1. Narcan: Not Just For Use Be Medical Professionals Anymore

    Narcan, or naloxone, is an opioid antagonist, which means it is a medication that has the ability to bind to the same receptor sites in the human body as opiates do. This essentially blocks the effects of the opiate and can reverse side effects. One of the most dangerous effects of opioids, includin…Read More

  2. Frequently Asked Questions About Methadone Treatment

    At addiction rehab centers around the nation, methadone is used to treat opioid addiction for heroin and prescription or street narcotic pain medication addiction. Although methadone has been available in the United States since 1947, there are still a lot of misinformed people and false beliefs tha…Read More

  3. The Road to Recovery: How to Avoid Relapse

    The road to addiction recovery is a long and twisting road with bumps and sharp curves that don’t make it easy. It is important to understand that addiction is not “cured” with drug rehabilitation, but it is managed and should supply you with coping techniques and relapse prevention methods. H…Read More

  4. Drug Addiction and Pregnancy: The Tiniest Addicts – Part II

    In part one  of this series, we discussed some of the toxic effects that illicit drugs have on unborn babies in uetero when the pregnant women uses them. In this installment, we will continue the discussion with some other commonly used drugs. It is important to reiterate that there is no safe drug…Read More

  5. Drug Addiction and Pregnancy: The Tiniest Addicts

    When a woman is pregnant, it seems like the list of “can’ts” is endless. This is for good reason. Some things that are seemingly harmless (in moderation) for the pregnant woman are toxic to the unborn child or can cause severe, lifelong effects. Many people have the misperception that because …Read More

  6. The Drug Problem in Detroit: The Opioid Epidemic

    As 2018 draws to an end, Michigan is ranking fourth in the United States in terms of the largest drug problem. This is not a title to be proud of, rather one that draws huge concern for the residents. Over the last 18 years, the heroin epidemic in Michigan, and specifically Detroit, has risen dramat…Read More

  7. Is Methadone Treatment Replacing One Addiction With Another?

    There is a common fear among both opiate addicts and their families that medication addiction recovery treatments such as methadone simply replace one addiction for another. This is usually based on the history of opiates and the modifications used to treat different ailments. For instance, heroin w…Read More

  8. Teen Drug Abuse and Addiction: Know the Facts

    Drug abuse and addiction are not exclusive or prejudice, affecting every race, gender, socioeconomic status, and age. Because laws make some addictive substances legal at a certain age — cigarettes at 19, alcohol and marijuana at 21 — the underage population’s drug use is viewed more as a disc…Read More

  9. Do Safe Injection Sites Help or Hinder Addiction Recovery?

    Safe injections sites are not a new idea, globally, and have been saving the lives of intravenous (IV) drug users in other nations for decades at more than 120 sites. This summer, this new revolution has plans to infiltrate the United States in an effort to help reduce the more than 65,000 deaths ca…Read More