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Heroin Withdrawal: Symptoms, Side Effects and Timeline

Heroin withdrawal is arguably the most prominent obstacle to breaking the heroin addiction. Notoriously painful and uncomfortable, heroin withdrawal symptoms alone tend to shut down most attempts at getting sober. The complications which lead to heroin withdrawal are two-fold: the longer you have been using heroin, the more tolerance you build up to the effects of the drug. As a Read more...
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Heroin Relapse: Signs, Symptoms, and Rates

Recent statistics show that a little more than 2 percent of people under the age of 26 have used heroin at least once in their lifetime. However, heroin use is not specific to any one age group or demographic. The addiction is powerful and difficult to overcome. Heroin relapse is common even after professional treatment. Heroin relapse is common even Read more...
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A Guide to Opioid Replacement Therapy

Opioid addiction is currently a public health emergency. Approximately 2.1 million American’s are suffering from some form of opiate addiction. Many of these are prescribed medications by their doctors. Addiction can set it quickly and many don’t even realize that they’re addicted. Opioid addiction doesn’t just include the addict sitting on a street corner. It includes the housewife that may Read more...
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Opiate Detox & Recovery Statistics

  Recovery from opiate and opioid addiction can be particularly difficult because of the physiological changes these drugs can cause to the body and nervous system. Opiate detox and recovery statistics show us that the recovery rates while encouraging, are still alarming. Of the more than 20 million Americans living with a substance abuse disorder, some 591 thousand of these Read more...