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What is Dope Sick?

September 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Addiction, Drug Abuse, Heroin, Opiate, Substance Abuse, Uncategorized

What is Dope Sick? Dope sick is the slang term for being in withdrawal from opiates such as narcotic painkillers (oxycodone, hydrocodone) and heroin and refers to the symptoms you experience after stopping or drastically reducing opiate drugs after heavy and prolonged use (i.e. several weeks or more). Opiate Withdrawal Syndrome aka Dope Sick Basically […]

Is Kratom Dangerous?

Is Kratom Dangerous?

Yes. Kratom is potentially dangerous especially if it is taken with other drugs or in large amounts.

Nucynta Hallucinations

Nucynta Hallucinations What is Nucynta? Nucynta (tapentadol) is an opioid, or narcotic, painkiller that is prescribed for moderate to severe chronic pain in adults, neuropathic pain from diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in adults, and continuous, around-the-clock pain management for an extended period of time. Nucynta Addiction According to the official website, Nucynta has abuse potential. […]

Rock Bottom: From prescription pills to heroin

June 12, 2013 by  
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Rock Bottom: From prescription pills to heroin The abuse of prescription pills is leading many individuals to heroin. Why? Heroin is a cheap alternative to a very expensive prescription pill habit. Prescription pills can range from 20 to 60 dollars a pill while heroin runs from 3 to 20 dollars a bag. Unfortunately for the […]

History of Heroin

March 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Heroin

History of Heroin In 1898 a German chemical company launched a medicine they called heroin. A hundred years later and we now we have a feared and dangerous street drug. In 1863, Friedrich Bayer (1825-76) started up a factory to use new chemical procedures for producing colorful dyes from coal-tar. And in 1888, a new […]

Is Kratom the new Heroin?

August 13, 2012 by  
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Kratom can be considered the new heroin because of its opiate like effects. Although that is really the only thing that kratom has in common with heroin. What is kratom? Kratom is an herbal leaf. Kratom was first documented by a Dutch colonial botanist. Kratom contains alkaloids including mitraphylline, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. These alkaloids act […]

Heroin Use in 2012

April 9, 2012 by  
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  Heroin use in 2012 suggests a rise in heroin use, a decrease in the age of first time users and a new cheaper version of heroin called “black tar” originating in Mexico. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2010, there were 140,000 persons aged 12 or older who had used heroin […]