Tag Archives: Heroin

Inhaled Heroin Adds Fuel to the Opioid Epidemic

Image of a dragon representing Chasing the Dragon Inhaled Heroin Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use Severe heroin toxicity has emerged as a growing public health concern. A recent review published in the JAMA Neurology has brought to light the alternative to injection trends in opioid use disorders. Inhaling is becoming a more popular route of use. This method of heroin inhalation can lead [...]
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Why It’s Not Too Late to Get Help for Your Heroin Addiction

Woman in hat struggling with Mixing Cold Medications with Prescription Drugs Getting help for your heroin addiction is a healthy step. It is never too late to seek treatment and recover. Regardless of age, duration of addiction, or what substances you have been on, it is possible to seek treatment and start your sobriety. What Treatment to Seek When looking at types of treatment, it is [...]
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Netflix Documentary “Heroin(e)” Highlights the Opioid Epidemic

Remote control showing netflix button Contributor: Staff of  Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. Opioid-related destruction has increased to such a large degree that it is now considered an epidemic, with ER visits for non-medical use of prescription opioids more than doubling from 2004 to 2011[1]. Even more upsetting is the fact that opioid-related overdoses deaths have more than tripled since [...]
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Heroin Addiction: How Long Will I Need to be in Treatment?

Man battling drug abuse “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 and OCD Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC,  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. But, is there a connection between heroin addiction and OCD which is a co-occurring issue? According to the Center for Behavioral [...]
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