Addiction Topic Keyword: Heroin (p. 1 of 2)

  • Heroin - A Highly Addictive Opioid Drug

    Heroin - A Highly Addictive Opioid Drug

    Heroin is a powerful opioid drug that's made from morphine, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the Asian opium poppy plant. The naturally occurring gummy-like substance is extracted from the poppy seedpods then processed into heroin. Heroin is an illegal drug manufactured in clandestine labs and highly attainable.
    Forms of Heroin White heroin (powder) is the purest form of the...

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  • The Importance of Heroin Relapse Prevention

    The Importance of Heroin Relapse Prevention

    To the uninitiated, getting off heroin can seem like the most difficult thing a person could ever do, but longtime addicts know better. Those experienced former addicts know that recovering from heroin addiction is a lifelong struggle, not a short-term project that can be completed and forgotten.
    Another thing those former addicts know is that avoiding relapses can be even harder than...

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  • Understanding the Dangers of Heroin Abuse and Addiction

    Understanding the Dangers of Heroin Abuse and Addiction

    Heroin, bought by users illegally, is a highly addictive drug that can be smoked, snorted, or injected. Heroin abuse and addiction can cause harmful psychological and physical effects on a person, even fatal consequences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2002 to 2011, the number of drug poisoning deaths involving heroin doubled, from 2,089 deaths in 2002 to 4,397...

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  • 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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  • Opana - Drugstore Heroin

    Opana - Drugstore Heroin

    Another potent and dangerous prescription pain medication that's being abused today is a painkiller called Opana. Opana is the brand name for Oxymorphone and is a very powerful opioid pain killer that's much stronger than OxyContin, which at one time was a very popular drug abused by an enormous amount of people throughout the United States.
    When prescription drugs are reformulated to keep...

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  • Heroin Abuse and Suppositories

    Heroin Abuse and Suppositories

    Heroin is a type of opiate drug. Opiate drugs are a group of narcotic drugs that are designed to relieve pain, but unfortunately they are strong and so they have quite a high potential when it comes to abuse. Most opiate drugs are derived from Asian poppy seed pods. Morphine, opium, heroin and codeine are four of these.
    Heroin actually accounts for as much as 90 percent of all opiate abuse...

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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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  • Commonly Abused Designer Drugs Include Mephedrone and Synthetic Marijuana

    Commonly Abused Designer Drugs Include Mephedrone and Synthetic Marijuana

    We have all heard of designer drugs and how commonly abused some of them are like Ecstasy, ketamine, GHB, LSD and methamphetamine. Many designer drugs are produced in illegal labs and are developed by changing or modifying the chemical structure of another drug like marijuana, cocaine and morphine.
    By taking a drug for example like cocaine and changing the properties, illegal labs are able...

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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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