What Heroin Effects Feel Like
Heroin effects are intense, but can be unpleasant. This article describes what it feels like to get high on heroin.
What to Expect from Heroin Withdrawal
This article explains the symptoms that are commonly experienced when people go through heroin withdrawal.
Should I Come Off Methadone?
Common question from an addictions.about.com reader about coming off methadone.
Can I Combine Drugs and Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is highly recommended, but if you use drugs while breastfeeding -- whether prescription, over the counter, recreational or illicit drugs -- they may cause problems for your baby. How can you decide whether or not to breastfeed your baby if you are on medication, drink, smoke or take drugs?
What Is in Heroin?
Describes the ingredients that heroin contains.
Explains the characteristics of heroin addiction, as distinct from non-problematic heroin use and heroin abuse.
Five Harm Reduction Tips for Heroin Users
Heroin use is a high risk activity, and is best avoided completely. However, heroin users can take steps to reduce the potential harm of taking heroin.
What Is Methadone?
Answer to the question, "What is Methadone?"
What Is Buprenorphine?
If you have a problem with opiate dependence, burprenorphine may be the medication for you. But it isnt for everyone, so read more about this potentially helpful drug to find out if it would fit with your treatment plan.
What Is Suboxone?
Glossary definition of suboxone
What Is a Needle Exchange?
Needle exchange services provide injection drug users with clean needles, safe disposal of used needles, and sometimes other resources such as condoms, health advice, and access to treatment services.
How to Find a Needle Exchange Program
By their very nature, needle exchange programs require a private and secluded location. This protects the privacy of people who attend the program. So where do you find one, without revealing your drug addiction?
Safe Injection Sites
An overview of safe injection site, places where people can go to safely and privately inject drugs.
What is Asphyxiation?
Answer to the frequently asked quiestion: "What is asphyxiation?"
Five Ways to Curb Your Drug Cravings
Cravings are a normal reactions to discontinuing drug use. They can easily trigger a relapse, but try these simple strategies for curbing your cravings before you score another hit.
Understanding a Heroin Addict
Trying to understand a heroin addict? Understand how a heroin addict feels before, during and after taking heroin.
How CBT Helped Jamie Quit Heroin
Here is an example of how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helped Jamie quit heroin. While the characters and the story are fictitious, the characteristics and circumstances described are typical of people who come for treatment. Jamie’s story is presented for illustrative purposes, to help readers understand how CBT can help people to quit heroin.
Suboxone Helps Heroin Users Quit
Extended use of the drug Suboxone (buprenorphine-naloxone) for twelve weeks, in conjuntion with counseling, produces better outcomes in young adults being treated for opioid addiction than use of the same drug for a two-week detoxification period, followed by counselling alone.
What Is an Overdose?
Glossary definition of the terms overdose.
Opiate intoxication article, from about.com's health topics A-Z.
Details of opiate withdrawal, from about.com's health topics A-Z.
5 Things Not to Say to Someone With a Drug Addiction
This article describes some of the ignorant, rude, or just plain clueless comments or questions that people with drug addiction hear from family and friends. If a friend, partner, parent or child is struggling with a drug addiction, avoid hurting their feelings by avoiding these or similar comments.