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Heroin Addiction

Heroin Fact and Fiction

On This Page: Fiction: No One Uses Heroin Fact: Heroin Detox Is Effective Fiction: Heroin Addicts Always Relapse Fact: Heroin Can Be Addictive After a Single Use Fiction: Heroin Addiction “Preserves” Its Users Fiction: Rapid Detox Helps Withdrawal Symptoms Fact: Heroin Rehab Is Available for You The fictions that surround heroin addiction and heroin addiction … Continue reading Heroin Fact and Fiction

April 27, 2018

General Issues

Cold Turkey vs. Medication: Which Heroin Detox Option Is Right for You?

Heroin has interrupted your life. It has hurt you physically and emotionally. It has damaged or destroyed relationships with friends, family members, and significant others. You are tired of addiction and ready to begin recovery. You may have tried to reduce your use in the past, or this may be your first time thinking about … Continue reading Cold Turkey vs. Medication: Which Heroin Detox Option Is Right for You?

May 11, 2015

Drug Addiction

What We Can Learn From the Vietnam War and Heroin Addiction

Researchers know heroin addictions respond to detox and talk therapy, but the importance of environment may be getting short changed. A decades-old study of Vietnam soldiers sheds new information on the ways environment affects heroin addiction. The study began in 1971 after two congressmen visited soldiers in Vietnam. When Robert Steele and Morgan Murphy returned … Continue reading What We Can Learn From the Vietnam War and Heroin Addiction

January 18, 2012

Family And Addiction

3 Steps to Effective Family Therapy After Heroin Addiction

Families take many forms in America today, but one thing all families share is an intense emotional connection between members. When a family member has a heroin addiction, however, emotional ties weaken. A heroin addiction responds best to treatments that help someone understand how heroin use affects him and others. People with addictions easily deny … Continue reading 3 Steps to Effective Family Therapy After Heroin Addiction

May 27, 2011

Drug Detox

3 Types of Heroin Detox

Methadone maintenance is considered the gold standard in heroin addiction treatment.[1] That is, most heroin addicts opt to take methadone on an outpatient basis when they are ready to stop using heroin. As part of their program, they must follow the federal guidelines[2] for the drug that requires them to show up in person at … Continue reading 3 Types of Heroin Detox

January 13, 2011

Drug Abuse

Surviving Heroin Addiction

Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs. People who use heroin often develop a tolerance, which means that they need higher and/or more frequent doses of the drug to get the desired effects.[1]  Heroin can take over someone’s life in short order. Each time you use heroin, overdose is a possibility. It’s like playing … Continue reading Surviving Heroin Addiction

June 30, 2010

Drug Addiction

Long Island Heroin Addiction Problem Continues to Grow

Addiction to heroin and prescription drugs has become a national epidemic, and New York has not been immune. In recent years, violent and grotesque details involving heroin addicts have been reported in Long Island and surrounding areas. New York is doubling its efforts to combat the growing problem of addiction. “Every level of government must … Continue reading Long Island Heroin Addiction Problem Continues to Grow

March 6, 2010

Drug Addiction

Vicodin Addiction Fueled by Bold New Internet Scam

Recently, an individual with a Vicodin addiction relayed the following story about buying Vicodin online via an Internet pharmacy: Because he had purchased Vicodin and OxyContin online in the past, this individual (who will be referred to as “Paul”) had his name and phone number on the call lists of several online drug suppliers. One day, a representative from … Continue reading Vicodin Addiction Fueled by Bold New Internet Scam

March 13, 2009