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Heroin Addiction Treatment Rehab

Common Treatments For Heroin Addiction

Dec 1st, 2011 | By

Heroin addiction is most commonly treated through medications and/or behavioral therapies. Regardless of the treatment type, the program begins with a medically supervised detox to help heroin addicts overcome their withdrawal symptoms, which can last for up to a week. Once treatment begins, one of several medications may be used to help prevent a relapse. They include: *Methadone: Likely the most common medication used to treat heroin addiction,  methadone is
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What Are The Signs Of Heroin Addiction?

Nov 16th, 2011 | By

Heroin: We’ve all heard the terrible stories and some of us have seen the horror up close. But how do we know if someone we care about is using or addicted to heroin? Many of the most common signs and symptoms of heroin use, abuse or addition will be apparent in the form of drastic change. These kinds of changes could be physical, habitual, emotional or in terms of performance
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Authorities Fear Heroin Will Become New Substitute For Pills

Nov 6th, 2011 | By

Dozens of pain clinics have been shut down throughout Palm Beach and Broward counties as a result of a statewide crackdown on pill mills designed to curb the ongoing prescription drug abuse epidemic. Yet authorities have expressed a growing concern that addicts will turn to heroin as a substitute for prescription drugs, according to a Sun Sentinel story. So far this year, three pounds of heroin has been seized, which
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Why Is Heroin So Addictive and rehab is only course?

Oct 6th, 2011 | By

Heroin is an opiate drug, meaning it’s synthesized from morphine. Why is heroin so addictive?, many people ask. When heroin is injected, snorted or smoked, it enters the brain, converts to morphine and binds to the brain’s opioid receptors. These receptors play a role in our perception of pain and reward, among other things. A tolerance to heroin can quickly develop with regular use, which makes the user’s physiological and psychological
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