Addiction Topic Keyword: Heroin Addiction (p. 1 of 1)

  • Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

    Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

    All drugs of abuse have a negative impact on a person's life when they're abused, especially once a person develops addiction to one of them. Some drugs like heroin are very powerful and addictive and can lead to physical dependence very quickly with frequent use. Throughout the United States alone thousands of people have overdosed on heroin and sadly many have not survived.
    Some people...

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  • Heroin Addiction and Treatment - Updated 2011

    Heroin Addiction and Treatment - Updated 2011

    The heroin supply that's found throughout the United States comes from foreign sources which include Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and Latin America. Heroin is trafficked throughout the U.S. and ends up in the hands of teens, young and older adults sadly destroying their lives as well as those who love and care about them.
    Unfortunately the use of heroin is increasing in many areas...

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  • Fentanyl Laced Heroin or Cocaine is a Deadly Combo

    Fentanyl Laced Heroin or Cocaine is a Deadly Combo

    In the past, heroin that was laced with fentanyl killed a vast amount of people in many areas including Chicago and Philadelphia. In 2006 there was an action alert put out by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) about the combination of fentanyl and cocaine and heroin. There were many overdoses and drug related deaths at that time in the east coast and Midwest...

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  • Individual Assessments and Treatments Strengthens Addiction Recovery

    Individual Assessments and Treatments Strengthens Addiction Recovery

    Safe Detoxification When a person abuses drugs overtime they become dependent or addicted to them and when they stop using, withdrawal symptoms are experienced. Detoxification is the process the body goes through as the chemicals and toxins from substances abused are leaving the body.
    During this time withdrawal symptoms are experienced and behavior based therapy or medications can be...

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  • D.A.R.E. Educating Our Youth About Drugs

    D.A.R.E. Educating Our Youth About Drugs

    D.A.R.E. This is a Drug Prevention Program that could save your child's life in more than one way. Today more than ever before programs like D.A.R.E. are needed to help educate our youth about the dangers of drugs, substance abuse and how to resist the temptations of peer pressure.
    D.A.R.E. teaches our young people not only the serious dangers associated with drug use but most importantly...

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  • How Did My Casual Drug Use Lead to Full Blown Addiction?

    How Did My Casual Drug Use Lead to Full Blown Addiction?

    I can't imagine how many people have asked them self this very same question. Let's face it I seriously doubt anyone has ever set out having 'addiction' their goal when using drugs to get high. Unfortunately many young people have made the mistake of either listening to friends or assuming on their own 'they can control their drug use'.  
    They may be able to control their drug use in...

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  • Heroin

    Heroin "Widely Available" Very Deadly

    Heroin ‘Widely Available”, what exactly does that mean? We have talked a lot about Heroin in other articles and what effect Heroin has on our society. We know Heroin is an opiate and is synthesized from morphine. We also know that Heroin is extremely addictive and in so many cases, deadly.
    When reading articles on this drug, I keep hearing that it’s ‘widely...

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  • Opiate Addiction

    Opiate Addiction

    You've never touched drugs in your life and you go to the Doctor one morning only to be told that that your urine sample shows you've been smoking heroin or possibly injecting a little too much morphine. How'd that happen? As you talk to the Doctor about your food intake over the last two days: banana, bagel, strawberry...wait, wait what type of bagel did you have? A poppy seed bagel. That...

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  • Heroin Detox

    Heroin Detox

    Heroin addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. The heroin abuser ’s nervous system becomes accustomed to accommodating chronic exposure to the drug, which is an opioid. Therefore, during heroin detoxification excruciating withdrawal symptoms are ubiquitous.
    Withdrawal symptoms begin within 12 hours of not using and peak after two to four days. The symptoms...

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  • Heroin Addiction and Treatment

    Heroin Addiction and Treatment

    Heroin is a powerful addictive drug sweeping the United States causing intense euphoria and strong physical dependence in its users. Heroin is processed from morphine; a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seedpod of certain varieties of poppy plants and appears as a white or brown powdery substance.
    Heroin is highly addictive because it enters the brain rapidly and affects...

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