Treatments For Heroin Addiction

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated February 6, 2020

Heroin addiction is an unpredictable, complex disease that affects millions of people every year. Fortunately, there are several options that have proven successful in treatments for heroin addiction and maintaining sober living. As identified by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, treatment may include:  Medication Behavior counseling Evaluation and treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders Read More

Am I Addicted to Heroin?

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated February 5, 2020

Heroin is a highly addictive drug, which means that even one use creates a change in the brain that can lead down a path of cravings, dependency, and addiction. Signs of heroin abuse vary and for some, it can creep up slowly and without notice. When using heroin in any form, there are noticeable signs Read More

Side Effects of Heroin Abuse

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated February 4, 2020

Heroin abuse affects everything you do. Physically, it affects your brain and cardiovascular system in various ways. It can slow down your breathing and heart rate due to the neurochemical changes it causes. Negative side effects of heroin abuse often include: nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, severe itchiness, and dilated pupils. Heroin abuse may also lead Read More

Heroin Detox Timeline

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated February 3, 2020

A typical heroin detox timeline lasts approximately one week. However, each person handles addiction and detox differently, which will affect this span of time. For example, an older person who has been using heroin for longer and at greater dosages will likely require more time than a younger person who hasn’t suffered from addiction for Read More

Treatments For Benzo Addiction

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated January 30, 2020

Benzo prescriptions and overdose fatalities involving benzos have both risen over the course of the past decade and a half. Typically, benzodiazepines such as Xanax or Klonopin are only prescribed for short-term treatment of panic attacks, insomnia, and anxiety due to their high potency levels. Unfortunately, doctors may  overprescribe them and people use them to Read More