Treating Heroin Addiction – Still a Challenge?

The world has been watching (and participating in) the rise of the prescription drug epidemic. Just after the 2014 death of acclaimed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, it seems as though our attention shifted toward the growing heroin epidemic. Both the prescription and heroin epidemics have played into one another, as most prescription drug addicts have Read More

The Hallmark Signs of Heroin Use

Heroin is one of the most addictive and dangerous drugs known to man. You’d imagine that the signs of use would be pretty clear, and they are in most cases.  Sometimes, however, heroin users can manage to pass for clean and continue on with their daily lives. If you’re living with or love someone who Read More

Suboxone Benefits: Treating Opioid & Opiate Addiction

What Is Suboxone? Suboxone is a medication that has the potential to reduce symptoms of opiate addiction and withdrawal. Suboxone treatment programs are often combined with therapy and should always be followed by aftercare support. Addiction to Suboxone is a very real issue, which is why treatment should be monitored, but the Suboxone benefits tend Read More

Why Opiate Detox is Based off an Individual’s Needs

One of the main responsibilities Northbound holds as a leading opiate detox option in Orange County is continuing to ensure that the vast range of unique medical and clinical needs of an individual are satisfied during the process. A proper opiate detox certainly isn’t a single size-fits-all. Any person making the brave decision to break Read More

Era of Opiate (and Heroin) Addiction Pressures Detox and Treatment Centers

What a line by Dr. John P. Morgan in the abstract from one his early journals on narcotics. “American physicians,” he wrote, “markedly undertreat severe pain based on an irrational and undocumented fear that appropriate use will lead patients to become addicts.” It kicked off Morgan’s “American Opiophobia: Customary Underutilization of Opioid Analgesics” and at Read More