Opioids

Opioid addiction is a growing national concern. Texans have not been immune to the opioid epidemic. Learn more from these articles:

What is the Difference Between Norco, Heroin, and Fentanyl?

2020-10-09T23:03:48+00:00

Opioids are a class of drugs that are naturally found in the opium poppy plant and target the opioid receptors in the brain to produce effects very similar to morphine. Manu opioid medications work by blocking pain signals to the brain. Even though there are many different opioids, Norcos, heroin, and fentanyl are some of the most popular substances that are commonly abused by people who suffer from an addiction or substance abuse problem. With so many different opioid drugs on the market, it is easy to be confused about the differences between them, so here is a brief explanation of Norcos, heroin, and fentanyl.

What is the Difference Between Norco, Heroin, and Fentanyl?2020-10-09T23:03:48+00:00

What Drugs Produce the Worst Withdrawal Symptoms?

2020-01-23T00:16:30+00:00

An addiction treatment center with a medical detox program will allow the user to safely manage and alleviate the heavy detox symptoms that may be experienced when first quitting drugs or alcohol. Many who have tried quitting “cold turkey” on their own have had little to no success as they are improperly managing their symptoms. The purpose of a medical detox is to get the person safely through the acute withdrawal stage, where most of the physical symptoms occur. Maintaining sobriety long term in the post-acute withdrawal stage will require ongoing effort as the psychological symptoms, like depression and learning how to cope without the use of drugs or alcohol, begin to surface.

What Drugs Produce the Worst Withdrawal Symptoms?2020-01-23T00:16:30+00:00

Can You Afford Drug Rehabilitation?

2019-08-23T21:08:39+00:00

Scientific, evidence-based approaches to drug rehabilitation are likely the most cost-effective versions of care, as they offer a proven success rate, regardless of age, gender and other demographics. These methods of rehabilitation can literally be life-saving so it is difficult to put an accurate price tag on rehabilitation.

Can You Afford Drug Rehabilitation?2019-08-23T21:08:39+00:00

What is the Best Drug Rehabilitation?

2020-09-03T19:23:30+00:00

With so many treatment options available, it is difficult for some to find the best drug rehabilitation program that will suit their individual needs. Finding the best drug rehabilitation for your addiction can be one of the most important health care decisions you make in your entire life. Addiction to drugs or alcohol can quickly become a deadly disease. You have a lot of options available to help you, but we want you to make an informed decision on which program will offer the best care for yourself or a loved one.

What is the Best Drug Rehabilitation?2020-09-03T19:23:30+00:00

What are the Dangers of Using Needles for Drugs?

2020-10-09T23:05:48+00:00

Injecting drugs is the most dangerous way to use drugs. While there are different ways to use drugs, snorting, ingesting, smoking and injecting, it could be strongly argued that injection with the use of hypodermic needles poses the highest risk for negative health effects. The practice of injecting drugs into the bloodstream with […]

What are the Dangers of Using Needles for Drugs?2020-10-09T23:05:48+00:00

What is Suboxone?

2019-09-17T21:31:23+00:00

Suboxone® is an evidence-based, prescription treatment for opioid addiction and heroin addiction. It is a prescription medication that combines buprenorphine and naloxone and has been shown in numerous studies to ease opiate withdrawal symptoms in patients who are beginning their recovery from addiction. These studies also highlight that the medication is beneficial in helping reduce the likelihood of relapse in some patients. Suboxone is known as a medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which is used in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy and other “whole-patient” approaches to treatment.

What is Suboxone?2019-09-17T21:31:23+00:00

Most Common Drug Overdose Types in Texas:

2019-10-23T19:24:50+00:00

Deaths from drug overdoses in the state of Texas have nearly tripled in the last 18 years. From 1999 to 2017, drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled from 1,087 to 2,979. This increase was across the board for all types of drugs, although methamphetamine and cocaine caused the most overdose deaths in the lone star state. Synthetic opioids like fentanyl are also rising as a cause of an increase of deaths for Texans.

Most Common Drug Overdose Types in Texas:2019-10-23T19:24:50+00:00

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: October 27, 2018

2019-09-24T20:19:26+00:00

Saturday, October 27, 2018, Texas Collection Sites for National RX Take Back Day:

The United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, (10/27/18). It has been set aside for the safe, convenient disposal of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs. On the DEA’s website, you will […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: October 27, 20182019-09-24T20:19:26+00:00
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