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What Illicit Drug Use Involves Needles?

By |2021-05-11T23:27:49+00:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Injecting drugs with needles is a common way people abuse prescription and illicit drugs. According to UNAIDs, about 12.7 million people worldwide inject drugs. Injection delivers the drug straight into the bloodstream, producing an immediate “high.” However, it is particularly risky and should be avoided.

Those who find themselves unable to resist the urge to inject […]

How Chronic Pain Can Lead to Drug Abuse

By |2021-05-15T20:11:20+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 |2021-04-15T19:49:02+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 |2020-12-01T00:10:03+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 |2021-01-22T21:22:02+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 Cause Scabs or Lesions on the Skin?

By |2021-04-30T20:07:05+00:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse, Meth|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Are you concerned that a loved one may be abusing drugs because you have seen what appear to be lesions or scabs on the skin? These types of skin sores just never really seem to go away, or sometimes they even seem to get worse. Unfortunately, with drug and alcohol abuse, scabs and lesions on […]

Can I Get COVID-19 From Drug Use?

By |2021-03-30T23:22:45+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 

The coronavirus, also commonly known as COVID-19, has rapidly swept across the globe, ultimately causing worldwide economic shut downs in the hopes of flattening the curve to potentially save millions of lives that are at risk of death from this dangerous virus. The problem with COVID-19 is that the virus can last on surfaces for […]

How Do Drug Cartels Affect Drug Flow Into The US?

By |2020-08-20T20:54:19+00:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Mexican transnational organized crime groups, often referred to as cartels, have spent several decades establishing intricate, complex routes and connections to smuggle illegal drugs across the United States and Mexico border. Border Patrol, and other governing agencies such as the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) and FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), have been waging […]

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