Tag Archives: Heroin Addiction

3 Reasons Why Methadone Fails Those Suffering from Addiction
See why treating drug addiction with drugs is counterproductive. Individuals fighting for their lives in the throes of heroin and other opiates need the most effective heroin addiction treatment available to them. For many years, methadone has been used as a way to treat the painful withdrawal symptoms individuals have when going through drug detox. And, it can make that part of the process a bit easier physically. But, that’s where the “good” stops. For many people, this drug fails them and often countless times. True heroin rehab does not have to be like this. There are solutions that can help you ...

The Expert Corner: Obsession vs. Addiction
You know how something can just replay over and over in your mind, no matter how hard you try to get it out? When I was little, it was like that with Legos: I would build them, take them apart and start all over. Everything was about getting back to a table to build. Now I’m obsessed with heroin, but it doesn’t feel like it’s bad, it’s just my next obsession. I guess I’m wondering if that is all addiction is, being obsessed. Millions of people are obsessed with their stuff. Why does being obsessed with a drug make me ...

Heroin the 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 ...

Summing Up Heroin and Opioid Abuse in the Hardest Hit Areas of California
Opioid Abuse in California Opioid abuse is a nationwide issue, and each state has unique challenges when it comes to curbing this worrisome trend. Opioids, primarily in the form of pain medication obtained through a prescription, are extremely habit-forming and put users at a high risk for physical dependence and painful withdrawal symptoms. In the U.S., California is one of the states most heavily impacted by widespread opioid abuse. Opioid and Heroin Overdoses in California Increasing California has witnessed a dramatic increase in opioid and heroin overdoses over the past decade. As of 2013, opioid and heroin overdoses occur as frequently as once ...

Relapse Can Reaffirm Sobriety
With national addiction treatment success rates at an unacceptable 10%, and the heroin epidemic producing heroin users relapsing at an astounding 90%, we must realize the uncomfortable truth that relapse is most likely going to happen. However, we must also realize that today’s heroin is so much more deadly than that of the past; one more time could possibly be your last. Recovery is not about just stopping addiction, it is a life-long journey of finding yourself and your inspiration to live the life you want.  Learning From Your Mistakes We all stumble in areas of our life — personally and with ...