Category Archives: Opioid Addiction Treatment Resources

Heroin & Prescription Opiates: What's the Difference in Treatment?

Heroin & Prescription Opiates: What’s the Difference in Treatment?
In the United States of America, the drug abuse epidemic is becoming more and more lethal as time progresses. At the center of the epidemic are prescription opioids and heroin. These drugs are related to each other, and therefore have many similarities in effects, addiction symptoms, and drug treatment program options. However, the key difference ...
If You Think There Might Be a Problem, There Already Is

If You Think There Might Be a Problem, There Already Is
Opiate abuse cases range in severity, complexity, and duration. Family members often struggle when they think a loved one is using opiate drugs, but they don’t know how or when to bring up the subject of considering outpatient treatment. A substance use disorder is described clinically as a medical condition that produces significant impairments in health management, ...
Heroin Addiction and Opioid Abuse in Oakland California

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 ...
Pain Medication After Surgery: Avoiding Addiction to Rx Drugs

Pain Medication After Surgery: Avoiding Addiction to Rx Drugs
Now that the opioid epidemic has become front-page news, many people are questioning the safety of taking prescription painkillers, which can be highly addictive. However, in some cases, such as after surgery, pain relief is a very real need that must be addressed – and prescription opioids may be the best way to alleviate that ...
President Trump Announces the Opioid Crisis is Now a Public Health Emergency

President Trump Announces the Opioid Crisis is Now a Public Health Emergency
From the East Room of the White House today, President Trump declared that the Opioid Crisis in America is now a “Public Health Emergency.” Citing the toll that the crisis has taken on the young and the old, the rich and the poor, and those in both urban and rural communities, the President asserted that ...
Santa Clara, California Opioid Addiction Statistics and Trends

Santa Clara, California Opioid Addiction Statistics and Trends
Nearly 2 million people live in Santa Clara County, and several recent developments concerning the opioid crisis point to a few major factors contributing to the problem. Santa Clara County serves as an example of how addiction hurts more than just the individual: Its reach can affect entire communities. In 2016 alone, there were 66 opioid ...