The Opioid Crisis and How to Help

The Opioid Crisis and How to Help

The opioid crisis in the United States is worsening each and every year. In the midst of this trying time in our world, it is important to understand what exactly opioids are, why the addiction rate is growing, and how you can help yourself and your loved ones to stay safe. Drugs like fentanyl, heroin, and pain relievers… Read More

What’s the Difference Between Opiates and Opioids?

The terms “opiate” and “opioid” are often used interchangeably. There is a difference, but both a similar in how they work and both are quite addictive.   Natural Opiates Opiates are derived naturally from the poppy plant. Some opiates include: Morphine Codeine Thebaine And, of course: opium Although they come from a natural plant, it doesn’t make them… Read More

Meditation, Yoga, and Other Things I Thought Were a Waste of Time

You could probably hear my eyes roll the first time my friend drug me to a meditation center. The whole idea sounded so stupid to me. She said that learning to live a healthier lifestyle meant I had to confront a lot of things I’d been avoiding and that I that I needed to learn new coping strategies…. Read More

Telling Your Parents You Need Rehab

The first step in getting help for your addiction is to bring your parents on board. It can be a scary and difficult concept, but it is necessary and beneficial in the long run. Parents are your protector and will want to help you. Reaching out for assistance with an addiction to substances like opiates, heroin, Xanax, or… Read More

Florida Woman Pretends to Have Cancer to Get Money For Opioids

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman running from the law for a whole year, but the real story is what she did while she was on the run. Heather Grey, 32, stole from C.J. Cannon’s restaurant in Vero Beach where she was formerly employed, and was arrested for that crime. She broke her probation and fled, escaping three arrest… Read More

House Passes Law Making Drug Abuse Data More Public

The House of Representatives has made a major step forward in giving the public more information on just how bad the opioid crisis really is. The Indexing Narcotics, Fentanyl and Opioids Act compels the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to create a online information resource that will combine all total public information from federal, state, and local… Read More

Why Are So Many People Suffering From Opiate Addiction?

Opiate

Why Are So Many People Suffering From Opiate Addiction? The Opiates are a group of drugs, including morphine, heroin, and prescription pain relievers. According to the National Institute on Drug Health (NIH) “It is estimated that between 26.4 million and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide,[1] with an estimated 2.1 million people in the United States suffering from substance use disorders related… Read More