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Heroin Side Effects

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Heroin side effects can significantly impact your life not only while you are using, but also long afterward. Heroin is highly addictive and fast-acting, leading to its role as one of the most commonly abused opioids, especially because it is associated with feelings of euphoria and relaxation. Unfortunately, heroin and other opioids are deadly and

Heroin Drug Use Continues To Climb Among Young Adults

Small quiet towns and upper middle-income suburbs have a new thief to worry about. Its name is heroin. One by one, young people are succumbing to its blackmail, just to be able to function. Not unlike an animal that tastes blood for the first time, the heroin drug first paralyzes its victim with ecstasy while

What Happens to Your Body After Heroin? [Infographic]

What happens to your body after heroin use isn’t particularly pleasant to think about, but it’s important to understand just how damaging this drug can be. Every year, opiate addiction costs the United States $484 billion, and, sadly, heroin use jumped a shocking 63% between 2002 and 2013. By taking a closer look at what

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

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 fix. While this may be your story, it’s not the story for most

Heroin and Fentanyl Combination Ravages Florida

There has been a sharp increase in overdose deaths from extremely potent opioids in Florida. In a new report, medical examiners recorded a doubling in combined deaths from fentanyl and heroin statewide. Fentanyl is a fast-acting, very dangerous analgesic. In a nationwide alert last year, DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart warned that “often laced in heroin,

Suboxone & Methadone Not an Alternative to Addiction Treatment

Suboxone and methadone are often used by individuals who are trying to stop their addiction to opiates. The problem with drugs like suboxone and methodone and those similar is that they are also addictive and can lead one down a very similar path as addiction to other drugs.

Government to Increase Education on Prescription Drug Abuse

The government/Obama administration recognizes the increasing problem with prescription drug abuse and is currently putting together a plan to get the problem under control. The premise behind the campaign is education with doctors, parents, young adults and the health care industry in general.

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.

Methadone Just as Harmful as Heroin

There is a misconception that methadone addiction is not as dangerous as a heroin or opiate addiction. Nothing could be further from the truth. Methadone is highly addictive and dangerous. Their are many horror stories of individuals who became addicted to methadone and did not seek out help.