Heroin is a very dangerous and addictive drug. The epidemic tracked by the CDC is widespread throughout the United States, and High Point, North Carolina is no exception. According to the High Point Police Department, the city broke a record with 191 heroin overdoses in 2016. Out of those, nine … [Read more...] aboutHigh Point Sees an Increase in Heroin Overdoses
If you are one of the more than 2 million people in the United States struggling with opioid addiction, it can be easy to feel that no treatment plan is strong enough to overpower your cravings for the drug. Opiates like heroin and their lab-created counterparts — OxyContin, Fentanyl, and Vicodin — … [Read more...] aboutEvidence-Based Treatment of Opiate Addiction
Opiates are a class of drugs derived from a certain kind of poppy. Opioids, on the other hand, are the larger class of drugs that includes opiates, as well as synthetic opiates and drugs that have the same effect even though they’re made from different things. In this article, we’ll talk about … [Read more...] aboutDrug Education: What Is An Opiate?
In a recent post on our sister site, AbsoluteAdvocacy.org, we published an infographic that illustrated the 8 most commonly abused drugs. Next to alcohol and marijuana, pain relievers rank high among the most commonly abused drugs in the United States (U.S.). In the category of pain relievers … [Read more...] aboutOpioid Abuse and The Rise In Addictions Related To Prescription Pain Relievers