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Category: Heroin

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders

Theresa Parisi ❘

Medication can be an important and beneficial part of any treatment plan for opioid addiction. Learn more about how medication can support recovery.

Identifying The 5 Stages of Addiction

Krystina Murray ❘

The five stages of alcoholism are developing patterns, risky use and recklessness, tolerance, dependence, and disorder. Learn to identify them in your life.

Can You Become Addicted to Heroin on the First Try?

Destiny Bezrutczyk ❘

Opioids change the way the brain functions at a rapid rate and make it possible to become addicted to heroin on your first try.

Save a Life with Narcan: The Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug

Destiny Bezrutczyk ❘

Anti-overdose medications, like Narcan, can give someone a second chance. Naloxone saved more than 26,500 lives between 1996 and 2014.

The Relationship Between Drugs and Gun Violence

Jasmine Bittar ❘

The relationship between drugs and gun violence is a very complex one because both are serious problems facing American society.

News: Cigarettes and Opioids: A New Solution to the Opioid Epidemic

Jasmine Bittar ❘

Cigarettes and opioids stimulate the brain in similar ways. Recent research suggests that smoking cigarettes may affect opioid addiction.

Why Alcohol Is the Deadliest Drug

Kelly Fitzgerald ❘

There is a tendency to believe alcohol is ok, not dangerous, and an acceptable form of relaxation, but alcohol is actually the deadliest drug of all.

3 Ways to Get to a Good Place Again

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

You’re sober now, and you don't want to relapse and be stuck in your addiction once again. What will get you to a good place again?

President Obama Launches Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

Sept. 16 through 24 is officially Prescription Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week. Read how President Obama is addressing heroin and opioid addiction.

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