Opiates & Heroin Info

26 11, 2018

FDA Okays Dsuvia – A Powerful New Opioid Pill

2019-01-30T16:10:34+00:00November 26th, 2018|0 Comments

In a move that has medical watchdogs, media outlets, and the public at large in a bit of an uproar, the Food and Drug Administration recently approved a powerful new opioid for medical use in early 2019. FDA Okays Dsuvia – A Powerful New Opioid Pill Dsuvia, a tablet form of sufentanil developed by [...]

24 03, 2018

Cross-Addiction: Heroin Abuse and Alcoholism

2019-01-30T17:50:27+00:00March 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Is there a link between heroin abuse and alcoholism? Mounting evidence suggests just that—that these two highly-addictive substances share a connection that can jeopardize successful recovery through a dangerous disorder known as cross-addiction. Heroin—The Most-Addictive Drug on Earth “Heroin poses a serious public health and safety threat to the United [...]

16 03, 2018

Fighting Opioid Addiction in Bellevue, Washington: Higher Doses and Fewer Refills?

2019-01-30T17:54:14+00:00March 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Opioid addiction in Bellevue, King County, and the rest of Washington State presents a major public health concern. But a brand-new study just published in the British Medical Journal is suggesting a starling new option: dispense painkillers in higher doses, but prescribe them for shorter periods of time. Refills Increase [...]

8 03, 2018

The Opioid Crisis IS a Heroin Crisis in Washington State

2019-01-30T17:57:48+00:00March 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 [...]

12 02, 2018

Suboxone Explained: Risks, Benefits and Effectiveness

2019-01-30T21:33:39+00:00February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Suboxone is a drug approved by the FDA in 2003 to treat strong opiate addictions, like heroin. With proper use, Suboxone can lessen the intensity of withdrawal symptoms and kick start your road to recovery. Its popularity stems from its effectiveness. This drug consists of two main components: buprenorphine and naloxone. They both work [...]

10 01, 2018

Overdose Deaths Rose by 21 Percent in 2016, What Can we Expect for 2018?

2019-01-25T23:54:11+00:00January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention Released Its Annual Report in October 2017 According to an annual report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in October 2017, drug overdose deaths rose by 21 percent in 2016 compared to 2015. Shockingly, this stark increase in drug-related deaths is more than [...]

20 12, 2017

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

2019-01-25T23:57:45+00:00December 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 [...]