On tonight’s ABC news 20/20 episode, David Muir reports on the epidemic sweeping the country by storm: heroin and opiate addiction. Heroin overdoses are happening everyday to people of all ages and race. Drugs discriminate against no one. One man could not even wait to get home before shooting up heroin in his car in New Hampshire. 129 people in America die everyday in the United States from overdoses, most from prescription pain pills and opiates. Families everywhere are struggling with their loved ones getting hooked, usually on prescription medications first, and then graduating onto heroin. Drug overdoses have become more… [Read More]
Kratom, ( Mitragyna speciosa Korth), also known as Kakuam originates from Thailand, where it has been illegal to cultivate the Kratom tree since 1943 due to the leaves having narcotic properties similar to opium. Being an indigenous plant of Thailand, Kratom leaves continue to be used by locals in cooking, as a medication, and as an opium substitute. Addiction is said to be easy with many people having used the leaf all their lives. It helps people to endure arduous manual work, and studies have shown long term effects to include a preference for solitude, anorexia, pigmentation of the skin,… [Read More]
Prescription drug abuse in Ohio causes more deaths than suicide or driving accidents. For an outlay of $8.9m the State will qualify for a Federal grant to total $36m to be used to help treat people suffering from mental illness and drug addiction, and hopefully get them into employment. The funding has been applied for against a rise in deaths from drug overdose during recent years, deaths ascribed to an increased availability and use of prescription drugs. Ohio’s current prescription drug problem results in four accidental drug overdose deaths per day. For Ohio the statistics for prescription drug abuse are… [Read More]
Getting help for Oxycontin addictionmeans getting holistic addict help, not using heroin as a cure for symptoms of pain and withdrawal. Following a 2007 settlement in which Purdue Pharma settled criminal and civil charges of misleading the public as to the addictive properties of Oxycontin, with the payment of a fine of $634.5 million, Oxycontin is still on the market. In early 2010, the packaging of Oxycontin was changed in an attempt to make this “slow release” pain relief drug actually function as described. The current gel capsule has had a mixed response. Genuine users of Oxycontin for actual pain… [Read More]
As soon as I had no stability and lost all sense of reasoning I quit all my jobs, left my family and set out to stay high. That didn’t last long and I ended up in here in rehab.
In 2008, I was arrested for prostitution.
At the police station was a scared young girl sitting beside me, I guessed that she had just been arrested for the first time because her eyes were filled with tears. Looking at her reminded me of when I was arrested for the first time; it was Christmas Eve and I wasn’t even 21 years old at that point and I had been caught shoplifting. Basically, I was from a poor family and my mom and dad had been killed in an accident.
Heroin is a very powerful and dangerous drug. It can lead to problems and a journey unlike any your family has ever experienced. If there is a heroin addict in your home, you need to take action now. With heroin, there is no such thing as an occasional hit to get by, although that is exactly the excuse the addict will use. What do you do when you find out your child or mate or other beloved family member or friend is a heroin addict and is in your home? Here are several suggestions, all of which can be greatly successful if followed.
The addiction signs of heroin are as a result of repeated intake of heroin which is a narcotic drug.
In many countries, it is illegal to be in possession of heroin. Usually, the drug is intravenously injected into the body’s system or snorted. Thereafter, it creates an intense feeling of pleasure.
You have just found out that you have a heroin addict living in your house. Whether it is your partner, your teenage child or another family member, it is time to make some hard choices and take the steps to deal with the situation without anyone getting hurt or further traumatized.