Treating Heroin Cravings with Virtual Reality

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 […]

Generation “Heroin” – The Generation Addicted to Heroin

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: […]

Staying Sober at SXSW

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 […]

How to Host a Heroin Addiction Intervention

How to Host a Heroin Addiction Intervention family hosts intervention for heroin addict

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 […]

What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)?

What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)? man suffers from withdrawal symptoms in bed

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 […]

How Does Prescription Drug Abuse Lead to Heroin Addiction?

How Does Prescription Drug Abuse Lead to Heroin Addiction? prescription drugs at a pharmacy

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

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