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How Long Does Heroin Withdrawal Last?
Very few people can escape a heroin addiction without suffering significant consequences. It’s the kind of drug that gets ahold of the drug user and generally turns their life upside down. That’s why you don’t meet old heroin addicts. They either get the help they need before it’s too late or suffer the dire consequences […]
Why are Opioids Addictive?
Opium has been used for pain relief for many millennia. Heroin has been used for pain, cough, diarrhea and insomnia since 1898, when a German chemist created this very first true opioid. Morphine had been isolated from opium some ninety-six years earlier by another German chemist. With the advent of the hypodermic syringe in about […]
What are the 12 principles of AA?
AA is a peer-based support system for recovering alcoholics and other addicts. Through its 12 steps, it teaches how to get sober and maintain that sobriety for life. It’s a controversial program with varying degrees of effectiveness, depending on who you ask. However, there is no question that AA has helped many people to get […]
What are the Long Term Effects of Taking Suboxone?
Suboxone is a combination drug product containing the synthetic opioid buprenorphine and the semi-synthetic opioid overdose antidote naloxone. You may be more familiar with its brand name Narcan. Buprenorphine was first developed in 1965 and then approved for use in the United States in 1981. Suboxone has only been in common use as an opioid […]
What Are The Long Lasting Effects Of Opioid Abuse?
Whether legally prescribed for legitimate medical purposes or obtained illicitly for recreational pursuits, various drugs can have lasting impacts on those ingesting said substances. One such type of substances are called opioids. Opioids are a specific differentiation of drugs derived from the seeds of poppy plants. The extracted materials can be used to create a […]
Is heroin detox worse than prescription opioids?
Opioids come in many varieties. From prescription painkillers to street-manufactured heroin and fentanyl, opioids are out there causing a wide range of issues due in large part to the abuse of opioid substances. The real issue with opioids is the highly addictive nature of drugs that contain opium as an active ingredient. Initially, opioids create […]
How to Deal With a Secret Alcoholic?
Alcoholism can have some adverse effects on your health: your emotional well-being, professional life, and personal relationships will be affected. Nonetheless, there is a considerable percentage of alcoholics who usually function well such that they can maintain their household and their current jobs. Such individuals usually hide their alcohol addiction for many years, and they […]
Is Fentanyl Dangerous?
Is fentanyl dangerous? Well, any drug can be dangerous, but accidental overdose deaths from this drug have risen sharply in recent years. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid first created in 1960 by a Belgian chemist named Paul Janssen. Dr. Janssen was trying to synthesize new molecules that would be effective for the treatment of […]
Where Can I Get Group Therapy for Cannabis Use?
Substance abuse disorders can be puzzling and confusing. This disease of addiction can be a tricky thing to both personally accept, let alone seek help when the situation becomes a problem. There are a number of drugs that can trigger an addiction. The list of substances is not restricted to illegal street drugs. Even alcohol […]
What is Tramadol?
Tramadol is an opioid medication that is used for treating pain. The FDA has issued multiple warnings due to a high risk of dependency and addiction, plus the potential for dangerous side effects. While Tramadol can be used responsibly, it is often the first painkiller that leads people down the road of addiction. The serious […]