addiction

Heroin Laced with Elephant Tranquilizer Hits the Streets

The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller that most recently made headlines with its role in the death …

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Obama announces new moves to fight opioid and heroin abuse epidemic

(CNN)The Obama administration is making it easier for doctors to use anti-addiction drugs in the fight against an exploding epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse. It’s part of a package of new initiatives announced Tuesday that includes other efforts to expand addiction treatment and increase coverage for mental health and substance abuse services. These …

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Addiction

Commonly overlooked as a disease, Addiction is a chronic relapsing brain disorder displayed through compulsive drug abuse and drug seeking behaviors regardless of the known harmful consequences. Chronic disease can be defined as a long-lasting human health condition associated with disorders like asthma, cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. In past years, individuals suffering from addiction were …

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Recovery Support

Successful recovery can be broken up into two phases, Medical Detox and Recovery Support. Medical Detox is the first phase of treatment in which a highly trained physician must safely access the situation and organize a detox taper schedule to remove the chemical dependency from the patient’s body. Once the first phase is successfully accomplished, …

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