Opioids

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

What are Tiny Spoons Used for in the Drug World?

2020-02-21T17:27:38+00:00

Tiny spoons often prove to be a curious find for parents, friends or family members who stumble upon their loved one’s “secret stash” of drug paraphernalia. The internet is littered with questions like: what are these tiny spoons with a bunch of white powder? Or why are the bottoms of all of my spoons black? [...]

What are Tiny Spoons Used for in the Drug World?2020-02-21T17:27:38+00:00

How Much Does Heroin Cost In Texas?

2020-02-20T16:40:28+00:00

Opioid addiction has increasingly become an epidemic in America in recent history, with many attributing this growing problem to prescription painkillers. These painkillers are being prescribed at a rate. Shame is often a feeling associated when confronted with treatment options, leading the user to feel as though they are not worthy of getting better or turning their lives around. This may fit hand in hand with the fear of negative judgement, as it was found in a 2014 study conducted by John Hopkins that when asked about addiction many Americans stated that they felt it was worse than many other mental illnesses. However, today that view is changing as more and more research has become available on the subject.

How Much Does Heroin Cost In Texas?2020-02-20T16:40:28+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?

2019-08-23T21:19:14+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?2019-08-23T21:19:14+00:00

What are the Dangers of Using Needles for Drugs?

2020-02-21T17:38:57+00:00

https://youtu.be/x7rzTY7hPFI 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 a [...]

What are the Dangers of Using Needles for Drugs?2020-02-21T17:38:57+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 find a list of [...]

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

What is Fentanyl?

2019-09-24T20:22:17+00:00

What Is Fentanyl And Why Is It So Deadly? As the opioid crisis wages on and a record number of people are dying each and every day from drug overdoses, fentanyl is making news headlines. It is popping up in all sorts of illicit street drugs from heroin, LSD, cocaine, Xanax and even synthetic [...]

What is Fentanyl?2019-09-24T20:22:17+00:00