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From Prescription Opiates To Heroin Addiction

Developing A Heroin Addiction

Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs around, and it is sweeping across the United States at an alarming rate. In 2011, over 4.2 million Americans over the age of 12 admitted using heroin at least one time during their life. Unfortunately, close to one-fourth of individuals who experiment with heroin become dependent on it. At the Crosby Clinic, we offer a specialized heroin treatment program that helps users combat this horrific drug and take back control of [...]

How To Combat Heroin Addiction

Signs Of A Heroin Overdose

Over the last decade, heroin use has become more widespread across the United States. In 2015 alone, over 13,000 people died as the result of a heroin overdose. Unfortunately, both long-term and first-time users can lose their lives due to this horrific drug. Heroin is a dangerous substance, and it’s highly unpredictable. At the Crosby Clinic, we encounter patients daily that seek heroin treatment simply because they have witnessed a friend or family member die and they do not [...]

Hepatitis C Treatment For Former Intravenous Drug Users

What Is Heroin Cut With?

At the Crosby Clinic, we see the damaging impact heroin is having on the lives of innocent victims. Heroin is a very potent drug in itself. Quite often, drug dealers will mix the drug with numerous substances in order to earn more money. This is an activity known as “cutting”.  Not only can this cause severe health complications, but the fact that no two doses are cut the same puts users at an increased risk of suffering a fatal [...]

Opioid Overdose Deaths Reduced By Naloxone

The Dangers Of Mixing Heroin And Crack Cocaine

Heroin and crack cocaine are two extremely addictive drugs that claim thousands of lives each year across the United States. At the Crosby Clinic, we see firsthand in drug rehab how debilitating this type of addiction can be. In 2014 alone, cocaine resulted in over 7,000 confirmed deaths. Heroin was also found in the system of over 5,000 of these unfortunate individuals. Independently, each drug puts users at an increased risk of serious health complications, including coma or death. Mixing [...]

How To Combat Heroin Addiction

The Truth About Heroin Use Disorder

At the Crosby Clinic, we recognize the growing number of Americans battling opioid addictions. Heroin is rapidly entering communities throughout the country, causing endless damage to families and the lives of addicts. Anyone battling a heroin addiction should seek substance abuse help as soon as possible to avoid life-threatening health complications. This is often easier said than done. It is important to learn the ins-and-outs of a heroin use disorder in order to learn ways to help yourselves and [...]

The Impacts Of Cannabis On Dopamine

The Dangers Of Smoking Heroin

Heroin is an extremely potent drug that is derived from the opium poppy. It comes in either a powdery substance or a tar-like substance often referred to as “black tar” heroin. Either of these forms of heroin can be smoked through a pipe or a homemade mechanism. Individuals that smoke heroin are at an increased risk of overdosing or suffering from both short-term and long-term health complications. At the Crosby Clinic, we provide substance abuse help to individuals dealing with this horrific [...]