Zohydro – Much-Needed Pain Relief Or Dangerous Path To Addiction?

Zohydro – Much-Needed Pain Relief Or Dangerous Path To Addiction?

The FDA’s approval of a new medication is often welcomed, especially by those who would benefit from its use. However, one recently-approved drug, Zohydro ER, is drawing criticism from a coalition of concerned groups, including addiction specialists and emergency room professionals. Critics contend the prescription medication, which is expected to hit the market in the […]

Black Tar Heroin Addiction 101

Black Tar Heroin Addiction 101

Heroin is one of the most dangerous illicit drugs. It is highly addictive. It is easy to overdose when using heroin. It also causes numerous health problems for those who use it repeatedly. As if the drug itself is not bad enough, there is a cruder and more harmful variation on this drug finding its […]

An Overview Of Heroin

An Overview Of Heroin

Heroin use has been increasing in recent years, appearing in rural, urban and suburban settings. Users wishing to end their addiction to heroin face an uphill battle, often relapsing quickly after finishing a treatment program. There’s also a high likelihood of contracting hepatitis C or HIV/AIDS due to dirty needles. Here’s a brief history of […]

Heroin Epidemic Spreads To Rural Areas

Heroin Epidemic Spreads To Rural Areas

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 […]

Top Challenges Of Treating Heroin Addiction

Top Challenges Of Treating Heroin Addiction

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 […]

British Addicted To Prescribed Heroin Substitute, Methadone

British Addicted To Prescribed Heroin Substitute, Methadone

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, […]