Drug offenses involving heroin are on the rise in Vista Courts. It is a result of it being relatively inexpensive and available from Mexico. It is one of the most addictive and destructive illegal drugs in the world. It is extremely difficult to beat an addiction to the drug and relapses are common. Addicts will do and say anything to get the drug, committing various crimes to feed their habit. Withdrawal can be painful and have severe physical symtoms like pain, diahrea, vomiting, convulsions, muscle and bone. There are detox programs where heroin addicts are given a daily substitute opiate, methodaone and they can function. There are other drugs which help detox like suboxone and vivatrol.