U.K. newspaper the Daily Mail has published an article bemoaning “state-sponsored drug addicts” who have been taking the heroin substitute methadone for extended periods of time, shining the spotlight on the potential problems with the harm reduction approach embraced by the country. In England alone, the treatment costs around £439 million ($701 million) per year, […]
Immigration reform and border security are hot topics in Washington. Typically, these stories tend to focus on how Mexican criminals cross our borders, bringing with them violence and drugs. Now an investigative news group has published findings which suggest that it isn’t illegals who are carrying the bulk of drugs across our border with Mexico […]
Chris Kelly will likely forever be remembered for his pre-pubescent career as a rap star. As part of the duo Kris Kross, he and partner Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith had a No. 1 hit “Jump” that stayed there for two months in 1992. It’s hard to imagine that the kid ingrained in our minds as […]
Harm reduction is a technique used to treat drug addiction that is aptly described by its name. The philosophy of harm reduction is to provide addicts with a safe environment in which to use, in the name of reducing the amount of harm associated with using that drug. The focus is on preventing harm to […]
The use of drugs like heroin for recreational purposes is often a topic of hot debate; but some of the horror stories hitting the news lately have forced a few pauses as well as the question: are the drugs themselves really so bad, or is it the substances employed to cut them? It seems unfathomable, […]
Heroin addicts can have longer lives with better quality, and they cost society less when they are prescribed heroin rather than methadone as replacement therapy, according to a major new study from Canada.
Opioid addictions can be challenging to overcome and relapse is quite common among patients. Often it is necessary for patients to combine both medication and psychotherapy to completely rid themselves of their addiction.
There’s exciting news out of Scripps Research that may one day provide a vaccine against heroin addiction. Of course, there’s a long way to go from the animal test results to human testing, clinical trials and FDA approval, but there is hope.
After some time being in the background of drugs of choice, you’d think that we’d have heroin abuse and addiction pretty much licked. You’d be wrong. One thing that has proven true time and time again is that drug abuse trends are somewhat cyclical. What is in vogue today is likely to be some variant […]
When it comes to addiction, the never-ending search for the high is relentless. As addiction claims the user’s body and mind, everyday existence consists of thinking about using, getting the drug, using, and then thinking about using some more. Two drugs that are much in the news lately are responsible for a lot of heartache […]