Evidence of Heroin Addiction on the Rise

Evidence of Heroin Addiction on the Rise
NJ.com (blog)
Medical detoxification is only the first stage of addiction treatment and by itself does little to change long-term drug use. Medical detoxification manages the acute physical symptoms of withdrawal. For some individuals it is a precursor to effective ...

Op-Ed: Peters - Drug addiction and mental health
Fayetteville Observer
One class of mental illness is addiction. What is that? It is the body's response to certain classes of drugs. It includes: A compulsion to keep taking the drug above all other needs, even breaking the law. A loss of control in the amount of drug taken ...

The death of Cory Monteith shows that rehab alone will not fix addiction
Addiction to heroin causes permanent changes to the chemistry of the brain. An addict can still crave the drug months and years after last using it, causing heroin addiction to be very dangerous. It is possible for a recovering addict to relapse many ...

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