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 Cause Scabs or Lesions on the Skin?

By |2021-05-30T19:47:43+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 |2021-05-30T20:26:05+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 […]

Crystal Meth is Making a Worrisome Comeback in Texas

By |2021-05-28T17:34:18+00:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Meth, Rehabilitation, Teen Rehab|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

 

While the news headlines are dominated by the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States, crystal meth is making a relatively silent, but deadly return. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the rate of overdose deaths for methamphetamine more than tripled from 2011 to 2016 and that number keeps growing […]

What is Suboxone?

By |2021-05-30T22:06:07+00:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Opioids, Recovery, Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Most Common Drug Overdose Types in Texas:

By |2021-05-30T22:14:10+00:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Meth, Opioids|Tags: , , , , , |

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.

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