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Opioid Addiction Stories in Their Own Words The television program, Frontline, has published several documentaries about heroin and opioid addiction.  Recently they asked their audience to open up about their experience with addictions and the responses are powerful.  Some are from addicts themselves, others from a family member or loved one touched by the addiction… Continue Reading »

Thousands of people die from opioid overdose each year and now Nashville Mayor, Megan Barry’s son, Max,  has become a yet another tragic statistic, he died from an apparent overdose. His death occurred in Littleton, Colo., a suburb of Denver, where the 22-year-old Max Barry had recently moved after graduating college. “Early this morning, we received… Continue Reading »

Opioid Documentary Opioid, opiate and heroin addictions have gripped the US more than any other time in history.  Opioid addiction has become a menace. Each day addicts are overdosing and even dying at alarming rates. How do people become addicted and what price do they pay?  What does the family of an opioid or opiate… Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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