Tag Archives: Heroin

Heroin Addiction: How Long Will I Need to be in Treatment?

Sad girl addicted to heroine “How long will my recovery take?” is a commonly asked question by patients battling an addiction. There is, however, no simple answer. Especially when it comes to heroin addiction, treatment may prove to be more complicated and lengthy. Despite the difficult journey, what needs to be prioritized is getting control of your life back and [...]
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Connection Between Heroin Addiction and OCD

Man struggling with Heroin addiction Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center As lawmakers, advocates, and family members continue to highlight the devastating heroin epidemic in America, greater awareness is being drawn to this crisis impacting millions. According to the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, almost 600,000 individuals struggled with heroin addiction out [...]
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Marijuana Dubbed the Next “Wonder Drug” for Heroin Patients

Man lying in the grass This year I am celebrating six years of sobriety from alcohol and drugs, addictions that took seed at thirteen years old. Actually, I had my first drink at three because my late mother thought it would be funny to see my reaction after sipping a Long Island Iced Tea. It wasn’t funny, though, as my [...]
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How Dependency on Prescription Pain Killers Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

Man struggling with pain medication and heroin abuse It is estimated that between 26.4 million and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide, with an estimated 2.1 million people in the United States suffering from substance use disorders related to prescription pain killers. In 2012 and an estimated 467,000 people were addicted to heroin. Several factors may contribute to the severity of the rising [...]
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Using Heroin And Raising A Child

Close Up Of Child-Using Heroin And Raising A Child Shocking But Increasingly Common Earlier this year, the world heard of a tragic story that took place at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. While a seven-year-old girl was undergoing reconstructive surgery on her windpipe, her parents, Wesley and Mary Ann Landers, were busy shooting heroin in the hospital’s bathroom. In the end, the little girl’s mother died [...]
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