Category Archives: Heroin Addiction

Is the Next US Drug Trend Going to be Heroin?

The Washington Post just published an article that could be predicting a terrifying trend. According to an April 6th article, Mexican farmers are pulling out their marijuana crops and planting heroin poppies instead. So cheap heroin (far cheaper than prescription … Continue reading

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The Sad State of Many Heroin Addicts

When the unaddicted public thinks of heroin addicts, I suspect that they think of someone strung out due to withdrawal sickness, the way Frank Sinatra was in the movie Man with a Golden Arm. Or if they know something about … Continue reading

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Why Heroin Addiction Treatment Could Be Stopped By Insurance

When reports hit the news of the heroin overdose death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, one item in the story that attracted attention was the fact that only months before his death, the actor had checked into rehab in an attempt … Continue reading

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10 Signs of Hidden Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction can be easy to overlook if you are not familiar with the signs. You might notice that something is wrong with your friend or family member, but you could just as easily mistake the problem for a bout … Continue reading

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New Report Indicates Heroin Use Is Back Up

Heroin was originally developed in the later part of the 19th Century by chemists who were looking for a less addictive alternative to morphine. Morphine had been in widespread use for many years as a powerful painkiller, and for all … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Prescription Addiction Turns to Heroin

With recent news and national surveys indicating that more and more prescription addicts are turning to heroin, we decided to investigate the 5 main reasons why this is happening. Here is what we found: Heroin Is a Prescription Drug Heroin … Continue reading

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You Can Recover from Heroin

As a derivative of opium, heroin is a drug that has been plaguing people for thousands of years. It’s been used ritually and religiously, but in today’s world, its use is anything but religious. Now it is part of international … Continue reading

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Why it’s Not Surprising that Heroin Use Soars for Suburban Teens

Recent news reports are describing the increases in heroin abuse among American teenagers. These are not urban teens but suburban ones. Heroin rates in large Northeastern cities have always been higher than in suburbs or rural areas but that trend … Continue reading

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Litany of Heroin Deaths in Alabama Illustrates Fatal Dangers of Addiction

The shift from OxyContin to heroin and people trying to get high after getting clean are some of the reasons for the upsurge in deaths in Alabama. In May 2012, the Birmingham News provided some grim insight into the fatal … Continue reading

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In Some Regions of US, Heroin Abuse Worse, First Time Users Younger

It was bad enough that millions of US teens were abusing prescription drugs in increasing numbers over the last decade. Now, many of them are switching to heroin at a very young age, younger than ever seen before. While this … Continue reading

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