Category: heroin

Declaration of the Opioid Crisis as a Public Health Emergency

Declaration of the Opioid Crisis as a Public Health Emergency

On Thursday Oct 26th, President Donald Trump declared the Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency. How did we get here? In 2016, according to the CDC, more than 64,000 people died from opioid-related drug overdoses. In particular, the offenders are …

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How Opioid Addiction Is Leading to Heroin Overdoses

How Opioid Addiction Is Leading to Heroin Overdoses

We are currently facing a very serious and scary heroin epidemic in the United States, one that is blind to social class, gender, age, race, and geographic location. Again and again we read shocking news stories of Midwestern teenagers, young …

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Opioid in Addiction Crisis

Nikki Sixx: Take it from a recovering addict, a lot more could be done to end the opioid crisis – LA Times

Heroin is an increasing problem and a very dangerous addiction.  The following is an except from a real-life story of addiction and help to recovery: “Heroin nearly killed me. As a matter of fact, it did: For two minutes in …

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Fentanyl and Heroin Epidemic

Fentanyl and Heroin Epidemic

Last month, the Trump administration declared this country’s opioid epidemic a national emergency. The announcement signaled Washington’s concern over the surging rate of lethal overdoses in the US. In 1980, an estimated 6,500 Americans died via a drug overdose. Last …

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Internal & External Triggers

Triggers can be feelings, experiences, people, places, and things that you associate with your drinking or drug use. There are different types of triggers: internal, external, and sensory triggers. All three usually work together to create a craving. INTERNAL TRIGGERS …

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Heroin and Opioid Detox

Detoxification from substances involves your body cleansing itself. After prolonged use of opioids, the brain and the body have changed to feel like they need opioids to feel normal. The detox process involves your body finding its balance again. Symptoms …

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Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

Last week President Obama named this week, September 18 through September 24, 2016, as Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week.  His intention being to raise awareness to the now well-documented opioid problem continuing to claim lives from our rural …

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Healthcare for Drug Addiction

The Nation’s Prescription Drug & Heroin Epidemic – The State of the Union

President Obama’s final State of the Union earlier this week made mention of our nation’s prescription drug and heroin epidemic. He insinuates that he will be tackling drug addiction in the upcoming year prior to leaving office, although does not …

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How Naloxone Saved a Life from Opioid Overdose

How Naloxone Saved a Life from Opioid Overdose

Opioid Overdose can happen quickly and the use of Naloxone has saved people from dying. The article posted in the Huff Post Health Living Section talks about how Naloxone saved a young woman’s life who was experiencing an overdose from …

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White House Growing Concerned Over Sharp Spike in Heroin Overdoses

White House Growing Concerned Over Sharp Spike in Heroin Overdoses

Over the last decade, heroin has made a comeback in the United States, and the fatal overdoses have followed, in part attributed to a new deadly opiate additive. In response to overdose deaths, which, according to CNN, have quadrupled since …

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