You may be trying to be supporting, but could your behavior actually be doing more harm than good for your addicted loved one? We are talking about the signs of enabling and what to do if you are unknowingly an enabler.
Safe injection sites in Philadelphia are a proposed new solution for the city’s major opioid epidemic. It would be the first supervised drug injection site in the country, but the federal government looks to block it.
September is National Recovery Month. Whether you just started your recovery journey, or you have been sober for many years, take this time to celebrate your accomplishment and reflect on the many benefits of addiction recovery and what it brought you.
Heroin is a highly addictive drug, but what about prescription opiates? Our addiction treatment center in Philadelphia looks at heroin abuse versus painkiller abuse and gives you the truth about these drugs.
Heroin suppresses the central nervous system and its functions like heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, and temperature regulation. It also binds to opioid receptors, increasing chemicals in the brain that are responsible for releasing feelings of pleasure. When this occurs, euphoria comes in and the user is experiencing a “high.” When heroin is abused, a rush of pleasure occurs, and when it is removed, the opposite effect takes place.