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Opiate Withdrawal Timeline

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Opiate Withdrawal Timeline

I am ready to stop using Vicodin, but I have no idea what to expect. Is there some sort of opiate withdrawal timeline? Well as a matter of fact, there is! There are two timelines that only differ based on the type of opiate you were most recently using. Short vs Long Acting Opiates If…

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Decline In Drug Abuse Promotes A Rise In Heroin Use

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Decline In Drug Abuse Promotes A Rise In Heroin Use

Addiction is a progressive disease. Like cancer and diabetes, addiction will get worse when left untreated. We hear stories of a young person, who was a straight-A student in school, who played a sport or two, had a good group of friends, and was headed down the path of a bright future, but took a…

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4 of the Most Dangerous Legal Drugs

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4 of the Most Dangerous Legal Drugs

When people think about dangerous drugs, they often visualize the big names such as heroin, cocaine, or one of the host of other illegal chemicals. These drugs have a certain foreboding mystique about them, and conjure images of damp alleyways and treacherous cartels. But for all of the attention that these illegal substances receive, the fact is that…

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Substance Abuse Mental Health Professionals

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Substance Abuse Mental Health Professionals

Substance abuse is a scary thing for many people. Those who use substances to help themselves feel better will often be running from their problems or not know how to deal with them. These people will usually come to be addicted over time and they will need help to overcome their addictions. When they do…

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Save Your Life And Say No To Drugs!

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Save Your Life And Say No To Drugs!

Everyday life can be a struggle and sometimes we need something to take the edge off, to help us kick back and relax. For some of us, that may be a game of golf or perhaps a few pints with our mates. You may like the idea of unwinding at the gym or even going…

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Why Methadone And Xanax Is A Lethal Combination? The Dangers Of Combining Methadone And Xanax

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Why Methadone And Xanax Is A Lethal Combination? The Dangers Of Combining Methadone And Xanax

Methadone is an opioid that is used to treat chronic pain. It is also used as replacement therapy for people who are addicted to more harmful opioid drugs like heroin. On the other hand, Xanax is a benzodiazepine used mainly for the treatment of anxiety. If taken together, Methadone and Xanax can have life-threatening effects…

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The 5 Most Addictive Drugs Known To Man

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The 5 Most Addictive Drugs Known To Man

When determining which drugs are most addictive it is necessary to have a definition of addictive. Dependence is what most people think of when they consider addiction but they may also think of harm that is done by the drugs. Other factors such as withdrawal and intoxication also play a role in determining which drugs…

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Three Ways to Beat Heroin Addiction

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Three Ways to Beat Heroin Addiction

Quitting any drug is hard, but trying to break free from the addictive grasp of heroin is one of the most difficult things a drug user will ever do. For those who don’t use heroin and have not experienced such a severe addiction in their lives, quitting might seem as simple as just waking up…

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Why is Methadone Addiction So Hard to Beat, and How Can You Beat It?

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Why is Methadone Addiction So Hard to Beat, and How Can You Beat It?

Methadone isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an addictive drug. In fact, methadone is a synthetic opioid that was originally developed as a painkiller and as an anti-addiction “medicine” to help drug users addicted to drugs like heroin kick the habit. While methadone has done plenty of good, unfortunately,…

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How You Can Help Someone Beat Heroin Addiction

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How You Can Help Someone Beat Heroin Addiction

While chronic use of any drug can lead to dependence, heroin addiction is a particularly serious habit to battle.  The drug quickly impairs the user’s physical, mental and psychological well-being, and can bring serious medical consequences with prolonged use. The Addictive Brain The use of heroin initially produces feeling of euphoria, a pervasive sense of…

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