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Heroin is often the last opioid drug that an individual develops an addiction to. Many people become addicted to heroin after first using prescription opioids, like Percocet or OxyContin, often for legitimate reasons. When their prescriptions run out and they are no longer able to get opioid painkillers from their doctors, they turn to the cheaper and stronger option –...

Addiction is a disease that can affect anyone. It doesn’t discriminate, it can plague anyone from any walk of life. Once addiction takes hold of an individual, it is very difficult for that person to stop drinking alcohol or using drugs on his or her own. When an addict finds the pain of getting clean and sober to be less...

If you have paid attention to the news lately, then you know that the country is in the midst of an opioid drug epidemic. Prescription painkillers and illicit opioid drugs are taking more lives than ever. Heroin is just one of those drugs. Derived from morphine, which comes from the opium poppy plant, heroin is a central nervous system depressant...

Addiction is a disease that affects not only the person who is addicted, but all the people who are around him or her. When you have a friend or loved one who is struggling with heroin addiction, it’s hard to know what to do. Talking with your friend or loved one is often the right thing to do, but you...

Making the decision to seek treatment for your drug or alcohol addiction is a big deal. It is the beginning of your recovery process and it’s a step in the right direction for you and your family. To begin the process of recovery, you will first have to go through detoxification, or detox, to rid your body of the drugs...

Deciding to enter treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction is a huge decision. It’s also a brave step toward recovery that will bring with it many positive changes to your life and the lives of your family members. For many, taking this step only comes after they feel that they no longer have any choice left – that they...