Archive: Blog, Heroin

How Do Suboxone Programs Work?

September 27th, 2017

Suboxone’s primary ingredient, buprenorphine, is one of the most common, evidenced-based medications used to treat opioid addictions. When used as part of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), within a comprehensive inpatient drug rehab program, Suboxone can be a critical component of recovery from opioids. Suboxone is prescribed to individuals in both an in an inpatient rehab setting […]

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Carfentanil-Laced Heroin Abuse And Addiction Infographic

September 20th, 2016

Carfentanil (also called carfentanyl) is a potent opioid synthetic the strength of which totals 10,000 times that of morphine, and 100 times that of fentanyl, a potent narcotic analgesic. It is the most potent opioid in commercial use, and is meant for use as an anaesthetic in large animals only– the strength of one dosage […]

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Understanding The Current Wave Of Heroin Use

September 13th, 2016

One cannot go through a week without hearing some story in the local news about heroin; an arrest, an overdose, the numbers of ER visits increasing, etc. Googling for “Heroin Use,” to see what the trends are in news stories, the first three pages display ten articles posted in the past 12 hours. Over one […]

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Carfentanil-Laced Heroin Abuse And Addiction

July 25th, 2016

What Is Carfentanil? Carfentanil, which was formerly known under the commercial name Wildnil, was first synthesized in the early 1970s. It was produced for commercial applications as a general anesthetic for large animals. It was not created or intended for human use. The National Institutes of Health’s Open Chemistry Database explains that it “is an […]

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Celebrities That Beat Heroin Addiction

May 9th, 2016

Eric Clapton Few guitarists have had the type of acclaimed and lengthy career as Eric Clapton. From his early days playing blues with the Yardbirds, through his psychedelic period with Cream, the heart-wrenching romanticism of Derek And The Dominos, and his own lengthy and diverse career, Clapton has maintained a constant presence in the music […]

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Signs of Heroin Use Infographic

February 23rd, 2016

Heroin is one of the most dangerous drugs in the world and it causes a wide range of physical, emotional, and psychological problems. These problems can change a person’s appearance, alter their physical health, and change their personality. Spotting these problems in a loved one requires understanding and spotting the various symptoms that they cause. […]

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Signs Of Heroin Use

February 3rd, 2016

Physical Symptoms The most common physical sign of heroin use is thought to be “track marks,” or small puncture wounds on the skin. The injection site may become infected from multiple pokes, leading to scars. Track marks are most commonly observed on the arms and inside of the elbows. Long sleeves are often worn (even […]

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Trading One Addiction For Another: Do Drug Rehab Centers Put Patients On Prescription Drugs?

July 27th, 2015

Drug Replacement Therapy People undergoing drug replacement therapy are prescribed a medication which simulates the substance from which they suffer dependency. It is prescribed by a doctor and can be distributed in two ways: inpatient or outpatient procedures. Inpatient drug replacement therapy requires staying at the facility while outpatient therapy lets the patient return home. […]

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Can I Get In Legal Trouble For Admitting Drug Use In Rehab?

June 25th, 2015

The Short Answer Is “No” It varies from situation to situation, but in the vast majority of cases, simply admitting illegal drug use to your treatment professional will not land you in jail. This is true whether you’re owning up to past drug use as a condition of entering rehab, or revealing a current relapse […]

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The Difference Between Vivitrol And Suboxone

June 23rd, 2015

Overcoming heroin or other opioid addiction can be a challenging process for the strongest of individuals. Addiction to these substances often requires traditional therapy as well as a pharmacological intervention, which is the use of medications designed to reduce cravings and either partially or fully block the effects of opioid drugs, thereby reducing the motivation […]

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Will Drug Rehab Fix My Son Or Daughter?

June 9th, 2015

Having a child who is suffering from drug addiction is a difficulty that no parent wants to endure. Your son or daughter is going through something that you may not fully understand, but you, as well, are taking on the nightmare that is drug addiction, while your child persists in dependency. Your child’s illness may […]

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Communicable Diseases From IV Drug Use

May 18th, 2015

How Does This Happen? Injectable drugs such as heroin and cocaine are illegal. The main way a user gets them is by buying them from a drug dealer, but that dealer is not generally the first person to have contact with the drug. In fact, as one supplier sells to another, the drug is often […]

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