Skip to content
Home » Addiction Blog Posts » Opioids » Page 2

Opioids

Addict Behavior | 31 Signs You’re Dealing With an Addict or Alcoholic

  • by
  • 13 min read

Addict behavior is wide-ranging and can be different for every addict, especially for different types of addictions. Here are a few addict behaviors that can be clear signs of addiction as you regularly see many of them at once: Using drugs or alcohol to solve problems Using drugs or alcohol regularly and excessively (like smoking weed all day long) Physical signs of depressant use (when… 

Is Xanax an Opioid? No | The Difference Between Benzos and Opiates

  • by
  • 6 min read

Is Xanax an opioid? The short answer is no — Xanax is not an opioid; Xanax / Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine. What’s the difference? Benzodiazepines (Like Xanax) vs. Opioids Benzos and opioids / opiates are two very different classes of drugs that affect your mind and body in different ways. What Benzodiazepines Are Like Benzodiazepines (benzos) are a class of drugs that include Xanax, Valium,… 

Is Kratom Addictive? Is Kratom Safe? The Truth About Kratom Addiction

Is Kratom addictive? In my experience, it is. Here’s everything you need to know about Kratom addiction. What Is Kratom? Kratom is “Mitragyna Speciosa,” an addictive plant from Southeast Asia. The leaves on the plant contain chemicals that produce mind-altering effects similar to opioids. The leaves of this plant are dried then ground down into a green powder commercialized as Kratom. Kratom is legal to… 

What Is a Methadone Clinic? The Horrible Truth About Methadone Clinics

A methadone clinic is a place where you can get methadone at a low cost, with the goal of controlling your opiate addiction (usually to keep you off of heroin, OxyContin, or hydrocodone). The truth about methadone clinics is that they’re far worse than they seem to be. What Is Methadone? Methadone is an opioid; however, it works a bit differently than heroin and narcotic… 

Is Tramadol Addictive? Absolutely

Is Tramadol addictive? This is the million dollar question. Anyone who’s used narcotics recreationally will tell you flat out, “Yes, Tramadol is addictive.”  However, the medical profession and people who’ve never abused drugs have varying opinions on the subject. And that’s just it—they have opinions, not experience. Tramadol may be seen as having a lesser potential for dependence than oxycodone simply because it’s a schedule… 

Jazz and Heroin: My Real-Life Heroin Addiction Story

Heroin addiction stories run the gamut, and I hate to say it this way, but I can tell you that mine is one of the worst you’ll ever read. I can tell y’all one thing for certain: I got introduced to an adult world at a very young age.  The reason for this was because I displayed an uncanny natural ability to mimic jazz pianists… 

Getting Sober — The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done

  • by
  • 5 min read

Getting sober is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I’ve done a lot of things that were hard. I’ve moved across the country and left women I loved. I’ve moved across the country with no idea what I would face when I got there—multiple times. I’ve completed multiple degrees, including a master’s degree. I’ve worked in the world of marketing where everything has to be… 

The Long-Term Effects of Substance Abuse

  • by
  • 6 min read

The long-term effects of substance abuse can be incredibly serious. Substance abuse destroys lives. When you use drugs for a short time, you may not experience negative repercussions, but any length of use exposes you to possible long-term addiction and potentially devastating effects. Knowing these long-term effects of substance abuse may help stop you, or someone you love, from using drugs.  It is never too… 

Why Heroin Is So Addictive

  • by
  • 6 min read

Heroin is so addictive because it’s more powerful than any opiate that exists. Opiates are my first love. If OxyContin was my first girlfriend, then heroin became my wife. Heroin is so addictive. So so so addictive. And the reason is simple. It washes everything away. The reason I loved OxyContin is that it gave me energy and made me feel invincible, something I loved… 

Are You Sober If You’re on Suboxone? I Wasn’t | I Was Snorting Suboxone

Are you sober if you’re on Suboxone? I wasn’t — I was snorting Suboxone. It’s a question that many opioid addicts have to ask themselves, especially when facing the question of eventual Suboxone withdrawal. When I woke up in a detox in 2011, the doctor said, “We’re going to put you on Suboxone to wean you off heroin. We recommend you stay on for at least…