Archive for December, 2009

 

Medicine Cabinets Fuel Heroin Addiction

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

 

Police officials have noticed an alarming trend in the last few years. The average age of heroin use is down from age 40 to age 28 with some as young as 14. What is responsible for this abrupt change? One reason is that kids are getting their start from their parent’s medicine cabinets. When you grow up abusing Vicodan or Oxycontin, the next step is heroin.

Heroin abuse is an addiction that takes control of an individual by its deceptive euphoric feeling and then renders them useless by it’s painful and long lasting withdrawal symptoms. Addicts find themselves in a viscous cycle that consists of acquiring the drug, obtaining the drug, a brief moment of relief and then the withdrawal symptoms. This cycle will continue until the addict enrolls into a rehab program that works.

In order to revert this trend, parents need to be more aware of what types of medications are in their homes. Narconon Louisiana is a long-term rehabilitation facility that specializes in helping people who are addicted to heroin. If you or anyone you know is in need of help please call Narconon Louisiana at 866-422-4650.

New Implant Does Not Handle Addiction

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Scientists are developing a new implant that will prevent a heroin addict from feeling the effects of heroin once ingested.

Although this may appear to handle the problem, it actually allows it to continue. Addiction to heroin needs to be handled with rehabilitation, not a coverup. When a person’s life is being consumed by a drug they need to handle the underlying reasons that caused the abuse of drugs and alcohol in the first place.

By using an implant to handle cravings, the person is simply ignoring what caused the drug abuse in the first place. Prior to using an implant, addicts should enroll in an effective drug treatment center. If you or anyone you know is in need of help please call Narconon Louisiana 866-422-4650.