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Category Archives: Heroin and Opiate Addiction


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White House Declares Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

  Of the 500,000 people who died from drug overdoses over the last 15 years, opioids account for the majority of those deaths. Since 1999, opioid-related deaths have quadrupled. These sobering statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with increasing outcry from the medical community and the people affected by opioid addiction, … Continue reading White House Declares Opioid Crisis a National Emergency


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Dual Diagnosis: Heroin Addiction and Depression

  People with mood or anxiety disorders are about twice as likely to become addicted to drugs or alcohol. That statistic—provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse—is alarming for sure, but it is also insightful. For people experiencing feelings of hopelessness, heroin can feel like a way out, offering a profound sense of relaxation. … Continue reading Dual Diagnosis: Heroin Addiction and Depression


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Is Suboxone a Narcotic?

  Suboxone contains two chemicals; buprenorphine and naloxone. By most definitions, buprenorphine is a narcotic (including tablet or sublingual buprenorphine used for opioid dependence ). However, by other definitions buprenorphine is a medication when  it’s used appropriately, and a “narcotic” only when diverted or used outside of medical care. Before we can definitively answer the … Continue reading Is Suboxone a Narcotic?



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How Long Does It Take: Painkiller Addiction Signs

  One person can take prescription painkillers for decades without any problems, while another can become addicted in a matter of weeks. No one can tell who will become addicted and who won’t, but there are several factors that make addiction more likely. They include: Past drug or alcohol abuse A family history of addiction … Continue reading How Long Does It Take: Painkiller Addiction Signs


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The Heroin Rehabilitation Process at The Raleigh House

  You probably want to know what rehab at The Raleigh House will be like. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you. That’s because every single person who walks through our doors has their own story to tell. Until we hear yours, we won’t know the exact ways in which we can best help you. Here’s what … Continue reading The Heroin Rehabilitation Process at The Raleigh House

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