New heroin-neutralizing vaccine shows promising results

Since heroin is one of the fastest acting opioids, it is highly effective in treating severe pain arising due to a physical trauma or injury, such as surgery, myocardial infarction (heart attack), painful conditions of end-stage cancer and other terminal illnesses. Heroin, known chemically as diacetylmorphine, is extracted from morphine, a naturally occurring substance obtained from the seedpods of some varieties of poppy plants. Continue reading

Tips for carrying out opiate detox at home

It is courageous on the part of the sufferer to accept the fact that he or she is suffering from an opiate addiction and is willing to undergo treatment for it. It is advisable to seek detox and rehabilitation from a professional center under the care and supervision of addiction treatment specialists. But for many people, the cost of a detox therapy might be staggering and out of reach or the rehabs could be inaccessible to them. Continue reading