Tag Archives: Treatment for Opioid and Heroin Addiction

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 ...

Are Non-Addictive Pain Medications Possible? Alternatives to Opioids for Chronic Pain Management
President Trump Calls for Opioid Alternatives President Trump recently spoke on the opioid crisis, citing the fact that more people die from drug overdose than any other unintentional death in the U.S. The audience applauded his statement, “We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic. We can do it.” The president went so far as to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency under federal law. This frees up billions of government dollars, some of which are meant to be allocated to finding painkillers or pain treatments that do not carry the risk of dependence and addiction. Opioid abuse ...

Managing Pain in Recovery Without Opioid Painkillers
Can recovering addicts use pain medication? Opioid painkillers in particular – such as codeine, hydrocodone, and morphine – pose a serious risk for triggering relapse. Whether you’ve recovered from addiction to prescription medication, heroin or some other drug, every former addict needs to be especially careful when it comes to pain medication, and seek out alternatives for managing pain. Pain Meds Are a Threat to Sobriety, But So Is Pain Injuries happen. Surgeries are necessary. There are many legitimate reasons why a person in recovery might need pain medication, including: Healing after surgery Recovering from a car accident Broken bones Chronic back pain Migraines Painful health disorders, etc. If you’re ...