Understanding Heroin Addiction

What is Heroin? Heroin is an illegal drug that is highly addictive. It is processed from morphine which is a type of opiate and is typically sold as white or brown powder. Heroin is available in varying strength and purity and the intensity of its effect on the body depends on purity. Heroin works by […]

The Dangers of Methadone Treatment Therapy

The use of medication for drug addiction treatment has been widely used for years and has been found very effective in restoring normal brain function, controlling drug cravings, and managing the extreme highs and lows that drug addicts experience during withdrawal. Methadone is one of the most commonly prescribed drug addiction treatment therapies because of […]

How to Cope With Opiate Withdrawal

You may have heard that withdrawal from opiate medication can be a very painful and uncomfortable experience. Well, that’s a fact. Most opiate dependents even relapse into their addiction because they cannot endure the whole process of withdrawal. But this can actually be done with proper information, preparation, and support from a medical professional and […]

What Are the Common Signs of Opiate Addiction?

Opiates are medications that are prescribed for pain management. Opiates help patients cope with pain by accessing nerve receptors in the body that produce the sensation of pleasure and pain relief. The positive effects of opiate on your psychological state make it very easy for individuals to get hooked on it. Oftentimes the family members […]

Symptoms of Opiate Withdrawal

Taking opiate medications can affect your nervous system as well as other parts of the body and desensitizes it. Taking in opiate medications for a long time can change the way the brain interprets pain and how it acts on it making it dependent on the opiate medications instead of relying on the normal body […]