May 7, 2019

What are the Different Drugs Used for Heroin and Opioid Detox?

Understanding Heroin and Opioid Detox When someone is struggling with addiction to heroin or opioids, it can be almost impossible to quit cold turkey. This is due to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, as well as intense drug cravings. When someone quits cold turkey, they will have to experience all these debilitating withdrawal symptoms and manage strong […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
April 26, 2019

What is the Best Way to Get Clean from Heroin and Opioids?

Ready to Get Clean from Heroin and Opioids? Opioids are an extremely addictive medication, so it is no surprise that opioid addiction and overdoses are on the rise. As opioids become more expensive and difficult to obtain, many people turn to heroin in order to fulfill their needs. The more opioids someone takes, the more […]

Addiction, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Substance Abuse
October 21, 2014

Stemming the Rising Tide of Heroin Abuse

Stemming the Rising Tide of Heroin Abuse Why has heroin abuse skyrocketed, who is using it, and what can be done about the problem? Prescription opioids abuse data suggests the reason for a resurgence of heroin use in America.  According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): “Today’s typical heroin addict starts using […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
June 18, 2014

The Benefit of Harm Reduction for Heroin Addicts

The Benefit of Harm Reduction for Heroin Addicts People have often heard of abstinence based addiction treatment, but are less familiar with the concept of harm reduction. Harm reduction abstinence. In the past, many people have not believed that harm reduction could work, that it would only encourage drug addiction and crime. This fear has not […]

Addiction Recovery, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Medical, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
June 13, 2014

The Junkie Next Door

The Junkie Next Door When most people think of a heroin addict, they often mentally picture a poor, unkempt looking young man living on the streets of a large city. This imagined “junkie” is rarely white, usually black or Latino. In the 1960s this was close to the truth; 82% of first time heroin users […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Depression, Doctor, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
May 7, 2014

Ibogaine: Can You Hallucinate Heroin Out of Your Life?

Ibogaine: Can You Hallucinate Heroin Out of Your Life?   From time to time, I am asked to analyze the treatments discussed in various media articles. “Can this really work?” I am questioned. In this case, can a person hallucinate away addiction? Will participation in shamanic rites create healing without any other treatment? This article […]

Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Medical, Mental Health, Uncategorized
May 17, 2013

Police Retrieve Scads of Prescription Pills for Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday was the 6th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This day is an opportunity for people all over the country to safely dispose of any unused prescription pills in their homes. In Scarsdale, NY, the amount of medications collected during the day almost filled a police cruiser. Precincts all over the country reported similar […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Current Events, Drug Treatment
May 6, 2013

Dimitri Mugianis Uses Shamanic Ceremony to Bring Healing to Drug Addicts

Dimitiri Mugianis, 50, from Detroit, is a former addict. Clean for ten years, Mr. Mugianis helps treat drug addicts in New York with Bwiti, a folk religion that has practices including painting faces, purifying bodies with sage smoke, drumming, songs, chants and dancing. “My job in the Bwiti is to dance with heroin addicts,” he […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Spirituality
April 24, 2013

New Jersey Establishes Drug Abuse Task Force

No one can argue that there isn’t an epidemic of prescription drug abuse in this country. We see the stories in newspapers across the nation every week. But what is perhaps startling for many are the statistics showing that this epidemic is most prevalent among people ages eighteen to twenty-five.  In New Jersey the problem […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Teenagers
April 23, 2013

Communities Around the Twin Cities Fight to Curb Heroin Use in Teens

Communities in Minnesota are fighting to bring awareness to a growing problem of heroin abuse among teen and young adults in and around the Twin Cities. Writing in an article for the Star Tribune, reporter Kelley Smith tells the story of Emily Hanus, the 20-year-old daughter of the major of her small town, a suburb […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Parenting, Relationships, Teenagers
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