man struggles with the definite signs of heroin addiction

Are There Definite Signs of Heroin Addiction?

Heroin addiction is a deadly, terrifying epidemic. You’ve heard this on the news. It’s certainly no secret. But what are the signs of heroin addiction, so you can know if someone you love needs help? At Serenity House Detox Florida, we assist with heroin detox and other detox needs. Finding the right treatment center is…

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When to Reach Out for Opiate Withdrawal Help

Heroin and morphine are highly addictive opiates. Some also add opioids such as OxyContin and Vicodin under this heading. When you want to quit abusing these drugs, you face an uphill battle. With the right opiate withdrawal help at Serenity House Detox, it’s possible to succeed. Common Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms Opiates and opioids are nervous…

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How to Manage Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Drug withdrawal symptoms can be a roadblock on your journey to recovery. The withdrawal phase is accompanied by immense discomfort, which can derail your efforts towards recovery. In this regard, it is necessary to seek medical assistance. Addiction treatment facilities such as Serenity House Detox Florida will offer professional support towards achieving long term sobriety…

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How to Get Over Opioid Side Effects

Opioids drugs like prescription pain medications are highly addictive. That means that trying to break free from an opioid addiction can be challenging, and it can come with some unpleasant opioid side effects. Fortunately, detox followed by ongoing care can eliminate those side effects for good. At Serenity House Detox Florida, we recognize the ongoing…

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How to Get Off Heroin

Learning how to get off heroin can seem impossible for anyone caught in the clutches of addiction. Those who become addicted to heroin can’t imagine any other way of living. This leaves people feeling as though they are in a hopeless situation. Part of the disease of addiction is tricking the mind into believing that…

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What Do You Know About Synthetic Heroin?

Heroin, morphine, and opioids continue their presence in television news reports. These drugs are also often present in gritty crime dramas and movies dealing with addiction. You are familiar with these drugs. But what do you know about synthetic heroin? Synthetic heroin includes a wide variety of prescription medications used both legally and illegally in…

a man sitting in his room wondering what is opiate withdrawal

What Is Opiate Withdrawal?

Opiates are medications that are prescribed to treat pain. Opiates create a sense of euphoria, which can be addictive to some people. That is why many people exceed the recommended dosage. However, long-term opiate abuse can lead to addiction.  In order to treat this addiction, withdrawal and detox are necessary. If you’re asking, “what is…

a man looking out the window after hearing his friend had a heroin overdose

How To Prevent a Heroin Overdose From Killing You

Heroin is a dangerous, illicit drug that is categorized as an opioid. Heroin actually comes from morphine, which derives from poppy plants typically found in Asia. Heroin is abused by countless people across the country because it offers a high that makes people feel both relaxed and euphoric. It is often used by individuals who…

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What is Methadone Detox Treatment?

Florida has been suffering from a drug epidemic for years. Some of the most commonly abused drugs have been opiates. Many Florida residents may think of prescription painkillers as the most common form. However, this has caused heroin abuse to become all too common. Those who start off with an addiction to prescription painkillers often…

a man feeling upset as his friend goes through heroin withdrawal

What Drugs Are Used to Treat Heroin Withdrawal?

Heroin withdrawal can be an agonizing experience when addicts do not go to an inpatient addiction treatment center for help. Many heroin addicts stay in their disease because they can not deal with the symptoms of heroin withdrawal, which leaves them in a constant cycle of getting and using more. In short, heroin becomes a…