Opiates & Heroin Info

4 06, 2019

Percocet vs. Norco – The Differences in the Two Drugs and How They Result in Addiction

2019-06-06T18:06:08+00:00June 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Certain prescription medications can be addictive for some people. They are often used for pain, but they contain chemical properties that lead to abuse and addiction. Two of the drugs in this category are Percocet and Norco. Derived from Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, these two medications can be dangerous, especially for someone with an addictive past. If you take either [...]

15 04, 2019

Prosecutors Say Suboxone Maker Indivior Lied About Popular Opioid Treatment

2019-04-16T19:24:43+00:00April 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Once deemed the “wonder drug” for getting people off heroin, Suboxone is now under fire. What was supposed to be a solution to help people recover from opioid addiction is now being questioned. It was marketed as a treatment drug that would help people get off prescription painkillers and heroin. Federal prosecutors have now found that Suboxone is prone [...]

16 07, 2018

Fentanyl Involved in More Fatal Overdoses than Any Other Opioids

2019-02-17T18:09:33+00:00July 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Fentanyl Involved in More Fatal Overdoses than Any Other Opioids Synthetic opioids are taking the lead when it comes to fatal overdoses. From 2010 to 2016, fatal overdoses involving synthetic opioids jumped from 14% to a whopping 46%. Fentanyl, in particular, is a big contender. Of the 42,249 fatal overdoses in 2016, 19,413 of them involved synthetic opioids, like [...]

4 07, 2018

10 Ways Local and Government Groups Are Fighting Against Heroin Addiction in the U.S.

2019-03-12T15:13:22+00:00July 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Heroin addiction and the general abuse of opioids has worsened in the US. As of 2015, there were over 20 million Americans suffering from some kind of substance abuse disorder. Within this number, there were 2 million people abusing or addiction to prescription pain relievers. There were nearly 600,000 people reported to have a problem with heroin. In 2016, [...]

20 06, 2018

The Difference Between Oxycodone and OxyContin

2019-02-17T18:20:48+00:00June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Oxycodone and OxyContin both sound similar, but they don't refer to the same substance. Both are analgesics, are pain relievers and are opiates. As opiates, these substances are derived from the poppy plant. Both substances are also classified as Schedule II controlled substances by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). They’re also often referred to as Oxy. The Difference Between [...]

15 06, 2018

Seven Shocking Confessions of a Benzo Addict

2019-01-31T18:27:55+00:00June 15th, 2018|8 Comments

Meet Rebecca – A Recovering Benzo Addict Hi, I am “Rebecca” and I am recovering from a hardcore addiction to benzodiazepines. Specifically, I am in recovery from Xanax abuse; although I loved Valium and Klonopin. I also loved alcohol and weed too. Plus, I would mix my benzos with opioids like Oxy from time to time. But I can’t [...]

6 05, 2018

Hydrocodone – All About America’s Opioid

2019-02-17T18:29:52+00:00May 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Hydrocodone is a uniquely American drug. Every day, there is a new headline about the ongoing – and worsening – opioid epidemic. But in spite of that, US doctors still prescribe powerful painkillers at rates unthinkable in other countries around the world. Hydrocodone – All About America’s Opioid Since prescription drugs sparked the opioid crisis, let’s take a closer [...]

12 04, 2018

Can Opiates Actually Make Pain Worse?

2019-02-17T18:31:46+00:00April 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Can Opiates Actually Make Pain Worse? For the past two decades, opiate painkillers have been the doctor-recommended solution for treating acute and chronic pain. But a mounting body of evidence is suggesting that opioid medications like OxyContin and Vicodin may NOT, in fact, be the best pain management options. In fact, opiate drugs may paradoxically contribute to worsened pain. [...]

14 03, 2018

Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Addicted Babies

2019-01-31T23:35:18+00:00March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Buprenorphine and methadone are just two ways those addicted to opioids find relief from withdrawal symptoms. These treatments were created for adults, but they are being made available to opioid addicted infants. How can buprenorphine help opioid addicted newborns? Opioid Use in Pregnancy Between 2007 and 2012, an estimated 21,000 pregnant women between 15 and [...]

10 02, 2018

What the future holds for Opioid Addiction Treatment in 2018 and beyond

2019-01-31T23:50:22+00:00February 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Looking back at the past years show us that opioid abuse and addiction has increasingly gotten worse. Since 2000, there has been a 200% increase in deaths related to opioid abuse in the US. The worst year to date was 2016 where over 63,000 people died from overdose. Over 40,000 of those overdoses can be attributed to opioid use. [...]