Frequently Asked Questions: Heroin Addiction Rehab

The use of heroin in the U.S. has been increasing noticeably in recent years. One of the questions most often asked during the national opioid epidemic has been “Does prescription opioid use become a risk factor for heroin use?” The answer is a resounding “Yes.” Research from the NIDA shows that, after the year 2000, nearly 80% of heroin users reported using prescription opioids before their first heroin use. In 2015, a study found that misuse or dependence on prescription opioids has been associated with a 40-fold increased risk of dependence on or abuse of [...]

Opioid Withdrawal Treatment Medication Used During Detox

For many of those who have unintentionally become addicted to their opioid prescription painkillers, and definitely those who have abused opioids, such as heroin, for solely recreational purposes, the first step of any rehab treatment is detoxification, and that may require the use of opioid withdrawal medication to ensure their safety. For those who think opioid withdrawal surely isn’t dangerous, let alone fatal, we encourage you to think again. The abrupt cessation of opioids can produce opioid withdrawal syndrome (also known as opioid discontinuation syndrome) - a set of particular symptoms that occur when there [...]

Cocaine Production Is at An All-Time High, According to a Recent Report

“I hope the World Drug Report 2019 will shed further light on the world drug problem and inform international community responses. By working together and focusing attention and resources, we can help people get the services they need without discrimination, promote security and bring criminals to justice, safeguard health, and achieve Sustainable Development Goals.” ~ Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Ask most Americans what they think the world’s biggest drug threat is, and they will probably  answer opioids such as prescription pain medication, street-level heroin, and illicit synthetics  [...]

Clonidine Addiction Explained

While clonidine addiction isn’t necessarily the most common type of addiction today, its effects on the body, mind, and on an individual’s life can be just as destructive as many other drugs. In this article, we’ll be taking a deep look into what exactly clonidine is, what it’s used for, and how addiction begins. We’ll also be looking at what clonidine addiction looks like and what to expect from rehab treatment. All general drug information including side effects and dosages for clonidine are provided by the Mayo Clinic. Clonidine Classification Also known by [...]

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