Heroin addiction is not a phase. It is one of the worlds most highly addictive substances. Estimates vary, but it is believed that up to 25% of individuals trying heroin for the first time will become addicted. Do not let shame or guilt stop you from getting help for your young adult quickly. With the median age of death for heroin addicts at 30, realize that death from heroin is inevitable unless the addict gets treatment.
Help spread the facts about Teens and Opiates, including Heroin, visit the National Institute for Drug Abuse, National Drug Facts Week. Opioid Facts Heroin Facts Teens Prescription Drug Abuse What Is Your States Prescription Drug Abuse? Also to help, here are articles New Hope Recovery Center has written about Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin:..
As the science of addiction medicine evolves, doctors have begun using new drugs in revolutionary ways that are changing how we think of and treat addiction. Vivitrol is a drug used to treat both opioid addiction as well as alcoholism. Since 2006, when it was first approved by the FDA for alcoholism, many patients have..
Looking into addiction treatment programs (rehab) for yourself or a loved one can seem overwhelming. Generally life is already stressful and unmanageable. Trying to understand what options are available within the treatment world and what would work best is not an easy task. To give you a starting point, here are 5 frequently asked questions..
Prescription drug abuse and addiction is something frequently over looked. Stigma is guided by perception and in the field of addiction there is a hierarchy of stigma. A common stigma easily identified is the public perception surrounding licit and illicit drugs. Alcohol is perceived as a lesser evil because it is a legal substance, whereas..
The recent death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman has once again shined a spotlight on heroin addiction. A true epidemic that is not only impacting inner cities, suburbs and rural areas, but also poor, middle and upper classes, the rich and famous included. Phillip Seymour Hoffman passed away in his New York City apartment on February..
Perhaps the hardest part of drug or alcohol addiction treatment is actually getting there. The fears about entering an addiction treatment program or facility (rehab) can overpower the will to get sober and keep someone from getting the help they need. With so many unknowns involved, its not surprising many people initially decide against treatment..
Heroin use in Chicago and surrounding suburbs has continued to escalate. Heroin is an extremely addictive opioid drug that is synthesized from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seedpod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as black..
When people abuse alcohol or drugs, they are taking risks with their health. With Drug and Alcohol abuse it does not take long for damage to occur to ones brain, body, and mind. Along with the substance itself, there are risks and dangers associated with the lifestyle of substance abusers. Certain lifestyle risks include financial,..
As 2013 comes to a close, we wanted to review our most popular articles during the year. In reviewing the most viewed articles, four major themes emerge as the top concerns and focus of our readers during this year. Warning Signs It is clear that many people are interested in determining if they or a..
Families operate as a system, no matter how functional or dysfunctional that may be perceived to be. Each family member has a role. It is not necessarily an assigned role, it is often an assumed role based off of learned actions and reactions. Families which have one or more members who suffer from addiction will..