woman holding forehead getting dope sick

What are the Signs of Being Dope Sick?

When dealing with substance addiction, it’s important to learn the terminology. It’s not uncommon for people to refer to certain drugs or conditions in some different ways. For instance, marijuana goes by several different street names–Mary Jane, weed, pot, and bud. Dope sick is a term that has been around for years. People may not…

man sitting on floor with hands on his head struggling with suboxone withdrawal symptoms

Now What Do I Do About My Suboxone Withdrawal Symptoms?

When doctors prescribe one medication to treat an addiction to another substance, they try to strike a delicate balance. Unfortunately, a patient sometimes forms an addiction to the medicine prescribed to wean them off another substance. Suboxone is a medication that doctors prescribe during drug detox for heroin addiction. If those struggling with addiction abuse…

Narcan side effects are better than overdose

Are There Narcan Side Effects?

If you or someone you know has overdosed on opioids, you might know that Narcan can be a life-saving drug. Narcan, or naloxone, can quickly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. However, results are temporary and medical attention is necessary relatively quickly to prevent the overdose from continuing. You also have to deal with…

heroin street names

What Are Heroin Street Names I Should Know?

The illicit drug culture is a world unto itself. The residents of that world live in turmoil, constantly dealing with pain, sadness, and desperation. As part of the culture, people have their own rules and language. For decades now, heroin has been a favorite drug among the people we consider to be hard-core drugs users.…

heroin withdrawal timeline

A Look at the Heroin Withdrawal Timeline

If you have an addiction to heroin and want to stop, you’ll need to face the inevitability of withdrawal. There’s an excellent chance your body is going to react to sudden abstinence. We understand how scary heroin withdrawal symptoms can be. Perhaps, a little knowledge about withdrawal and the normal heroin withdrawal timeline will help…

opioid addiction help

How to Find Opioid Addiction Help

In the last couple of years, we, as a nation, have gotten a not-so-subtle reminder of the dangers of opioid addiction. Americans deal with significant addiction issues involving prescription painkillers, heroin, and deadly fentanyl from coast to coast. Springing from the ongoing opioid epidemic spurred on by massive overprescribing initiated and encouraged by the pharmaceutical…

heroin triangle in Georgia

Georgia’s Heroin Triangle

It’s entirely possible Americans have not yet grasped the magnitude of the heroin addiction problem that’s plaguing America. When you start hearing strange terms like the “heroin triangle,” you have to be at least a little curious. It’s noteworthy that both former President Barack Obama and current President Donald Trump have sounded the alarm. The…

suboxone strips on the black market

People Selling Suboxone Strips on the Black Market

Although opioid addiction treatment is available across the country, many people who want help don’t have access to it. Some of them, for instance, spend months in prison for addiction-related crimes and use drugs as soon as they leave. The reason is that they never get the help that they need to maintain sober lifestyles.…

how long does it take to detox from heroin

How Long Does It Take to Detox from Heroin?

Heroin addiction is one of the toughest to break. In the first place, heroin is a potent opioid made from morphine that rapidly enters the brain after injection or snorting. Thereupon, the drug creates a pleasurable “rush” people eventually can’t live without. Ultimately, heroin users’ bodies become reliant and keep needing larger amounts to feel…