Another Story of Recovery
Nonetheless, years of drinking and drugging and lapsing and relapsing will invariably have an effect on the victim of addiction.
Topics: heroin, recovery memoir
Functioning on Heroin?
They qualify for the diagnosis, but have not yet experienced the sort of problems that are usually required to motivate a serious attempt to abandon drug use.
Topics: heroin, recognizing addiction, signs and symptoms
Heroin Assisted Treatment
Topics: heroin, MAT, treatment models
In the News: Hitler’s Heroin
That’s not so different from any number of celebrities who’ve died of accidental overdose in the years since the War ended.
Topics: heroin, stimulants
In the News: Heroin Deaths Surpass Gun-Related Deaths
Sadly, the notion of addiction as a disease remains counter-intuitive for many Americans, who instead assume it’s the user’s own fault, the result of some horrendously unwise decision-making process.
“The Wire” and Children of Addiction
The first time around, I thought it was the best-ever depiction of the impact of addiction on all levels of society– individuals, groups, institutions.
Topics: consequences, heroin
In the News: Drug Epidemics and Confusing the Issues
Topics: cannabis, disease, heroin, MAT, opioids
Heroin was a product of the Bayer Company of Germany, marketed as a preferred alternative to morphine– stronger, and thought to be safer
Topics: heroin, opioids, prescription medications
Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
Instead of sleazy criminals and foreign warlords, the misuse was initially at the hands of trained physicians, with the confidence of medical authorities.
Topics: book review, epidemiology, heroin, opioids
A Pocket of Heroin
Chimayo and surrounding Rio Arriba County have long struggled with heroin overdose rates that exceed ten times the national average.
Topics: epidemiology, heroin, opioids