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Is Marco Rubio Responsible for the Nation’s Heroin Epidemic?

Recently, The Palm Beach Post released a series of stories that delved deep into the role that Florida played in the development of the opiate addiction crisis in the US....

Can I Quit Heroin Cold Turkey?

The term cold turkey probably comes from the observation that when individuals abruptly discontinue use of heroin or another opioid, they often exhibit goosebumps on their skin that resembles the skin of...

Influx of Federal Funds Will Help Florida Fight Heroin Epidemic

As overdose deaths spike across South Florida, federal funds are coming in to help the area fight the problem. Overall, the federal budget currently provides for $27 million to prevent,...

Dangers of Snorting Heroin

Heroin is a Schedule I narcotic, making it among the most dangerous, addictive drugs a person can take. Neither prescribed nor regulated for any medical purposes, heroin is habit-forming. Taking...

The Rapid High of Injecting Heroin

Heroin is well-known for creating an intense high, particularly if it’s injected directly into the veins. It’s also known for being highly addictive and wrecking havoc on both the body...

Heroin Withdrawal Timeline

The chronic use of heroin or any opioid drug will Heroin is a seriously addictive drug. Like all of the opioid drugs heroin use will inevitably result in some level...

Medications Used for Heroin Treatment

According to an article in The New York Times, an estimated 2.5 million Americans were dependent on or abused opioids in 2012. This abuse was mostly in the form of painkillers, although...

Finding Rehab for Heroin Abuse

Heroin is an illegal, addictive narcotic drug synthetized from the opium poppy. Although heroin was once used as a medication to treat pain, the drug is now deemed a Schedule I controlled substance,...

Heroin Drug Abuse Continues to Explode

Heroin drug abuse continues to explode. One cannot help but notice the media attention since the passing of  the great Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Today the Huffington Post ran an article...

Heroin Addiction Epidemic

Heroin Addiction Epidemic Continues To Effect Major Cities As reported on sacbee.com(1) , Americans are fighting an explosive rise in heroin use and heroin addiction. States are trying to shift...

The Effects of Heroin

The worst effect of heroin is the actual addiction. Addiction is a chronic disease that is prone to relapse. It is characterized by chemical/molecular changes in the brain and in...

The History of Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction has plagued much of the world for over a hundred years. First developed in the nineteenth century, it was meant to be a more potent alternative to medicinal...

Clinical Rehab for Heroin Addiction

Heroin is one of the most dangerous and habit-forming substances currently abused. However, thousands of heroin addicts make lasting recoveries each year with the help of clinical drug rehab. Medical...

Morphine, Heroin and Methadone: Treating Opioid Addiction with Opioids

Opioids are among the most widely used drugs in the world and have held this position for the better part of the last two thousand years. Derived from various parts...

England’s Heroin Experiment

For most of the last 90 years the United Kingdom was the only country that allowed its physicians to dispense heroin to patients as a means to alleviate withdrawal and...

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