Heroin is a highly addictive substance that impacts individuals, families and society as a whole.  Besides addiction, some of the consequences of heroin abuse include an increased risk of exposure to infectious diseases like hepatitis and HIV/AIDS and an increase in violence and crime.  Use of this opiate drug has grown in the U.S. since…

What are detox and rehab? Detox is the process that cleanses the body of a substance that has been abused.  It begins when an addicted person stops using the abused substance continues until the most serious physical symptoms of withdrawal have abated.  Rehab refers to a rehabilitation treatment program that follows detox.  It may consist…

For people who are addicted to illegal or prescription drugs, detoxification is the first step on the road to recovery.  Detoxification from many drugs, including opioids, sedatives and stimulants, requires medical supervision.  This supervision can best be provided in an inpatient drug rehab facility.  The Inpatient Detox Process The most acute physical symptoms of withdrawal…

Getting help for substance abuse can feel very difficult. Considering the types of drugs that you are using you need to make sure that you go to a program that will be able to treat you for what you are using. This is very important because, different treatment programs have different ways of helping a…