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How Heroin Addiction Treatment Helps Fight the Opioid Epidemic

Heroin and other opiates have been around for a long time. Still, it was with the introduction of Oxycontin and other synthetic opioids in the late 1990s when the opioid epidemic took off. Pharmaceutical manufacturers were less than transparent about the addictiveness of these substances, and as a result, doctors confidently prescribed them to patients…

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Importance of Professional Treatment for Heroin Addiction

Despite the increase in awareness and education about opiates, heroin addiction is still rising in the United States. Genetics plays a role in who will become addicted, but that is not the only factor putting Americans at risk. As long as people continue to suffer from trauma, poverty, isolation, and violence, they will be vulnerable…

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Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms and How Detox Can Help

Heroin use continues to rise in the United States, with over 600,000 people addicted to this powerful opiate. Heroin addiction ruins lives, tears families apart, and often results in death due to overdose. However, only about 10% of people suffering from addiction receive rehab treatment. Fear of a heroin detox center is a barrier to…

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3 Advantages of Heroin Detox Before Addiction Treatment

Among younger Americans, heroin abuse has doubled in the last decade. The term “opioid crisis” barely conveys the seriousness of the emergency. Heroin addiction endangers more than 600,000 Americans, a number that does not take into account other opioid addictions. Approximately 15,000 die in this country every year from a heroin overdose. Heroin, one of…