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December 1, 2021

America’s Opioid Crisis

By the end of 2019, fatal opioid misuse was already rising in Colorado. In 2018, there were 543 reported opioid deaths involving … Continue reading America’s Opioid Crisis

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America’s Opioid Crisis

By the end of 2019, fatal opioid misuse was already rising in Colorado. In 2018, there were 543 reported opioid deaths involving … Continue reading America’s Opioid Crisis

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July 9, 2021

What Is Synthetic Fentanyl Made Of?

It’s a story that pretty much begins and ends with pain. Fentanyl is a medicine originally used to treat patients … Continue reading What Is Synthetic Fentanyl Made Of?

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What Is Synthetic Fentanyl Made Of?

It’s a story that pretty much begins and ends with pain. Fentanyl is a medicine originally used to treat patients … Continue reading What Is Synthetic Fentanyl Made Of?

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May 21, 2021

Symptoms Of Opioid Withdrawal

If someone is experiencing periods of physical pain, as they might after having surgery or suffering a serious injury like … Continue reading Symptoms Of Opioid Withdrawal

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Symptoms Of Opioid Withdrawal

If someone is experiencing periods of physical pain, as they might after having surgery or suffering a serious injury like … Continue reading Symptoms Of Opioid Withdrawal

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April 19, 2021

What Is Fentanyl Withdrawal Like?

Your head starts to slowly feel an overwhelming sense of pleasure, as a warmth starts to radiate from the center … Continue reading What Is Fentanyl Withdrawal Like?

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What Is Fentanyl Withdrawal Like?

Your head starts to slowly feel an overwhelming sense of pleasure, as a warmth starts to radiate from the center … Continue reading What Is Fentanyl Withdrawal Like?

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October 4, 2020

When the COVID-19 Pandemic Meets the Opioid Crisis

What happens when an unthinkable COVID-19 pandemic collides with a raging opioid epidemic? No, this isn’t the start of a … Continue reading When the COVID-19 Pandemic Meets the Opioid Crisis

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When the COVID-19 Pandemic Meets the Opioid Crisis

What happens when an unthinkable COVID-19 pandemic collides with a raging opioid epidemic? No, this isn’t the start of a … Continue reading When the COVID-19 Pandemic Meets the Opioid Crisis

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April 21, 2020

CBD Products or Painkillers? The Effects CBD Can Have on…

CBD is the hot new health and wellness product lining store shelves and being advertised all over the internet. From … Continue reading CBD Products or Painkillers? The Effects CBD Can Have on Pain

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CBD Products or Painkillers? The Effects CBD Can Have on Pain

CBD is the hot new health and wellness product lining store shelves and being advertised all over the internet. From … Continue reading CBD Products or Painkillers? The Effects CBD Can Have on Pain

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February 24, 2020

Heroin vs. Morphine: What’s the Difference?

Opioid addiction isn’t a new phenomenon in America despite all the news of the recent opioid epidemic. If you wind … Continue reading Heroin vs. Morphine: What’s the Difference?

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Heroin vs. Morphine: What’s the Difference?

Opioid addiction isn’t a new phenomenon in America despite all the news of the recent opioid epidemic. If you wind … Continue reading Heroin vs. Morphine: What’s the Difference?

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February 13, 2020

How to Date a Recovering Heroin Addict

Let’s face it, dating is a mess. From creating attractive online dating profiles to attempting to decipher all the different … Continue reading How to Date a Recovering Heroin Addict

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How to Date a Recovering Heroin Addict

Let’s face it, dating is a mess. From creating attractive online dating profiles to attempting to decipher all the different … Continue reading How to Date a Recovering Heroin Addict

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January 29, 2020

What it’s Like to Go Through Detox and Withdrawal

Short for detoxification, “detox” is a period of time where you aim to rid yourself of toxic, unhealthy substances like … Continue reading What it’s Like to Go Through Detox and Withdrawal

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What it’s Like to Go Through Detox and Withdrawal

Short for detoxification, “detox” is a period of time where you aim to rid yourself of toxic, unhealthy substances like … Continue reading What it’s Like to Go Through Detox and Withdrawal

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December 11, 2019

The Signs of Fentanyl Addiction and How to Get Your…

In the right hands and under the right circumstances, fentanyl is a beneficial drug that can prevent people from feeling … Continue reading The Signs of Fentanyl Addiction and How to Get Your Loved One Help

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The Signs of Fentanyl Addiction and How to Get Your Loved One Help

In the right hands and under the right circumstances, fentanyl is a beneficial drug that can prevent people from feeling … Continue reading The Signs of Fentanyl Addiction and How to Get Your Loved One Help

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May 23, 2019

What Does a Heroin Addict Look Like? Behavior Patterns to…

What does an addict actually look like? We’ve all seen movies or television shows where an addict is portrayed as … Continue reading What Does a Heroin Addict Look Like? Behavior Patterns to Look Out For

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What Does a Heroin Addict Look Like? Behavior Patterns to Look Out For

What does an addict actually look like? We’ve all seen movies or television shows where an addict is portrayed as … Continue reading What Does a Heroin Addict Look Like? Behavior Patterns to Look Out For

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February 18, 2019

Is Alcohol Worse Than Heroin?

Alcohol kills an estimated 88,000 people a year, while just over 15,000 people died after overdosing on heron in 2017. … Continue reading Is Alcohol Worse Than Heroin?

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Is Alcohol Worse Than Heroin?

Alcohol kills an estimated 88,000 people a year, while just over 15,000 people died after overdosing on heron in 2017. … Continue reading Is Alcohol Worse Than Heroin?

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February 7, 2019

The Dangers of Mixing Heroin and Xanax

Both heroin and Xanax work as central nervous system depressants. That means both drugs can induce feelings of calm and … Continue reading The Dangers of Mixing Heroin and Xanax

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The Dangers of Mixing Heroin and Xanax

Both heroin and Xanax work as central nervous system depressants. That means both drugs can induce feelings of calm and … Continue reading The Dangers of Mixing Heroin and Xanax

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November 1, 2018

Top 8 Ways The Raleigh House Works for Painkiller Addiction…

    A lot of us used to think that painkillers weren’t so dangerous. They do, after all, come from … Continue reading Top 8 Ways The Raleigh House Works for Painkiller Addiction Treatment

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Top 8 Ways The Raleigh House Works for Painkiller Addiction Treatment

    A lot of us used to think that painkillers weren’t so dangerous. They do, after all, come from … Continue reading Top 8 Ways The Raleigh House Works for Painkiller Addiction Treatment

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October 25, 2018

Does Heroin Cause Cancer?

    We all know heroin is bad for us, even deadly. But there’s another danger that most of us … Continue reading Does Heroin Cause Cancer?

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Does Heroin Cause Cancer?

    We all know heroin is bad for us, even deadly. But there’s another danger that most of us … Continue reading Does Heroin Cause Cancer?

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October 4, 2018

How Does Heroin Use Affect Pregnancy?

  If you’re reading this, you almost certainly know that it’s a very bad idea to use heroin while pregnant. … Continue reading How Does Heroin Use Affect Pregnancy?

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How Does Heroin Use Affect Pregnancy?

  If you’re reading this, you almost certainly know that it’s a very bad idea to use heroin while pregnant. … Continue reading How Does Heroin Use Affect Pregnancy?

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September 5, 2018

Opioid Epidemic Update: Doctors Prescribing Less Painkillers

  Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Given … Continue reading Opioid Epidemic Update: Doctors Prescribing Less Painkillers

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Opioid Epidemic Update: Doctors Prescribing Less Painkillers

  Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Given … Continue reading Opioid Epidemic Update: Doctors Prescribing Less Painkillers

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August 14, 2018

How Long Does it Take to Become Addicted to Heroin?

It’s possible that you could use heroin without getting addicted. However, it’s also possible that you could become addicted quickly. … Continue reading How Long Does it Take to Become Addicted to Heroin?

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How Long Does it Take to Become Addicted to Heroin?

It’s possible that you could use heroin without getting addicted. However, it’s also possible that you could become addicted quickly. … Continue reading How Long Does it Take to Become Addicted to Heroin?

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July 23, 2018

The Role of Family in Opioid Recovery

  By the time a person decides to go to rehab, they have been through a lot. Their family has, … Continue reading The Role of Family in Opioid Recovery

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The Role of Family in Opioid Recovery

  By the time a person decides to go to rehab, they have been through a lot. Their family has, … Continue reading The Role of Family in Opioid Recovery

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July 16, 2018

Speedballs: What is It?

Comedians Chris Farley and John Belushi died from them, as did musician Chris Kelly and actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. A … Continue reading Speedballs: What is It?

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Speedballs: What is It?

Comedians Chris Farley and John Belushi died from them, as did musician Chris Kelly and actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. A … Continue reading Speedballs: What is It?

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July 10, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Using Marijuana to Curb Opioid…

  There are a lot of different opinions on medical marijuana use, but there is also one very interesting fact … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Using Marijuana to Curb Opioid Use

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The Pros and Cons of Using Marijuana to Curb Opioid Use

  There are a lot of different opinions on medical marijuana use, but there is also one very interesting fact … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Using Marijuana to Curb Opioid Use

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July 9, 2018

Opioid Crisis Update: Here’s What You Need to Know

  Here’s a staggering statistic: 4.4 percent of the U.S. population misuses opioids, including painkillers and heroin. That statistic was … Continue reading Opioid Crisis Update: Here’s What You Need to Know

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Opioid Crisis Update: Here’s What You Need to Know

  Here’s a staggering statistic: 4.4 percent of the U.S. population misuses opioids, including painkillers and heroin. That statistic was … Continue reading Opioid Crisis Update: Here’s What You Need to Know

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July 5, 2018

How Opioids Depress our Labor Force

  We’ve all heard the news: The unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since 2000. Given that statistic, it’d … Continue reading How Opioids Depress our Labor Force

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How Opioids Depress our Labor Force

  We’ve all heard the news: The unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since 2000. Given that statistic, it’d … Continue reading How Opioids Depress our Labor Force

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July 3, 2018

Children of the Opioid Crisis

  A baby is born approximately every 15 minutes in the United States suffering from opioid withdrawal, according to a … Continue reading Children of the Opioid Crisis

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Children of the Opioid Crisis

  A baby is born approximately every 15 minutes in the United States suffering from opioid withdrawal, according to a … Continue reading Children of the Opioid Crisis

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July 2, 2018

The Epidemic Expands: From Opioids to Meth

  Some 115 Americans die every day as a result of the opioid epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease … Continue reading The Epidemic Expands: From Opioids to Meth

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The Epidemic Expands: From Opioids to Meth

  Some 115 Americans die every day as a result of the opioid epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease … Continue reading The Epidemic Expands: From Opioids to Meth

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June 26, 2018

The Opioid Crisis in Denver

  Overdoses in libraries. A burgeoning homeless population. Thousands of needles turned in at the Harm Reduction Action Center. The … Continue reading The Opioid Crisis in Denver

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The Opioid Crisis in Denver

  Overdoses in libraries. A burgeoning homeless population. Thousands of needles turned in at the Harm Reduction Action Center. The … Continue reading The Opioid Crisis in Denver

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June 25, 2018

How to Deal with a Heroin Addict

  It feels as if the person you love is lost. Yes, they might be standing right in front of … Continue reading How to Deal with a Heroin Addict

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How to Deal with a Heroin Addict

  It feels as if the person you love is lost. Yes, they might be standing right in front of … Continue reading How to Deal with a Heroin Addict

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June 22, 2018

Heroin Long-Term Effects on Mouth and Teeth

Most of us have heard of “meth mouth.” But the truth is that heroin users experience the same dental problems … Continue reading Heroin Long-Term Effects on Mouth and Teeth

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Heroin Long-Term Effects on Mouth and Teeth

Most of us have heard of “meth mouth.” But the truth is that heroin users experience the same dental problems … Continue reading Heroin Long-Term Effects on Mouth and Teeth

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June 20, 2018

10 Reasons to Strive to Live Heroin Free

You probably wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t already know how great heroin can make you feel and how … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Strive to Live Heroin Free

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10 Reasons to Strive to Live Heroin Free

You probably wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t already know how great heroin can make you feel and how … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Strive to Live Heroin Free

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May 2, 2018

Opioid Prescription Statistics: Good News and Bad

The opioid epidemic kills more than 115 people a day. Here’s how it happened: People get hooked on prescription opioid … Continue reading Opioid Prescription Statistics: Good News and Bad

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Opioid Prescription Statistics: Good News and Bad

The opioid epidemic kills more than 115 people a day. Here’s how it happened: People get hooked on prescription opioid … Continue reading Opioid Prescription Statistics: Good News and Bad

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March 2, 2018

The Cost of the Opioid Epidemic

  A trillion dollars is a hard number to wrap your head around. If you were to divide it by … Continue reading The Cost of the Opioid Epidemic

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The Cost of the Opioid Epidemic

  A trillion dollars is a hard number to wrap your head around. If you were to divide it by … Continue reading The Cost of the Opioid Epidemic

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February 6, 2018

Opioid Epidemic and HIV Outbreaks

  It was 1981 when reports first surfaced of unusual infections spreading among gay men. By 1982, we’d given it … Continue reading Opioid Epidemic and HIV Outbreaks

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Opioid Epidemic and HIV Outbreaks

  It was 1981 when reports first surfaced of unusual infections spreading among gay men. By 1982, we’d given it … Continue reading Opioid Epidemic and HIV Outbreaks

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January 29, 2018

Heroin Recovery: Nutrition and Exercise

  You’ve been hearing your whole life how important diet and exercise are. But when you’re trying to overcome heroin … Continue reading Heroin Recovery: Nutrition and Exercise

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Heroin Recovery: Nutrition and Exercise

  You’ve been hearing your whole life how important diet and exercise are. But when you’re trying to overcome heroin … Continue reading Heroin Recovery: Nutrition and Exercise

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January 26, 2018

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Heroin Addiction

  Imagine trying to kill a weed by plucking off its leaves. That’s what happens when you try to treat … Continue reading Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Heroin Addiction

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Heroin Addiction

  Imagine trying to kill a weed by plucking off its leaves. That’s what happens when you try to treat … Continue reading Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Heroin Addiction

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January 23, 2018

What Happened to Tom Petty?

  Tom Petty understood addiction all too well. “You start losing your soul,” he told his friend Warren Zanes, who … Continue reading What Happened to Tom Petty?

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What Happened to Tom Petty?

  Tom Petty understood addiction all too well. “You start losing your soul,” he told his friend Warren Zanes, who … Continue reading What Happened to Tom Petty?

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January 8, 2018

Does Rehab Work for Heroin Addicts?

  There’s a very good reason why so many people view the fight against addiction as an uphill battle. It’s … Continue reading Does Rehab Work for Heroin Addicts?

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Does Rehab Work for Heroin Addicts?

  There’s a very good reason why so many people view the fight against addiction as an uphill battle. It’s … Continue reading Does Rehab Work for Heroin Addicts?

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January 4, 2018

The Truth About Heroin and Seizures

The biggest risks of heroin use, of course, are addiction, overdose and death. But it’s a little known fact that … Continue reading The Truth About Heroin and Seizures

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The Truth About Heroin and Seizures

The biggest risks of heroin use, of course, are addiction, overdose and death. But it’s a little known fact that … Continue reading The Truth About Heroin and Seizures

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January 2, 2018

Are Heroin Addicts Violent?

Most of us are aware that addiction changes the way a person thinks. So we are willing to overlook hurtful … Continue reading Are Heroin Addicts Violent?

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Are Heroin Addicts Violent?

Most of us are aware that addiction changes the way a person thinks. So we are willing to overlook hurtful … Continue reading Are Heroin Addicts Violent?

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January 1, 2018

The Differences Between Opioids and Opiates

  Opioids and opiates affect millions each year. While not widely known, there are many differences between opioids and opiates, … Continue reading The Differences Between Opioids and Opiates

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The Differences Between Opioids and Opiates

  Opioids and opiates affect millions each year. While not widely known, there are many differences between opioids and opiates, … Continue reading The Differences Between Opioids and Opiates

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December 13, 2017

3 Ways Life Will Be Better After Getting off Heroin

  Life with heroin probably isn’t any good anymore. It no longer makes you feel great, but it does take … Continue reading 3 Ways Life Will Be Better After Getting off Heroin

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3 Ways Life Will Be Better After Getting off Heroin

  Life with heroin probably isn’t any good anymore. It no longer makes you feel great, but it does take … Continue reading 3 Ways Life Will Be Better After Getting off Heroin

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December 12, 2017

Heroin Addiction: Overcoming Fear and Asking for Help

  Heroin has left your life in shambles and—yet—you’re so scared to let it go. It actually makes perfect sense. … Continue reading Heroin Addiction: Overcoming Fear and Asking for Help

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Heroin Addiction: Overcoming Fear and Asking for Help

  Heroin has left your life in shambles and—yet—you’re so scared to let it go. It actually makes perfect sense. … Continue reading Heroin Addiction: Overcoming Fear and Asking for Help

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December 6, 2017

How Does Heroin Rehab Work?

  There are thousands of alcohol and drug treatment centers across the United States—and the quality of those centers can … Continue reading How Does Heroin Rehab Work?

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How Does Heroin Rehab Work?

  There are thousands of alcohol and drug treatment centers across the United States—and the quality of those centers can … Continue reading How Does Heroin Rehab Work?

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November 15, 2017

Heroin Addiction Recovery and the Holidays

  Your family has an image of how this time of year should be. Everyone is together and getting along. … Continue reading Heroin Addiction Recovery and the Holidays

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Heroin Addiction Recovery and the Holidays

  Your family has an image of how this time of year should be. Everyone is together and getting along. … Continue reading Heroin Addiction Recovery and the Holidays

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November 13, 2017

Does Kratom Work for Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms?

  Kratom is a plant that grows in southeast Asia. For centuries, natives have chewed the leaves or used them … Continue reading Does Kratom Work for Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms?

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Does Kratom Work for Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms?

  Kratom is a plant that grows in southeast Asia. For centuries, natives have chewed the leaves or used them … Continue reading Does Kratom Work for Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms?

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November 7, 2017

Narcan Nasal Spray Now Available at Walgreens

  91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If … Continue reading Narcan Nasal Spray Now Available at Walgreens

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Narcan Nasal Spray Now Available at Walgreens

  91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If … Continue reading Narcan Nasal Spray Now Available at Walgreens

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November 1, 2017

How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your System?

   You didn’t click this story to be told that heroin is bad for you—or that you should stop … Continue reading How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your System?

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How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your System?

   You didn’t click this story to be told that heroin is bad for you—or that you should stop … Continue reading How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your System?

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October 27, 2017

What is Harm Reduction?

Consider these two facts: There is no way to use heroin that is 100 percent safe and we will never … Continue reading What is Harm Reduction?

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What is Harm Reduction?

Consider these two facts: There is no way to use heroin that is 100 percent safe and we will never … Continue reading What is Harm Reduction?

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October 17, 2017

The Effects of Injecting Heroin

  Heroin has many well-known risks. The worst, of course, are overdose, death and addiction, but there are many more. … Continue reading The Effects of Injecting Heroin

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The Effects of Injecting Heroin

  Heroin has many well-known risks. The worst, of course, are overdose, death and addiction, but there are many more. … Continue reading The Effects of Injecting Heroin

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October 16, 2017

The Effects of Snorting Heroin

  It doesn’t take much more than a piece of paper to snort heroin. It leaves no track marks and … Continue reading The Effects of Snorting Heroin

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The Effects of Snorting Heroin

  It doesn’t take much more than a piece of paper to snort heroin. It leaves no track marks and … Continue reading The Effects of Snorting Heroin

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October 13, 2017

The Effects of Smoking Heroin

  To some, smoking heroin simply doesn’t seem as dangerous as using a needle to inject it. But the truth … Continue reading The Effects of Smoking Heroin

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The Effects of Smoking Heroin

  To some, smoking heroin simply doesn’t seem as dangerous as using a needle to inject it. But the truth … Continue reading The Effects of Smoking Heroin

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