Opiates & Heroin Info

10 07, 2018

Why are Children Under the Age of 6 Dying from Overdoses?

2018-07-06T17:21:19+00:00 July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

More than 1,500 children have been admitted to the emergency room for a heroin overdose over the past few years, and the majority of these children weren’t addicts themselves… In an article recently published on CNN.com, Mark Lieber reports on the alarming pattern of children being treated for opioid overdoses. “Researchers [have] found that the [...]

5 05, 2018

Methadone vs. Buprenorphine – Which has better long-term results for treating opioid addiction?

2018-05-14T00:21:43+00:00 May 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Methadone and Buprenorphine are both one main medication options for treating opioid addiction. They belong to the treatment method known as substitution therapy as they’re opiate agonists which block opiate receptors. They do differ, however, having their own benefits and downfalls. Rehabilitation programs will use methadone or buprenorphine as an opioid substitute. As the [...]

8 03, 2018

The Opioid Crisis IS a Heroin Crisis in Washington State

2018-03-11T04:39:42+00:00 March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

In early February 2018, the Washington State House of Representatives passed two measures aimed at reducing the number of opioid overdose deaths. But Representative Dan Griffey, from the 35th District, thinks that the bills don’t go far enough to address the REAL monster. “It’s now heroin.  It really is.” The [...]

20 12, 2017

Opium: A Long History of Medical Use, Addiction and Abuse

2017-12-15T19:07:25+00:00 December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Opium poppies have a significant medical impact in history that dates back to 3,400 B.C. Its medicinal effects was once thought to be magical, and it was a highly cultivated plant around the world. In fact, word of its medicinal properties quickly spread across the globe, and it was sought after by many powerful [...]

10 12, 2017

How A Fish Is Helping Addiction Research

2017-12-15T17:51:38+00:00 December 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Opioid addiction research is progressing. Zebrafish play a big part in new discoveries. This may sound strange. But one recent zebrafish study is gaining lots of attention. This post tells you all about this study. As an opiate addict, you may wonder why this info matter. You’ve heard the saying “knowledge is power”. This [...]

19 11, 2017

Shocking Life Expectancy Reduction in U.S. in the Past 15 Years – Most Likely Due to Opioid Epidemic

2017-11-18T04:41:03+00:00 November 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Life expectancy in the U.S. is dropping, and it’s likely due to opioid poisoning. From 2000 to 2015, drug poisoning mortality more than doubled, and mortalities involving opioids reportedly tripled. The reported numbers are likely an underestimate of reality. Regular drug use results in health complication. Deaths caused by these complications are often not [...]

9 11, 2017

Fentanyl is So Deadly It’s Now Being Used During Death Penalty Executions in Nevada

2017-11-18T03:08:47+00:00 November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Fentanyl has grown in its infamy over the past few years as being an extremely dangerous, deadly drug. In fact, synthetic opioids like fentanyl were responsible for over 20,000 overdose deaths in 2016. Clearly, a fentanyl overdose death is not all that uncommon, despite the opportunity for detox. Unfortunately, the fentanyl deaths in 2016 [...]