Quitting Heroin Addiction

  Time to quit Many heroin addicts make the decision to quit after an accumulation of consequences. There is often a catalyst event that jumpstarts the decision to quit. It may be a dramatic and/or emotional event such as an overdose, medical

The Connection Between Heroin And Violence

When heroin was first invented, it was a legal drug. By 1898, Bayer Inc. was distributing "HEROIN" around the world, as a safe way to suppress bouts of coughing, from diseases such as "TB" and "Whooping Cough." A little more than a decade later, it b

Quitting Heroin With Suboxone

The Substance Use Disorder treatment field has seen some important successes. but significant challenges remain. Currently, there are only three medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat opioid addiction: buprenor

Human Sexuality And Heroin

  What is Human Sexuality? Since the time of effective contraception, sexual morays have shifted, and today the topic of human sexuality has several meanings not just sexual reproduction. Today, the phrase "human sexuality" can mean any one or

How Long Will Heroin Withdrawal Last?

The duration of heroin withdrawal coincides with its clearance rate, such that, withdrawal symptoms typically linger for 7-days or so. There is another element involved in heroin withdrawal that is rarely talked about. That element is "neuroplasticit
Heroin and Pain Sensitivity

Why Is Heroin Withdrawal Painful?

We know that heroin quickly metabolizes into morphine. Therefore, what morphine does in the body, heroin must do also. Scientific studies show that prolonged administration of morphine produces hyper-sensitivity to pain. This is a medical condition k