doctor prescribing morphine

What to Know About Morphine Addiction

The opium poppy plant is where morphine starts. A painkiller that is highly potent, morphine can come in many forms, but it scheduled as highly addictive because it has serious implications for people who use it. People abuse the drug because they get addicted to the way it brings pleasure, then tolerance builds to the…

therapist discussing what helps boost recovery from heroin addiction with man

What Helps Boost Recovery from Heroin Addiction? 

The consequences of using heroin are heavy for people who experience the drug for the first time or multiple times. Overdose is a real threat, as with relapses, when people are trying to get clean. It can be a very difficult drug to quit using. Post-treatment challenges have no easy answers, but there are some…

man explaining signs of amytal abuse to therapist

What Are Signs and Symptoms of Amytal Abuse? 

Barbiturates are typically used to treat sleep disorders but may be used for anesthesia in hospitals. The drug works to increase a sense of calmness in the nerves, to slow it down, and help a person sleep. Amytal is one such drug that people have been taking for decades. It is highly likely a person…

What Happens During a Heroin Overdose?

Heroin overdoses have become much more common and much more dangerous in recent years with the introduction of powerful synthetic opioids like fentanyl. According to the Center for Disease Control, “heroin-related overdose death increased fivefold from 2010 to 2016, and from 2015 to 2016, heroin overdose death rates increased by 19.5%, with nearly 15,500 people…

How Deadly is a Heroin Overdose?

Heroin overdose rates have skyrocketed in the past few years. With the introduction of powerful synthetic opioid like fentanyl, overdoses have become much more common and much deadlier than they were in the past. Overdoses require prompt medical attention and the use of medications like Narcan to reverse the effects, but even immediate treatment may…

Rates Of Opioid Addiction Continue To Climb

  A new study from a major insurance provider has revealed that opioid addiction is still on the rise and that, sadly, many who are struggling with opioid addiction are not getting the care that they need. Blue Cross Blue Shield released data analyzing the number of diagnoses for “opioid use disorder” between 2010 to…