Category Archives: Heroin Addiction Treatment Resources

Prescription Heroin

Canada Approves Prescription Heroin: A Problematic “Solution” to an Ongoing Crisis
Heroin is one of the most addictive substances treated at a drug rehab treatment center. According to recent data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse or NIDA, in 2017, up to 15,482 people died from a heroin overdose. Had those people sought heroin rehab at a holistic care center, some of those deaths surely could have been avoided. The opioid crisis is a leading national concern, and heroin is considered an opioid. Separate data from NIDA mentions that opioid overdosing and abuse kills more than 130 United States residents daily. That’s more than 47,000 deaths in a given year. What makes less sense ...
Heroin Addiction

4 Questionable Ways the Media Talks About Heroin Addiction
Heroin, smack, horse, or just H.  Whatever people call it, it’s a dangerous drug that can cause a serious addiction, which requires a heroin treatment program.  But when hearing about heroin addiction in the media, one might assume that it is chic, that it’s a lifestyle,  and that only poor people and famous celebrities get addicted. That addiction to heroin is somehow a failing on the part of the person and that the only way is to go “cold turkey.”  The media and popular culture send conflicting messages about drugs, especially heroin.  When a person is searching for “heroin treatment ...

From a Pill Bottle to a Needle; How “Safe” Drugs Can Lead to the Hard Stuff
It’s been all over the news in recent years – how the opioid epidemic is affecting the United States – stories of addiction, overdoses, and deaths related to both prescription and illicit opioid drugs. It isn’t uncommon these days to see pictures on news sites of, for example, mothers and fathers unconscious in their car’s driver’s seats, as their children cry while buckled into car seats behind them. For most people, this scenario is inconceivable, and they cannot understand how those parents put drug use ahead of taking care of their children. But in reality, it’s likely that by the ...

How Long Is Rehab for Heroin Addiction?
The Timeline of Rehabilitation and Recovery for Heroin Addiction People struggling with heroin addiction, and their loved ones, have many questions about recovery. One of the first questions is likely to be, “How long should a heroin addict stay in rehab?” The answer to this question is different for every case, as no two people experience heroin addiction the same way. For some, detox and rehab are fulfilling and effective, and cravings taper off fairly quickly after treatment. For others, prolonged heroin withdrawal is a harsh reality. The first step in figuring out how long rehab will last is to understand the heroin ...

Heroin Addiction and Opioid Abuse in Oakland California
The ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States has led to tragic consequences for communities all over the country, and spanning all walks of life. In Alameda County, opioid addiction has caused severe consequences in many forms. Drug crime continues to be a pressing issue in these communities, and the statistics of overdose deaths are fueling a disturbing upward trend. Fatal Trends Regarding Oakland Heroin Use and Opioid Abuse Opioid and heroin addiction are complex issues, and many new heroin users report starting their use of the drug after taking prescription opioid painkillers. Once refills are no longer available and addiction has set ...

Heroin Abuse: Number One Problem in South Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe, a town of about 20,000 nestled on the southern shore of Lake Tahoe, is widely known as a vacation destination. Like any town that caters to vacationers from out of town, South Lake Tahoe has had to deal with its fair share of guests using recreational drugs or engaging in binge drinking. Today, however, the alarming rate of drugs and drinking among the full-time residents of South Lake Tahoe has law enforcement and state officials very worried. Drug Problems in South Lake Tahoe Local law enforcement first noticed the problem in 2008. Prior to then, drug possession, sale and ...