Heroin use has been on the rise since 2002, doubling over the course of ten years. With this increase in heroin use comes the need for new and improved forms of treatment. While medications and traditional therapy are important in the continued fight against heroin addiction, researchers are beginning to look toward new innovations to […]
The United States is experiencing a rise in deaths related to drug overdoses and heroin epidemic. Since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses has increased 137%, including a 200% increase in the rate of opioid overdoses resulting in death. ABC recently aired a special on heroin addiction treatment. The special investigation Breaking Point: […]
3 Tips to staying sober at SXSW 1.Taking it slow. While you want to get back in the social swing of things, one poor decision can undermine the hard work and determination you put into getting sober. Whether you’re a newcomer or have years of sobriety, the best rule of thumb in staying sober during […]
Heroin addiction can feel like a nightmare, and those who suffer from it often cannot escape on their own. Their bodies and minds have been conditioned to need regular doses, and the more they consume, the more difficult the addiction is to overcome. Fortunately, there are ways to help. Though it may be difficult, a […]
Have you ever wondered how people get addicted to heroin? Many substances can lead to addiction, but heroin is among the worst because substantial effects on the body and mind make it a difficult drug to combat. With all the drugs out there, how can you tell if a person has formed a heroin addiction?
Research shows addicted women are more likely than men to face multiple barriers to treatment. They’re also less likely to seek treatment than men, which may be a result of the additional challenges they face.
Over the past decade or so a new heroin-like drug has spread across Russia and spilled out to other countries, including the United States. Krokodil, a home-brewed opiate that rots the skin of its users, became popular because it is cheap and can be made with easily obtainable codeine and chemicals. The life-expectancy of a […]
If you want to get sober, withdrawal symptoms are a normal part of the process. Although they are uncomfortable, they are often short-lived and are very manageable with medical treatment. However, many people experience mild withdrawal symptoms that persist or randomly re-appear in the early months of recovery. These types of withdrawal symptoms are known […]
As more states test the waters with the legalization of marijuana, a dangerous new trend is rearing its head: dabs.
The rise in prescription drug abuse has created an unexpected trend, a rise in the use of the opioid drug heroin. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 1 in 15 people who abuse prescription pain relievers will try heroin within ten years.1