detoxing from heroin

What Helps With Detoxing From Heroin? Though it may be a huge challenge to imagine that the highly unpleasant experience of going through a heroin detox will indeed end in a matter of days, rest assured that it will.  Taking that very first step to launching a total restart to life as a clean and […]

why is heroin so addictive

Why is Heroin So Addictive? The resurgence of heroin over the past decade has taken the nation completely off guard.  Once considered a passé drug of the 1970s, out of nowhere heroin returned to the drug scene, plowing through all social strata—from impoverished rural communities to affluence suburban enclaves.  No state or county in the […]

opiate detox cold turkey

So you have had it with the opiate addiction. You are done. Arriving at this crossroads is cause for celebration because it means you value your life and want to break free of these deadly drugs in order to reclaim it. But approaching this momentous decision impulsively will surely not result in a successful outcome. […]

Visible Signs of Heroin Abuse

The past decade has seen a surprising spike in the use of heroin, a drug that was once associated with the 1970s and multiple high profile overdose deaths, such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison. But after retreating into relative obscurity for many years, heroin has returned to the spotlight. According to the […]

cheese is like heroin

At first glance someone reading that title might conjure up images of Gouda or Brie and imagine that, yes, yummy cheese might be just as addicting as an illicit drug such as heroin. Only in this case, cheese is heroin. Yep, a strange concoction made of black tar heroin and regular drugstore medications like Tylenol PM or Benadryl […]

acupuncture-for-alcoholism-and-depression

Holistic is hip. Americans are warming up to accepting Eastern alternative healing protocols across the healthcare spectrum, which now includes addiction treatment as well. Rehab programs are embracing the holistic treatments to compliment their traditional therapies, and the effects have been positive. Drug addiction disrupts the connection between mind, body, and spirit, and by adding […]

Long Term Side Effects of Oxycodone Addiction

It may have begun with an innocent desire to alleviate pain following surgery or injury, but at some point in the weeks that followed you became addicted to oxycodone. Oxycodone, sold under the brand names OxyContin and Percocet, is a powerful prescription painkiller made of a highly addicting synthetic opioid. The drug is so potentially addicting […]

Vicodin Addiction Behavioral

Vicodin, from the synthetic opioid hydrocodone, is a highly addictive and abused opioid drug.  As with all opioids, Vicodin provides swift relief of pain with an accompanying sense of deep relaxation and euphoria, creating a high risk for dependence to develop. Vicodin can become addictive in as few as two weeks of regular use, leading […]

Fentanyl Patch Addiction Treatment

Fentanyl is one of the most powerful synthetic opioids available, and has been associated with tens of thousands of overdose deaths in recent years. Many of these deaths occur because an addict may purchase illicit drugs on the street or the Internet, unaware that what they are ingesting or injecting contains the potentially lethal drug, […]