Opiates & Opioids

Why is Heroin so Addictive

Why is Heroin so Addictive?

Exploring the Roots of Heroin Addiction Heroin addiction is an intense form of drug abuse. It's difficult to overcome drug addiction, but a drug like heroin requires a unique struggle. Opiate addiction is physical and mental. It's all-consuming. If you don't have the drug for an extended period of time, the...

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Fentapills

Fentapills

The Risks of Fake Prescription Pills An overdose from fentapills is extremely likely no matter what your addiction or how high your tolerance is. I had been using heroin for several years before I entered treatment at Icarus Behavioral Health and had already overdosed once because of fentapills. The rise of fentanyl...

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What Does Heroin Look Like

What Does Heroin Look Like?

What Is Heroin? Heroin is an opioid drug derived from morphine, which is extracted from the pod of opium poppy plants. This drug comes from various poppy plants cultivated in South and Southeast Asia, Mexico, and Colombia. But what does heroin look like? And how can you get help for a...

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Holistic Addiction Treatment Centers

Holistic Addiction Treatment Centers

Rehabilitation that Considers the Whole Person It’s never easy to see a loved one struggle with substance abuse, and it’s even harder to struggle with it yourself. Substance abuse disorder (SUD) is an illness that not only damages the body, but the mind and spirit as well. The all-encompassing damage inflicted by...

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Signs of Heroin Use

Signs of Heroin Use

The signs and symptoms of heroin addiction are often subtle, and it’s easy to hide them from friends and family. They can also be easily mistaken for other issues, such as a mental illness or simply bad decision-making. These signs can be easy to overlook, especially if you’re unfamiliar with them....

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Fentanyl Overdose

Fentanyl Overdose

Fentanyl is currently the most dangerous substance on the illegal drug market. The overdose totals for 2021 topped those of 2020, putting the total well over the 100,000 mark, closing in on diseases like diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Recent releases state that estimated totals for 2022 are at an astounding...

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What is Speedballing

What is Speedballing?

I never thought I’d be in a position to try cocaine. I was always the straight edge kid, straight A student, church goer, and someone who had even preached against drinking from time to time. That wasn’t enough to put me in the wrong place at the wrong time. My...

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Vaping and Drugs

Vaping and Drugs: What You Need to Know

You look around you and discover that there are a lot of people who vape today. TikTok and YouTube and vaping drug use have popularized this culture although they claim that they’ve cracked down on these types of videos. Due to the popularity of vaping it’s important to understand more...

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