Tag: heroin

Serious health risks can arise when heroin is discontinued abruptly. Before you decide to stop using drugs or alcohol on your own it is important to consider the health risks. Seeking professional medical care is often considered best practice. Generally due to the standards, supervision, and protocols put in place to keep individuals safe in treatment most families agree.

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I Found Powder in My Kids Room. Could It Be Heroin? All across America, the biggest fear parents have is that their son or daughter will begin to use heroin. With news of the heroin epidemic taking the lives of our youth far too often, their fears are very valid. In many cases, this has

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Using Marijuana to Fight the Heroin Epidemic is A Bad Idea. The official position of Lighthouse Recovery Institute is that Marijuana should never be used to fight the heroin epidemic. We also feel it is part of our duty to our past, current and future clients and their family members to report the danger and

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Opiate Rehab New Jersey? No, its time for a change. You used opiates in New Jersey, does that mean you can’t stay sober in New Jersey… No. I will tell you though that it is much, much easier to get and stay sober in a place your body and mind isn’t already associating with Opiates.

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Selling Narcan Over the Counter  Naloxone (Narcan) has recently been released in limited proportions for sale over the counter in select pharmacies and states. Selling Narcan over the counter is a bold move in what many are looking at as part of the war against drugs, specifically the war against the opioid epidemic sweeping across

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I Fell In Love With a Recovering Heroin Addict  We can’t choose who we fall in love with. Three years ago, I knew nothing about addiction, even though I was suffering from alcohol addiction myself, it just hadn’t been brought to light quite yet. I definitely knew nothing about heroin addiction, and would never think

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Ex-NBA Player Talks About His Drug Addiction Ex-Boston Celtics player Chris Herren recently spoke to an audience at The John Carroll School in Bel Air, Maryland about his personal struggle with drug addiction and his recovery. He brought to light the fact that anyone can fall victim to addiction, even the most prominent and promising

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Opioid Use is Rampant Opioid abuse has become an all-American epidemic, unique to our country and widespread enough to be called a public health outbreak. Abuse covers all ages, races, classes, and genders, however, the most typical victim is a non-Hispanic Caucasian male in his mid-30s. In emergency rooms, nurses are not surprised when new

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Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Florida – Business is Booming Rehabilitation centers in Florida have been popping up left and right in recent years – it seems as if nowadays, there is a drug rehab on almost every corner, all throughout Southern Florida. Why the sudden increase in treatment facilities? The past decade has seen a

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New Jersey-based company Braeburn Pharmaceuticals recently developed an implantable device called probuphine, intended to treat opiate addiction in the same way as Suboxone – without such an extreme potential for abuse. The device is composed of four metal rods, each which slowly seep buprenorphine (a semisynthetic opioid medication) and are no larger than a matchstick.

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