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

How Chronic Pain Can Lead to Drug Abuse

By |2021-05-17T16:36:39+00:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse, Opioids|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

Pain is a normal part of life. It is our body’s reaction to illness or injury – a warning that something is wrong. Usually, pain lessens as soon as the body recovers. The hurting stops and things go back to normal. But this doesn’t happen all the time. Not when it’s chronic pain.

Chronic pain is […]

How To Spot A Possible Heroin User

By |2021-05-28T17:58:30+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Family, Heroin, Opioids|Tags: , , , , , , |

 

Heroin is an extremely dangerous and addictive illicit drug. It can come in many forms and goes by many different names but it often comes in a fine white, brown, or black powder. Another popular form of heroin is black tar heroin, and as the name implies, it looks like black tar and is sticky […]

Do Drug Implants Like Naltrexone Really Work?

By |2021-05-29T23:15:02+00:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Opioids, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Drug and alcohol addiction has been around for centuries and it has increasingly become a major issue in the United States. At first, people who suffered from substance abuse problems were considered degenerates and were often blamed for not having enough self-control to get sober and stop abusing drugs or alcohol. Today, thanks to […]

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

By |2021-05-30T19:42:32+00:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Heroin, Opioids|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 Drugs Produce the Worst Withdrawal Symptoms?

By |2021-05-28T17:15:26+00:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Heroin, Meth, Opioids, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Can You Afford Drug Rehabilitation?

By |2021-05-28T17:36:12+00:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Meth, Opioids, Rehabilitation, Teen Rehab|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

What is the Best Drug Rehabilitation?

By |2021-05-30T21:53:02+00:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Opioids, Rehabilitation, Teen Rehab, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 are the Dangers of Using Needles for Drugs?

By |2021-05-28T17:46:24+00:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Heroin, Meth, Opioids|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 […]

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