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Drug Addiction Often Leads to Theft to Fund Addict's Habit
Heroin alters the way the brain works affecting how a person feels, thinks and how they act. Damaging changes continue to occur in the brain when heroin is used frequently eventually taking away a person's ability to control their use or make sound decisions. Heroin addiction is very powerful and can lead to criminal behavior such as shoplifting, stealing from family and friends, burglary, and even embezzlement if an addict is desperate enough.
A heroin addict's drug addiction is fueled by cravings and uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal if they're unable to use and their habit can be rather costly to uphold. Unfortunately, many individuals addicted to heroin or other drugs turn to theft in order to support their habit and sadly this happens all the time.
Anyone that's bought baby formula knows just how pricy it can be and apparently some addicts do too according to a report by KTVI last year. Thefts of infant baby formula were taking place in St. Louis area stores mostly intended for resale by thieves funding their own drug habits.
You may think only unemployed addicts would have to resort to theft to fund their drug habit but that's simply not true. Drug addiction of any kind can become very expensive depending on a person's extent of use. A music teacher in upstate New York was busted and charged with stealing school instruments that she was pawning to support her heroin habit according to an NBC News report a few weeks back.
Drug addiction of any kind ruins lives and can sadly lead an addict down a path of despair and destruction if their addiction is left untreated. Effective treatment is available today for heroin and other forms of opioid addiction. If you or someone you care about is addicted to heroin or prescription painkillers, seeking help can bring a life of lasting freedom and recovery.