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heroin addiction

Watch Out For These 5 Symptoms of Heroin Use

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Author Alexis Leehan Alexis Leehan Lexie Leehan, CRC is the Alumni and Aftercare Supervisor for Lakeview Health. As an alumna of the program, she truly understands what our patients… read more Published: February 18, 2021 Heroin is an illegal drug with highly addictive qualities. Available for

5 Worst Heroin Side Effects

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 31, 2016 Heroin is a highly addictive, very dangerous and illegal drug that’s responsible for a shocking number of addictions, overdoses and fatalities around the world. While the list of ways heroin can damage a life is extensive, the five worst heroin side effects

The Devastating Side Effects of Heroin

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 24, 2016 Heroin is highly addictive. It’s also highly illegal. Unfortunately, the United States is currently experiencing a surge in heroin use, and there’s little chance that the popularity of this narcotic will end anytime soon. Because the chemical reactions of the drug within

Teen Heroin Statistics [Infographic]

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 14, 2016 The opiate-based drug heroin is incredibly addictive, and it’s well known as one of the hardest drug addictions to break. While all demographics are susceptible to heroin addiction, teens are a particularly vulnerable group. Examining teen heroin statistics can reveal just how

Recognizing the Dangers of Heroin Use

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 21, 2016 Heroin abuse affects more people than just the user. It tears families apart. A family unit does not, and should not, give up on a family member who has fallen victim to heroin use. By understanding the dangers of a drug that

My Heroin Addiction is Ruining My Life – I Need an Opiate Detox

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 8, 2016 Heroin addiction can completely take control of a person’s life, and it doesn’t matter who the person is. It’s often thought that someone addicted to heroin is the stereotypical person living on the streets, begging for change so they can get their

NBA Dreams Shattered by Heroin Addiction

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 11, 2012 Chris Herren, drafted by the Boston Celtics lost his basketball career to heroin.  Herren was both a high school and collegiate level basketball star. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets and later traded to the Boston Celtics. During his rise to

Beat Heroin Addiction with the Help of Inpatient Treatment

Heroin is one of the toughest addictions to overcome. While it is not impossible to overcome addiction by oneself participating in a professional inpatient addiction treatment ones chances of getting and staying sober is greatly increased.