Rise of Heroin Use in PA and How Naloxone Might Help

It is no exaggeration to say an epidemic of heroin use has swept across Pennsylvania. Over the past few years, there have been overdoses, distribution busts, more people seeking assistance for heroin addiction, and countless families struggling to save their loved ones from the heroin plague. In one weekend, eight people in a single county…

When to Go to Rehab

“When should I go to rehab?” It is a question many people who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol ask. In general, it is best to assume that if you are asking the question, it is probably the right time to seriously consider contacting a recovery center. After all, if the problem is one you…

Your Guide to Effective Depression Treatment

Since the rise of anti-depressants in the early 1990s, “depression” has become a bit of a buzzword in American culture. While you might feel “depressed” after a setback at work or even a loss by your favorite sports team, those feelings alone do not constitute clinical or major depression. Even though many people are not…

Media and Reinforcing Addictive Behavior

We see it every day on TV, in music, and in the movies: glorification of addictive behaviors. How many times have the following scenarios been exalted?        Young people, often underage, get “wasted” at a party and have tons of fun.        Famous people use drugs and enter into one-night stands…

Inhalant Addiction and Treatment

Inhalants produce effects similar to alcohol and are created from a diverse group of substances that include volatile solvents, gases, and nitrites that are sniffed, snorted, huffed or bagged. The substances used are found in common household products such as glues, lighter fluid, cleaning fluids, and paint products. Inhalant abuse is the deliberate inhaling or…

Heroin Addiction Recovery

Processed from morphine, heroin, also called H, horse, smack, dope, and junk, is the most abused and rapidly acting opiate available. Morphine is a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of certain varieties of poppy plants. Typically found in a white or brownish powder form, heroin also is found as a black sticky…

OxyContin Addiction Treatment Center

Oxycodone, sometimes known as OxyContin, oxycodone, hillbilly heroin, oxy, OC, and kicker, is an opiate derived from morphine and is legally prescribed for pain relief. Found in the prescription drug OxyContin, it is a Schedule II narcotic analgesic, is highly addictive, and abusers usually require the help of an OxyContin treatment center to sustain a…