs available, with users quickly developing a tolerance and needing more and more of the drug in order to feel the same effect. Scientific studies have shown that humans are particularly susceptible to becoming addicted to heroin, compared to other drugs. Not only is heroin itself dangerous in terms of its addictiveness, but the street forms of the drug are often adulterated with poisons in order to increase drug-dealers’ profits. Diluted or “cut” heroin can cause many more health problems than the pure drug. However, the most dangerous part of using heroin is often the needle: people who inject heroin have a great risk of contracting HIV, AIDS, hepatitis, bacterial or fungal infections, or other infectious diseases. Addicts are also at a very great risk for overdosing on heroin, due to the remarkably quick increase in heroin tolerance. If you think you or someone you love is addicted to heroin, you should seek professional, caring help right away. From partial hospitalization, to residential, outpatient, transitional, and extended care programs, Archstone Recovery Center has the right treatment plan to fit your needs. People travel to our beautiful, state-of-the-art facility in Lantana, Florida (FL) from all over the United States: New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), Boston (MA), Philadelphia (PA), Baltimore (MD), Washington DC, and more. We offer hope for addicts to recover their lives with caring treatment to get them clean. Call today to begin your road to recovery with Archstone Recovery Center.