If you’ve already gone through opiate detoxification and rehabilitation, the challenge now becomes staying off opiates, opioids and other highly addictive drugs. Naturally, having addiction treatment professionals evaluate your needs and guide you through the cleansing and healing process is advisable. In addition, having drug-free family or friends is invaluable as you seek to maintain […]
Help for Friends
Finding help for friends and family members dealing with opiate addiction.
How to Approach an Opiate Addict
An opiate is a drug derived from the opium plant. The main opiates are morphine, codeine, heroin, thebaine and papaverine. Because morphine and heroin have the same chemical structure, a person taking morphine that has been prescribed for him or her by a physician, may actually test as a heroin user. The primary differences between morphine and […]
Seeking Opiate Addiction Treatment for a Loved One
Opiates are among the world’s strongest and oldest drugs. The term opiate refers only to the natural alkaloids found in the resin of the opium poppy, but opiate drugs are closely related to the synthetic opioids. Common opioids include morphine, codeine, oxycodone and hydrocodone, and these drugs are often recognized under brand names like Vicodin […]