By Nancy Wride With FDA approval for lay person use of the overdose reversing, naloxone-filled syringe, how does the injector work, and how important is it for the rising public health crisis from opiates? What Is Evzio And Who Will It Help? Evzio is the name of the combo drug-and-device product made simple for a […]
Heroin, one of the most addictive of all illegal drugs, was once a substance reserved for the inner cities. Today we are seeing a huge rise in the incidence of heroin abuse and addiction, and it has moved out of the cities and into the suburbs and rural areas. Addicts now include members of the […]
Drug addiction is always tough, especially when your loved one is addicted to heroin. Maybe you’ve never had direct experience with substance abuse. Perhaps you can’t understand why he or she just can’t get clean. Learning more about the challenges of heroin addiction and the necessity of drug rehab treatment can help you gain insight […]
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.