Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms: What You Need to Know

WebMD spoke to Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, MS, CMHC, about heroin withdrawal symptoms. Here’s a preview of what Rich had to say: “’A major concern with heroin withdrawal is dehydration and the desperate emotional state that accompanies the process,’ adds Rich McDonald, clinical director at Wasatch Crest Treatment Services. ‘Even if the withdrawal …

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Prescription Drug Abuse -Identify the Signs and Symptoms

How to Identify the Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Drug Abuse   Prescription drug abuse is an endemic across the United States and numerous European countries, as the amount of individuals seeking prescription drug addiction treatment continues to rise. In the U.S., prescription drug abuse leaders include stimulants, sedatives, tranquilizers, and opioids. The number of …

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Inpatient Drug Rehab or Outpatient Drug Rehab?

Inpatient Drug Rehab or Outpatient Drug Rehab? How to Transition from Addiction to Sobriety   Drug addiction is a complex disease involving a variety of behavioral, environmental, and genetic factors. It affects multiple pathways in the brain, especially those dealing with reward and motivation. The main sign of drug addiction is a powerful craving for a …

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Heroin Abuse [Recognizing the Signs & Symptoms]

Why Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Abuse is More Important Than You Think Heroin is a synthesized opioid pain reliever derived from the Asian opium poppy plant. Addiction to heroin is a persistent, relapsing disease distinguished by alterations in the brain and uncontrollable drug-seeking behaviors regardless of adverse and life-threatening outcomes. Because it …

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