Whether you’re involved in the health care industry or not, you may have heard of the opioid addiction crisis in the United States. States like West Virginia, Mississippi, and Georgia, in particular, have seen record highs of drug overdose deaths related to opiates. And in 2017, the president declared a
Heroin and other opiates are currently a big problem in Florida. While some opiates are prescribed as pain relievers, it can be a slippery slope when it comes to drug abuse and addiction. In this article, we discuss what’s in Florida’s drug supply; in particular, the heroin cuts and blends. What Is Heroin?
You often hear that starting is the hardest part. But that statement doesn’t apply to drugs. If you struggle with addiction to the worst drugs, quitting is the hardest part. It doesn’t take long, and you’re quickly a slave to the euphoria that drugs bring. You want to wrestle free. But
Oxycodone addiction rates have been rising since the drug first hit the medical circuit. Indeed, oxycodone is probably the best-known example of the shady side of pharmaceutical companies, as its history has shown. This drug can prove addictive, fatal, and often leads the user down the path to using traditional hard drugs like
Oxycontin addiction is nothing to play around with. In the US, 46 people die per day from overdoses on prescription opioids like oxycontin. This is a sobering thought. If you suspect that your loved one is struggling with an oxycontin addiction, it’s also a terrifying one. But how do you know for
It’s estimated that over 5% of the world’s population uses illegal drugs. What’s more, approximately 164 million people worldwide had a drug use disorder in 2016. Of all those countries, the US has the highest rate of substance abuse. Fueling that statistic is the fact that the US is in
The words narcotic, opiate, and opioid are often used interchangeably to describe addictive drugs that are or have been used as pain medications. While “narcotic” is often thought of as a synonym for “illegal drug,” it really describes a drug that induces narcosis or insensibility. The word narcotic is also
Living with an addiction can feel like not living at all. When it gets to the point that it consumes a person’s every waking moment, steals peace of mind, and ruins relationships, it is an illness. Before it spirals out of control, it’s time to get help from professionals who