Opiates & Heroin

10 08, 2018

Is Forced Treatment the Answer to the Drug Crisis?

2018-12-07T05:45:08+00:00August 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Should drug addicts be forced into treatment against their will? Is Forced Treatment the Answer to the Drug Crisis? In the face of skyrocketing overdose deaths resulting from an opioid epidemic that has been called the “greatest drug crisis in American history”, communities throughout the country are scrambling to come up with effective solutions. The cost to society – [...]

16 07, 2018

Fentanyl Involved in More Fatal Overdoses than Any Other Opioids

2018-11-26T16:15:28+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 [...]

4 07, 2018

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

2018-11-26T16:16:47+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, [...]

12 04, 2018

Can Opiates Actually Make Pain Worse?

2018-12-07T15:41:26+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. [...]

10 02, 2018

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

2018-11-06T16:51:15+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. [...]

22 01, 2018

The Abuse Potential Difference Between Immediate-Release and Extended-Release Opioids

2018-11-06T16:52:30+00:00January 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Opioids are prescribed to treat pain. Unfortunately, these prescription medications have a high potential for abuse and are addictive. Last year alone, 11 million Americans abused prescription opioids. This is because prescription opioids are easily accessible. It's not hard to find doctors who are willing to prescribe these medications. If these numbers aren't shocking enough, consider the fact that [...]

15 01, 2018

Shocking News on the Exponential Increase in Opioid Overdoses

2018-11-06T16:52:52+00:00January 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Opioids are some of the most dangerous drugs. They are highly addictive, have a high abuse potential and are also easy to overdose on. Opioids are prescribed by doctors for pain relief. Unfortunately, many Americans misuse these drugs and get addicted. There's a growing epidemic all across the nation, as more and more Americans are getting hooked on various [...]

8 01, 2018

Gender Differences and Their Responses to Opioid Assisted Treatment or ORT

2018-11-06T16:53:11+00:00January 8th, 2018|0 Comments

A growing number of Americans are getting addicted to prescription opioids. In 2014 alone, almost 2 million Americans had a prescription opioid addiction. This number continues to grow every year. In fact, opioid overdoses are becoming a leading cause of death.   Many patients are given prescription opioids to treat moderate to severe pain. Misuse of these medications is [...]

16 12, 2017

Types of Cutting Agents Added to Cocaine and Their Effects

2018-11-16T17:39:21+00:00December 16th, 2017|18 Comments

Once cocaine hits the streets in America, it is often cut with a bunch of agents to buff it out. This gives dealers a bigger profit. Cocaine purity hovered around 69% in 2004. However, in recent years, purity levels have gone up. It's much easier to get higher quality drugs. Still, it's almost impossible to get pure cocaine. Any [...]

27 11, 2017

Study compares Vivitrol and Suboxone

2018-11-06T16:54:15+00:00November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Has the time come for Vivitrol to become the “go-to” addiction treatment of choice? According to a brand-new study published just this month in The Lancet, Vivitrol is even better at preventing relapse than buprenorphine-based Suboxone. After a six-month study, results showed that compared to patients receiving Suboxone, patients given Vivitrol relapsed at a lower rate – 52% to [...]