Heroin and the Ease of Addiction


Developing an addiction to heroin is incredibly easy, as it strongly affects the body’s central nervous system. Because of its intensely euphoric effects, continued use can quickly lead to an addiction. According to the CDC, non-hispanic white males aged 18- to 25 years old and people living in large metropolitan areas are at the most

How Methadone is Used to Treat Heroin Addiction


Individuals who are addicted to heroin and other opiate products, including oxycodone, will experience severe and often-dangerous physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms when they stop using these drugs. Those symptoms are cited as a primary reason for relapses when heroin addicts are in rehab. Methadone is used to ease the worst of those symptoms and

What to Expect from Quitting Heroin


  The first and foremost thing to emphasize when discussing heroin addiction is the importance of seeking help. Heroin is a very dangerous drug to abuse and quitting can be equally dangerous. It takes hold of the body and doesn’t let go without a fight. Heroin is an incredibly powerful painkiller in the opioid family

5 Things to Know about Treating Heroin Addiction


With drug overdose ranking first among all other causes of adult accidental death in America, it is increasingly important to be aware of some critical factors regarding drug treatment. The last ten years have seen the largest increases in heroin use among the young adult population on record; more than double the number of previous

What Is OxyContin and Why Do People Overdose?

OxyContin, a semi synthetic opioid analgesic, is prescribed in tablet form for the management of chronic or severe pain. It’s effective when it comes to this purpose. Unfortunately, it’s a commonly abused and illicitly traded drug that accounts for a lot of addictions and overdoses. OxyContin delivers a powerful euphoria when taken in large amounts,

Warning Signs of Opiate Addiction

Opiate addictions may once have been centered in opium dens of the nineteenth century and among heroin addicts in the 1970’s. Modern opiate addictions are broader and more insidious, as they affect every social strata and demographic group in virtually every part of the United States. If your physician gave you a prescription for an