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
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

Why Does Heroin Make You Constipated?

What is constipation? Constipation is broadly defined as unsatisfactory defecation characterized by infrequent stools, difficult stool passage or both.​   Signs of constipation 1. Difficult and/or painful bowel movements 2. Bo

The Main Difference Between Opiates and Opioids

Opiates are narcotics found within opium. They include morphine, codeine and thebaine, plus every narcotic that's derived from opium. On the other hand, opioids include all opium-like narcotics regardless of the source. You could say that opiates are