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21 Jul 2010

I have stopped using Herion, I used it for fun on weekends and now that I have stopped I cannot seem to stop eating and have gained alot of weight is this normal? I now just want to start using again to lose the weight,I know there are other ways but its alot easier to lose weight by using. what are the other after effects from using Herion? thanks
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Stacy

It appears as if you have cross-addicted from herion to food. In other words you have substituted over -eating in place of heroin abuse. The deliterious effects of Herion abuse cannot be overstated as it leaves long-term physical, psycological and emotional damage. It is good that you have put the drug down but now you need to maintain your abstinence to achieve long term recovery. Part of this will be address the underlying issues and reasons why you have developed what appears to be a eating disorder (overeating). We at Harmony can assist you achieve recovery from chemical and process addictions so call us on 021 790 7770 or
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