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New Street Drug Found to be Much More Powerful Than Heroin

USA (PRWEB) August 31, 2014

According to an article posted in Medical News Today (8/21), entitled Emerging Street Drug Fifteen Times Stronger than Heroin, a new opiate has begun to hit the streets of America which is fifteen times more potent than heroin. Known as acetyl fentanyl, this opiate is a non-medical use drug that has been linked to many overdoses and emergency room visits among opiate addicts because it is much more serious than other drugs. While an individual might demonstrate the signs of a heroin overdose, they (many without even knowing) may have been intravenously taking acetyl fentanyl. This is particularly dangerous because the dosage of naloxone is much higher for those who have overdosed on acetyl fentanyl versus heroin, which means that emergency room physicians may not be treating some overdose patients with enough naloxone to treat an acetyl fentanyl overdose.

Interestingly enough, it has been found that many heroin users themselves are unaware that they are receiving or injecting themselves with acetyl fentanyl, which makes overdosing on this drug even more risky for users. According to the article, acetyl fentanyl legality falls into a grey area, when it is packaged with a “not for human consumption” label it is technically considered legal, which makes access to it much easier for users and dealers. Based on this article, it is important for additional medical research to be conducted in order to help medical professionals identify these types of overdoses and develop better means to help the individuals they see to survive.


Whether someone suffering from a alcohol dependency or any other drug, it is highly important to seek the professional counseling and assistance found at a qualified detox center such as Harbor Village. A 24/7 medically supervised facility, Harbor Village allows each client to receive private drug rehab in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Located in South Florida, clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a suite with satellite television, 30,000 square feet of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, Internet and NetFlix access, nutritious, gourmet dining, private limo pickup and transportation to anywhere in Florida and a results proven plan for recovery.

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LA Drug Rehab and Addiction Treatment Center Increase Efforts to Target Southern California Heroin Epidemic

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 17, 2015

According to Washington’s Top News*, heroin is killing more people in the United States than ever before especially in Los Angeles California. Due to the cheap price and the potency of the drug, heroin customers are younger than ever, as well. Often times, what begins as an addiction to painkillers turns into an addiction to heroin as the individual continues to chase the high. Once prescription drugs become too expensive, those battling addiction tend to resort to cheaper and more easily available drugs like heroin. Right Path Drug Rehab Los Angeles’ network of providers is committed to facilitating the recovery of anyone battling a heroin addiction, who is ready to make the change and receive the help that she or he needs.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention** reports that fatal heroin overdoses have nearly tripled since 2010, and Right Path Drug Rehab Los Angeles is passionate about lowering that statistic. Their network of providers is dedicated to applying as a dual diagnosis treatment to those suffering from heroin addiction. Because addiction is a disease that affects both the body and the mind, greater results are produced by treating both the physical and psychological aspects of each patient’s addiction, rather than just putting them through a detox program by itself.

In efforts to lower this frightening statistic, this drug rehab center in Los Angeles is reaching out to their extensive network throughout Southern California in hopes to find those battling heroin addiction. Since their efforts began, they have seen an increase in patients who use Heroin in Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley and other cities in Orange County like Huntington Beach. Not only have they increased their efforts to reach out to those suffering from this addiction, but Right Path Drug Rehab has restructured their addiction treatment program to successfully treat those in their center.

To help those who are suffering from heroin addiction, it is imperative for each patient to undergo detox at the beginning of recovery because it causes the brain to tell the body that it is no longer dependent on daily substance abuse. Right Path Drug Rehab Los Angeles guides each individual through a medically induced detox. Compassionate and experienced physicians administer non-addictive medication to ensure a relaxing detox. The medication is stabilizing and regulated in order to maintain the comfort and safety of every patient throughout the process.

Right Path Drug Rehab Los Angeles understands that each patient’s experience with heroin addiction is different than experiences had by others who are trying to break the substance abuse cycle. As such, they are dedicated to designing custom addiction treatment programs for each individual patient in order to foster lasting sobriety and establish relapse prevention techniques. When someone is ready to make a serious change in her or his life, the first step is to call one of Right Path Drug Rehab Los Angeles’ intake coordinators to discuss the assessments and tests that will help them design an individual addiction recovery program based on personal needs, addiction history, and severity of addiction.

The most common signs and symptoms* that manifest when someone is struggling with heroin abuse are: sudden changes in behavior, sleepiness, nausea, slurred speech, itchiness, and hallucinations. If someone you love is exhibiting these traits, call an intake coordinator from Right Path Drug Rehab Los Angeles today to discuss the next steps regarding treatment. Their network of providers offers treatment to those suffering from all manner of alcohol and drug addiction, and even if heroin is not the problem, their intake coordinators are able to place each individual in a program that fits her or his needs. Call (888) 539-6947 today to speak with an experienced representative who will be able to assess what options are best for you or someone you love.

* http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db190.htm

Fetanyl-Laced Heroin Suspected in Recent Fatal Overdoses

Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) January 05, 2015

Since the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman in February, heroin laced with fentanyl has been brought under investigation. According to an ABC News article published Feb. 5, 2014, officials have suspected the opiate to be the cause of at least 50 fatal overdoses in three states. Now, the drug is again coming under investigation as the suspected cause of recent deaths and overdoses in Ithaca, NY.

According to an article from The Ithaca Journal published Nov. 18, 2014, the investigations in February uncovered a “bad batch” of heroin which was laced with the powerful painkiller, fentanyl. Fentanyl is an opiate that is generally used intravenously in hospitals to treat pain. On the street it’s usually added to heroin to create a stronger high.

From Oct. 17 to Nov. 10, Ithaca police investigated three possible heroin deaths and 13 non-fatal overdses. The concentration of heroin emergencies has officials questioning whether the cause may be fentanyl-laced heroin.

Fentanyl makes for a stronger, cheaper and more desirable option for heroin users. When a user injects fentanyl, it affects the central nervous system and brain and can lead to trouble breathing or even stop breathing. The problem with fentanyl is that users do not realize its dangers.

Millennium Treatment Group encourages the public to remain informed about the harmful effects of fantanyl-laced heroin. Any information regarding the recent investigations should be brought to local officials. For help with heroin addiction, contact Millennium Treatment Group today by calling 1-855-522-1994.

About Millennium Treatment Group:

Millennium Treatment Group is a drug addiction and alcohol detox treatment facility located near Lantana, FL. At Millennium Treatment Group, they take special pride in their facilities. They also take great care to ensure that the environment they provide will be comfortable, and as conducive to recovery as possible. They feel very strongly that a therapeutic process must take place in an environment without unnecessary pressures and distractions. Millennium Treatment Group has full-time medical doctors and clinicians on staff. Their certified and licensed team will help guide patients to a life of recovery. For more information, visit their website at http://www.millenniumtreatmentgroup.com/.

Naltrexone Is Gaining Recognition as a Superior Medication for Heroin & Opiate Based Addictions

USA (PRWEB) March 17, 2015

The battle among medical professionals regarding medically assisted drug treatment is a war that will continue to rage until drug addicts are able to recover seamlessly, and without medical danger, while using medications to overcome drug addiction. Suboxone and methadone are the medications typically used to help victims of heroin and opiate addictions overcome their physical and mental disease. The fundamental flaw of these drugs is they are opiate based substances, and cause withdrawal after treatment has ceased. Essentially, methadone and suboxone perpetuate addiction (although, these drugs do not produce the high that heroin and addiction substances do). It’s a hard case because methadone and suboxone keep addicts away from heroin and have been proven to curb overdose deaths.

The introduction of naltrexone is spurning eagerness among the addiction treatment community, as it is used to treat heroin and opiate addictions without the pitfalls of methadone and suboxone. According to a recent article by Spirit on March 11th naltrexone may be better at treating drug addiction. Naltrexone has no street value, as it cannot produce a high, which makes it the most secure form of addiction treatment drug available to date- because it has no chance for abuse.

Harbor Village Detox is an inpatient medical detox center committed to rehabilitating victims of drug and alcohol addiction. In recent light of naltrexone’s success, and approval by the FDA, the addiction treatment facility has high hopes for the revolution of addiction treatment. Eliminating the need for a second detoxification from prescribed medication can greatly influence a patient’s rate of success on their path to sobriety.

A Harbor Village Detox associate commented, “Naltrexone is changing the game of addiction treatment. One of the pitfalls recovering patients of drug addiction have been facing is the rejection from sobriety based programs like Narcotics Anonymous. They don’t want recovering addicts on methadone and suboxone because they are opiate based. Either one of two things happen: patients stop taking the medications prescribed by their doctors and end up relapsing- and more often than not, fatally overdosing- or they don’t go to NA, and don’t get the emotional support or structure they need to stay clean long term. Naltrexone will hopefully begin to bridge the gap between abstinence based treatment program and non-addictive medically assisted drug treatment.”

The inpatient medical detox facility prides themselves on offering the apex of drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Specializing in rehab, Harbor Village Detox provides their patients with a painless withdrawal process. Monitoring patients for signs of withdrawal 24/7, clients are surrounded with continual medical and psychiatric care during one of the most critical points in addiction therapy. Their classically trained addiction specialists understand patients are wary of medically assisted drug treatment, and offer effective, medically sound solutions to achieve the same result of sobriety.

For more information on the inpatient medical detox facility, Harbor VIllage Detox, visit http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call Harbor Village Detox directly 1-855-290-4261.

Vivitrol Recorded to Have a Near Perfect Success Rate in Treating Heroin Addicts

USA (PRWEB) March 20, 2015

In the raging battle to quell drug addiction around the nation, addiction specialists are confronted with the perennial debate in how to best treat drug addicts. Effective drug treatment is measured in the absoluteness of avoiding relapse. As such, medically assisted drug treatment is among the most utilized solutions by the addiction industry. In a recent article published by the Washington Post on March 13th it was reported that Vivitrol has a near perfect success rate with inmates participating in an addiction treatment trial sponsored by The Washington County Health Department. Out of 83 participants only two regressed and relapsed.

Vivitrol inhibits opiates and narcotic drugs from having any effect on the body when taken. The drug is administered once a month and allows recovering drug addicts to resume their lives of normalcy- returning to work and participating socially. Vivitrol deadens the cravings for heroin and opiate based substances.

Harbor Village Detox is an inpatient medical detox facility. Treating patients nationwide for drug and alcohol addiction the facility is a proponent of medically assisted drug treatment for the continued health of victims suffering from substance use disorders. A medical associate comments, “Methadone and suboxone have been instrumental in helping drug addicts reestablish their lives after recovering from addiction. The problem is, those drugs are addictive themselves. Although they don’t produce the same effect that heroin and opiate substances do, they have a risk of abuse without continual medical monitoring. Vivitrol, on the other hand, has no potential for abuse because it does not allow opiate and narcotics to affect the brain at all. Methadone and suboxone inhibit opiate receptors, while Vivitrol and naltrexone completely block those receptors. This is huge. Everyone suffering from an opiate based addiction should favor the non opiate based drug.”

The inpatient medical detox center, Harbor Village Detox, commits itself to providing its patients with the pinnacle of addiction treatment. Their medical professionals understand the necessity of effective drug treatment. Aiming treatment to prevent the chance of relapse, the instrumental medical doctors at Harbor Village Detox establish the foundation of mental and medical soundness so patients can excel when continuing to drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment. Their facility provide 24/7 medical monitoring in their lush South Florida location. Patients enjoy a luxury tropical experience in a family setting while fighting drug and alcohol addiction.

For more information on the inpatient medical detox facility, Harbor VIllage Detox, visit http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call Harbor Village Detox directly 1-855-290-4261.


Narconon Arrowhead Offers New Tips For Heroin Addiction Recovery

Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) February 23, 2015

Heroin addiction has gained a strong foothold in America today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a link between heroin use, and opioid painkillers.

Heroin Addiction Today

The 1990s birthed the treatment of chronic pain with drugs such as Percocet, Opana and OxyContin. Recent federal and state coordinated crackdown efforts to shut-down opiate dispensing “pill mills” resulted in a scarcity of opiates.

The alternative to opioid use is the cheaper and often more easily obtained drug, heroin.

According to the CDC, three-fourths of heroin abusers began with pills.

Heroin Treatment Today

Heroin addiction treatment today is primarily a pharmacological approach, where the addict’s dependency on heroin is substituted for another chemical dependency on a drug such as Subutex, Methadone or Naltrexone. The focus is on inhibiting or suppressing the addict’s heroin withdrawal symptoms and/or heroin cravings.

Using substitute drugs does not identify, address or resolve the underlying reason or cause for the individual starting down the road to addiction to begin with.

Behavioral therapies which focus on modifying the behavior related to the heroin addict’s drug use, and on increasing skills to cope with life is another approach to heroin addiction treatment. Though some life stresses may be alleviated, or an addict may be influenced to change to a greater or lesser degree, this approach doesn’t necessarily equip the person to accurately identify or accurately address the underlying cause.

In an effort to provide effective heroin addiction treatment, a pharmacological-behavioral therapy combined approach is also used.

A Different Approach

Narconon Arrowhead takes a different approach to heroin treatment, one which is based on an understanding of addiction, its life cycle and mechanics. This approach is broadly workable, and can help an addict understand the facts of chemical dependency.

Addiction has a life cycle:

    It begins with problem. It can take the form of a discomfort, or some form of emotional or physical pain physical.
    The person experiencing the problem has no immediate solution.
    The person feels that the problem is major, persistent and without relief or solution.
    Despite the addictive potential, this is the reason the he person will begin to use drugs or alcohol.
    The person feels relief for using the drugs or alcohol.
    Even though relief is temporary, the person adopts the drugs or alcohol as a solution to the problem.
     Value is assigned to the drug or drink by the person—the reason to use again.

Peer pressure is an influencing factor in addiction. Another is the fact that the individual in some way felt bad before using a drug or alcohol, and afterwards felt better. The relief gotten has value to the individual.

Tips for Heroin Addiction Recovery

Narconon Arrowhead delivers a drug-free and evidence-based approach to treating heroin addiction. The Narconon drug rehabilitation treatment program is an effective and workable alternative treatment.

Narconon Arrowhead shares the following tips for heroin addiction recovery:

    There is hope.
    It is possible to get through a drug-free heroin withdrawal with minimal discomfort.
    It is possible to markedly reduce or eliminate the physical and mental drug cravings which drive you to use again.
    It is possible to understand what caused you to start using drugs in the first place.
    It is possible to make-up the damage you have caused yourself and others due to your heroin abuse and the addiction lifestyle you lead.
    It is possible to learn the life skills tools you may be missing, or need to have to enable you to live your life drug-free.
    It is possible to make a new beginning, to restore some of your dreams and goals, and create a sober and productive life.
    Make the decision to get clean.
    Act on your decision.

For more information call 800-468-6933 or log onto http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.