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Heroin Addiction Is Not What Is Portrayed In Popular Media

portrayal of a heroin user

Are All Heroin Users Junkies? All too often heroin is portrayed in popular media as a drug that people start out injecting (shooting up) and they’re instantly addicted.  The “junkie” portrayal is more dramatic but not very realistic.  Heroin is indeed a highly addictive drug, and there are thousands of junkies who need help, but… Continue Reading »

Addiction Is a Disease

Disease model of addiction Addiction is defined as a disease by most medical professionals and organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Like Alzheimer’s, cancer and heart disease, addiction is caused by a combination of behavioral, environmental and biological factors. Genetic risks factors account for about half of the… Continue Reading »

Indicators of Relapse

alcoholic relapse

Relapse is always a risk to the newly sober drug addict or alcoholic. An individual who is in recovery for a drug or alcohol addiction must be very careful and vigilant in early recovery and through the remainder of their life in sobriety. Relapse is definitely a chance in the existence of a recovering addict… Continue Reading »

Addiction Hotline Facts About Opioids and Opiates

CDC Opioid statistics

What are opiates and opioids? Opiates are a drug derivative of opium. Originally “opioids” referred to synthetic opiates (drugs created to mimic opium,). Today the term term Opioid is used to describe the entire family of opiates including natural, synthetic and semi-synthetic.  An opioid is best described as is any chemical or agent that binds to opioid receptors (which are protein molecules… Continue Reading »

Signs of Meth Dependence

Crystal meth and tools to smoke or inject it

Methamphetamines are psychostimulant drugs that have incredibly powerful effects on the human body and mind. Crystal Meth is a kind of methamphetamines that is regarded as among the most addicting drugs on the market together with the opiate drug heroin. In reality, Crystal Meth has a nickname of “The Devil’s Drug” as some feel it… Continue Reading »

The Facts about Methamphetamine

crystal meth

This video by Drug Policy.org outlines some of the history of methamphetamine use and addiction.  Methamphetamine is a cousin to the drug amphetamine.  The affect of methamphetamine on the body is far more daunting.  Both are highly addictive. Amphetamine was first synthesized in the late 1800s.  Methamphetamine was discovered around 1919.  By 1971 congress classified… Continue Reading »

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