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Opioids, Restrictions on Prescriptions, and a Medical Field in Uproar



If you read our blog regularly, you’ll know that the opioid epidemic is a major problem in the US, and that many people who abuse opioids often end up in the arms of heroin. However, the story doesn’t end there. The effects that heroin and opioid addiction is having on the nation is starting to show […]

Anxiety and Painkillers Are a Dangerous Combination



Anxiety is a disorder that affects millions of people in America and around the world. Although every one of us experiences some level of anxiety in our daily lives, someone with an anxiety disorder is debilitated by clinical anxiety. This type of anxiety causes a serious disruption to the overall health and well-being of the […]

2015 Drug Overdose Statistics Are Staggering



According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overdose deaths have increased 137% since 2000. More than 50,000 Americans fatally overdosed in 2015. That’s up 5,000 from the previous year. Which states have the highest drug overdose death rates?

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Opiate Painkillers: America’s New Gateway Drug



Opiate painkillers may be more of a gateway drug than marijuana. They are easy to get and they are basically legal, right? Even if you are taking them when you don’t have a prescription. That thinking is leading more and more people down a dark path. “Contrary to everything I was ever taught about drug addiction twenty-five years ago, the opioid analgesics, led by OxyContin, are now the gateway drugs to all other addictive drugs, particularly heroin.”

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How Sally Found the Right Rehab



How do people struggling with addiction find rehab centers that fit their individual needs? Many times they don’t find that fit, and so their treatment is not as effective. And that’s really sad. At Aid in Recovery, we specialize in finding that fit for you when you need help. This little video shows you how we do it.

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Opioid Painkillers Make Pain Worse: The Drug That Lies



Prescription painkillers make your pain worse, especially if you take them for an extended period. The medical community has recognized that opioids can cause abnormal pain sensitivity: opioid-induced hyperalgesia. Read my detective story about how I saved myself and reduced my pain level by throwing away my opioids. It might save you too.

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Heroin Addicts and Prescription Abusers Crave the Same High



I didn’t believe it until I researched it. All of these prescription painkillers like Oxycontin, Vicodin, Opana, Ultram, Demerol, are remarkably similar to Heroin. They all come from the same damn plant! Scientists have just synthesized different components, tweaking them here and there, usually making them stronger. It’s amazing that so many drugs come from one little flower…

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