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Is It Possible to Improve the Heroin Addiction Recovery Rate?

Heroin relapse is a problem that plagues many people with addiction, even after they go through the process of drug rehabilitation. As a result, the heroin addiction recovery rate is often heavily debated among medical professionals. Fully understanding this aspect of your treatment is a critical way of ensuring that you don’t run into any complications during…

One Nation Under Suboxone: ‘Give Heroin Addicts Their Meds,’ Feds Tell Drug Rehab Programs

“With my medication … I will be fine,” croons the English singer and songwriter, Lloyd Cole, in the tongue-in-cheek song, “Antidepressant,” on his 2006 album by that name. Now, more and more of those seeking treatment for heroin or opioid addictions may be joining Cole’s chorus, thanks to groundbreaking federal policy changes that will award…

Severe Nasal Damage Can Come From Snorting Heroin

Heroin is a well-known opioid drug commonly associated with IV (intravenous) use, a technique that introduces drugs directly into the bloodstream. However, some heroin users snort the drug through their nostrils instead of injecting it into a vein. In a study published in late 2013 in the journal Substance Abuse, researchers from four French universities…