Heroin

Top 10 Reasons to Quit Opiates

Opiates are drugs that work with opioid receptors in the brain to produce calming effects on the central nervous system. There are numerous types of opiates, ranging from prescription painkillers like fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone and hydrocodone to illiciate opiates like heroin. Opiates are abused by […]

Important Opiates Addiction Facts and Statistics

Opiate is a term used to describe any drug that was originally derived from opium, a naturally occurring narcotic. The term opioid covers all kinds of opiates – both synthetic and naturally occurring – that bind with opioid receptors within the brain. These receptors delegate […]

Gov. Christie, Guardian Recovery Network, Advocate for NJ Heroin Epidemic

Last week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held a candlelight vigil, “Bringing Addiction Out of the Shadows and Into the Light” at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., to remember those lost to addiction and encourage those struggling to get help.

New Jersey lost approximately 1,900 residents […]

Opioid Deaths Related to Synthetic Heroin Are Climbing

While the number of opioid prescriptions and opioid overdose deaths has fallen, fatalities from heroin and black-market synthetic heroin and opioids are on the rise, according to research from the American Action Forum, a center-right think tank based in Washington, D.C.

After growing […]

OPIOID DEATHS IN HOSPITALS HAVE QUADRUPLED

Patient deaths among opioid-driven hospital stays in the United States quadrupled between 1993 and 2014, according to a study published in Health Affairs.

Physician and Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School Zurui Song analyzed nearly 385,000 hospital stays involving […]

OVERCOMING THE OPIOID USE CYCLE: CHRONIC PAIN, MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY

You’ve no doubt heard about the ongoing opioid epidemic that is happening in our world right now. It’s hard to avoid as this drug crisis is covered regularly in newspapers and magazines, on news programs and addressed by lawmakers. But what do you really know […]

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