Tag Archives: Heroin Epidemic

Sizing Up Opioid and Heroin Addiction 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 ...

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 ...