How to Stop Using Drugs When You’ve Been Using Every Day

by Balboa Horizons | April 3, 2018

How to stop using drugs when you’ve been using every day. Whether you are taking prescription medication or using illicit drugs every day you may have tried to stop using on your own at some point. Drugs in most forms take their toll on individuals often leaving them without hope and with the same symptoms […]

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Pain Management Without Drugs: Managing Pain in Sobriety

by baladmin | November 19, 2014

Chronic pain Can Lead to Drug Dependency Chronic pain can be the starting point in long-term opiate abuse, and can lead many into a devastating and dark battle with addiction. The problem with chronic pain is once someone seeks help for an addiction and gets clean and sober, the pain doesn’t necessarily go away. This is why […]

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Dad of Actor Dies From Aids Due To Heroin Addiction

by baladmin | October 6, 2014

We read a lot today about the heroin epidemic in America, but heroin abuse is now a world wide problem. In Dublin, Ireland heroin addiction is also leaving devastation in its path. According to Style Celebrity News, Laurence Kinlan who plays Elmo on the popular series Love/Hate lost his Dad when he was ten years […]

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Opiate Overdose Now More Common than Dying in a Car Crash

by baladmin | September 18, 2014

Dr. Sanjay Guptah at CNN reported that today’s typical heroin addict starts using at age 23 and is more likely to live in the affluent suburbs and was likely unwittingly led to heroin through painkillers prescribed by his or her doctor. Last year, the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte spent time trying to better understand […]

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New York City Officers Will Now Carry Heroin Antidote

by baladmin | August 28, 2014

As part of the 23 bills passed in New York City to combat heroin and opiate addiction, one effort allows police officers to now carry Naloxone, the anti-overdose medication. The cost for this program is $1.2 million dollars and paid for by the New York State attorney general’s office. The anti-overdose program provides 19,500 Naloxone […]

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23 Bills Passed To Tackle the Heroin Opioid Epidemic

by baladmin | August 18, 2014

Heroin can be snorted, smoked or injected. Mexican black tar heroin is usually injected (once dissolved) or smoked because of its consistency. “I cannot accurately convey to you the efficiency of heroin in neutralizing pain. It transforms a tight, white fist into a gentle, brown wave. From my first inhalation fifteen years ago it fumigated […]

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Heroin Task Force Listens to Testimonies

by baladmin | May 15, 2014

People Talk About Heroin & Opiate Addiction Family’s, doctors and addicts share their stories of battling with opiate/heroin addiction at the New York Senate Opiate Heroin Task Force Roundtable.  The Heroin Task Force will use the information obtained in these discussions to strengthen their criminal justice laws and develop recommendations on ways to address this […]

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Warning Issued-Heroin Contaminated with Fentanyl Resulting is Record Death Count

by baladmin | April 18, 2014

SAMSHA – the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has issued an advisory to all addiction treatment centers that Heroin is being contaminated with Fentanyl and resulting in an epidemic death toll in the United States. Fentanyl Combined With Heroin They went on to explain that Fentanyl is a form of opioid and when […]

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A Chance to Change

by baladmin | August 20, 2013

“Super flu”, “evening”, and “a la canona” all refer to the onset of heroin withdrawal symptoms. To put it lightly, the experience is unpleasant and people who make it through never want to endure the pain and discomfort again. People who have been using opiates, like heroin, morphine, codeine, OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, and other opioids, […]

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Stop Chasing the Dragon

by baladmin | August 19, 2013

When you can no longer chase the dragon, you need to know what to expect next. Coming off of opiates, the drug class heroin falls under, is not easy. Although not life threatening, you need to know that about the heroin withdrawal timeline and the pain and discomfort you are about to endure. In addition […]

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