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6 Tips For Keeping It Together When You’re About To Lose It

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those moments when you feel like you’re right on the edge of falling apart it is absolutely vital to pick up the tools you’ve learned in treatment to help keep yourself together in a safe way.

 

  • Don’t Let Perfectionism Get You Down: Things can get especially tough when we think perfection has to be involved. Either we have to be perfect, someone else has to be perfect, or the conditions of a situation has to be perfect. Considering that perfection is unachievable, a tough situation can quickly become more tough when it isn’t perfect.
  • Manage Your Expectations: Perfection is an expectation. Expectations are a short cut to disappointment. Disappointment is a shortcut to resentment. Resentment can make any tough situation even more tough. Managing your expectations of how something should be going makes it easier to accept how things are. Start by taking a minute to look inside and evaluate what you think needs to happen. Next, decide if those demands seem reasonable or attainable. Lastly, move on by letting your expectations go.
  • Get Physical: Pent up frustration and resentment when things aren’t going your way can lead to a lot of frustrated energy. Instead of stuffing it all inside, it is better to let it out in healthy ways. Sometimes you need to work it out in order to really work it out. Hit the gym, go for a hike, take a walk or a nice long swim. Whatever you do to get moving physically will help you process your energy.
  • And Get Plenty Of Sleep: Trying to control things to be a way other than how they are is exhausting work. Processing all those expectations , disappointments, and putting yourself in check is also exhausting. Getting enough sleep is important for keeping your perspective fresh. You are able to manage yourself in a more productive way when you are well-rested. Like little kids throwing a temper tantrum, sometimes, you really need to take a nap.
  • Make Room For Self Care: Overburdening yourself with too many responsibilities is a quick trip to burnout. You are going to feel like you can’t take anymore when you literally can’t take on any more! Making room for self-care is critically important for maintaining your mental health, physical health, and serenity.
  • Let It Be: When there is nowhere left to turn, no efforts left to make, sometimes, you have to let it go and let it be. Acceptance is the answer to almost every problem. You might be able to effect change, or you might not. Either way you have to accept things as they are, most importantly yourself.

Harmony Place helps clients learn how to manage their lives using healthy coping techniques and skills developed through a combination of science based treatment methods and spiritual modalities. For a private consultation, call  1-855-652-9048.

How Do I Avoid Relapse After Treatment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Going to treatment to recover from a  drug and alcohol addiction means staying sober once you’ve graduated. Leaving the safety and security of treatment, you’re vulnerable to the many triggers of the outside world. Avoiding relapse is a matter of picking up all the tools you’ve gained in treatment and putting them into practical application.

After-Care

Most treatment programs which have a continuum of care from detox to sober living offer outpatient services and aftercare as part of the step down process. After you graduate higher levels of treatment, it is important to stay accountable and stay in touch with your treatment providers, if possible. Attend aftercare meetings, group therapy sessions, and sessions with your therapist.

Seeing A Therapist

If you have to move home or relocate, it is important to continue your therapy. Though you have spent many weeks in treatment working hard on yourself there is still work to be done. Working with a therapist ongoing can help you stay on top of emotional experiences coming up for you. During difficult times, a therapist can help you gain new tools to manage.

Understanding Triggers

Throughout treatment you’ll be working on understanding your triggers. Learning to identify what triggers your brain to start obsessing about and craving substances is key to avoiding relapse. You can ask yourself questions like:

  • What is reminding me of drugs and alcohol right now?
  • Am I somewhere that I used to use drugs and alcohol?
  • Am I experiencing difficult emotions that make me want to use?
  • What kind of situation am I in that is triggering me right now?

Having A Plan For Cravings

Cravings are the result of a chemical reaction in the brain which occurs when there is a trigger. Triggers cause the brain to crave dopamine production, which makes threats and pain go away momentarily. After learning all of this in treatment, it will be time to put it into practice after treatment. Have a plan for what to do when cravings creep up. Call your sponsor, call a hotline, set an appointment with your therapist, or attend a recovery meeting to share about it.

Harmony Place is a transitional treatment program taking clients through multiple stages of care as they prepare to integrate with their world again. From detox to vocational services, we support our clients with science backed treatment. For a private consultation, call  1-855-652-9048.

What Is Detox From Drugs Like?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detox does not happen to everyone in an extreme way. Over the period of the first year of recovery there can be varying intervals of detox and withdrawal due to Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome.

Does Detox Require Medical Attention

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol can be very dangerous. Without the proper medical supervision someone could potentially lose their life to an unmanaged detox. Drugs and alcohol permeate the brain and the body in a deeply complex way. Cutting off substances cold turkey and attempting to “sweat out” the toxins is dangerous. Seizures, heart attack, stroke, and psychosis can occur. The body becomes dehydrated, the brain delirious, and the immune system weakened. Additionally, cravings are at their highest during the detox period. Clinical detox provides the security and observation needed by trained medical staff who can talk someone through the extreme cravings they are experiencing.

Should Detox Be Medically Assisted?

Medically assisted detox depends on the drug of choice and how severe the addiction was. Medically assisted detox includes the use of prescription medications to stave off withdrawal symptoms and ease someone into sobriety. Other medication treatments exist which are more natural and have no risk of abuse or dependency.

When Do I Detox?

There is no right way to schedule a detox. The sooner you get drugs and alcohol out of your system, the better. If you are concerned you cannot make it through detox safely alone, you need

How Long Does Detox Last?

Detox can last anywhere from three days to three weeks. The length and intensity of detox is different for each person.

Emotional Symptoms Of Detox

  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Paranoia
  • Psychosis
  • Cravings
  • Insomnia
  • Anger
  • Rage
  • Pleading
  • Manipulation

Physical Symptoms Of Detox

  • Headaches
  • Nasuea
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Physical pain
  • Restless legs
  • Muscle spasms
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Shivers
  • Fever
  • Heart palpitations
  • Crying

 

Harmony Place provides sub-acute detox services for withdrawal from drugs and alcohol. Our luxury residential homes provide the comfort and safety clients need to safely withdraw from drugs before starting their clinical treatment. For a private consultation, call  1-855-652-9048 today.

These 5 Behaviors Keep You From Being Truly Happy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recovery is learning how to change your behaviors in a productive way which encourages you to live a different lifestyle instead of turning to drugs and alcohol for coping. These five behaviors can be blockades to reaching the freedom and happiness which waits for you in recovery.

  • Stuffing Your Emotions: Feelings are a funny thing. They can’t be seen, they can’t be touched, but they certainly can be felt. Though they are invisible, they are as real as anything else. We often think that we can just turn our feelings off and make them go away. However, feelings turn into energy. Energy can only be stored up for so long until there’s too much of it and it becomes reactive. Hiding your feelings can make you sick, cause chronic pain, and it prevents you from being authentically happy.
  • Living In A Material World: The best things in life are free, it is said. We live in a world where emphasis placed on how much you get rather than how much you give. Your happiness is a gift to the world, but you can’t give what you spend all your time trying to possess. Material things are simply material. If you put the same amount of time, energy, and even finances into growing yourself personally and spiritually you’d have a lot more to offer, rather than show off.
  • Weighing Your Happiness On The Future: When, if, should, could, would…all these indefinite conditions limit your happiness. In every present moment, you have an opportunity to be happy. You can waste them all, one moment at a time, waiting for that one moment in the future which you think will truly let you be happy.
  • Swimming Against The Tide: Resistance can be beautiful and constructive in the right settings. When it comes to change, growth, and development, resistance can be detrimental to your health. Change is inevitable and it is the only constant. Being open to change means being open to life. Being open to life is the secret to happiness. The more you shut that off, the more you shut down your ability to be truly happy.
  • Spending Too Much Time With Technology: There’s a whole exciting world beyond the one which lives within the screens of your favorite technological devices– or perhaps you have forgotten? Technology is draining. Endless studies are discovering that spending too much time interacting with technology instead of other people or the natural environment simply isn’t good for your health, both physical and mental.

The residential treatment programs at Harmony Place operate out of our luxury private homes nestled in the comforting woods of Woodland Hills, California. Offering comfort, safety, and proven treatment methods, the programs within our continuum of care help each client transition through their recovery,one phase at a time. For a private consultation, call  1-855-652-9048 today.

 

Does A Sponsor Have To Be Your Gender Identity?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsorship is part of the twelve step program to support newcomers, those with thirty days or less of sobriety, through the twelve step process. Sponsors can fill a mentorship like role, forging a lifelong relationship with the people they sponsor.

Arguments For A Sponsor Of The Same Gender Identity

Looking up to someone who identifies in a way similar to the way you identify is important for recovery. Having a role model, a sponsor, a guide, and a mentor, can be wrapped up into one person if it is the right person. Addicts and alcoholics struggle with a myriad of problems which can cause issues between non-similar gender sponsorship roles. A sponsor of the same gender can understand all the same social shame, stigma, pressure, and ideology behind your gender identity which can have an influence on the way you perceive yourself and the way you perceive the world.

Arguments For A Sponsor Of A Different Gender Identity

People can experience all kinds of trauma and abuse in their lives, which is a typical argument as to why people should choose a sponsor of the same gender identity. However, such trauma can come from someone of the same sex which can complicate a relationship with someone who is of the same gender. Ultimately, a sponsor is supposed to be someone you can trust to guide you through the twelve steps and through your recovery. No matter how they identify your gender, you must be able to have a healthy relationship with them. Often, there is concern of sexual conflict. Additionally, there is concern that there will be a difference in relation. For example, a man cannot understand some of the biological and hormonal processes a woman goes through. Receiving the most support possible is the ideal with a sponsor.

Making A Decision

Ultimately, choosing a sponsor is about choosing what is best for you. It is recommended to look for in someone else what you want out of your recovery. Whoever embodies your ideal life of sobriety is who you should ask to be your sponsor. Keep in mind that what you think you want in your first month might be different by your eighth month. Thankfully, sponsorship relationships are not contracted. You have the freedom to choose another sponsor or even have more than one sponsor.
Harmony Place is a residential treatment center located in beautiful Woodland Hills, California. Our luxury residential homes offer the safety and security you need to recover. For a private consultation and more information on our treatment programs, call us today at  1-855-652-9048.

Don’t Waste Your Time In Therapy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s the point in talking? It’s a question many people put up as a guard against going to therapy. Paying for therapy on your own time is usually an incentive to talk about something. Being in treatment for a drug and alcohol problem or for a co-occurring mental health issue makes the matter a little more important. Spending time in therapy is a bulk of what occurs in treatment programs like the ones at Harmony Place. We feel that individual therapy is where some of the most transformational change can take place which is why we have a high amount of one on one time built into our programs. It’s easy to sit back and do nothing for thirty days and go back to your old way of living. If you’re willing to do the work, you can make the most out of your time and create a different future for yourself. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of therapy and not waste precious time.

Don’t Try To Impress Your Therapist

Therapy isn’t school where you are going to get a passing or failing grade. You don’t need to impress your therapist with all the right answers, right feelings, and right beliefs. Instead, you just need to show up. Showing up means being present, being honest, and being willing to explore what you are going through.

Remember You’re There For You

Comically, many people see their therapy time as an opportunity to fix someone else. Someone in your life who might have problematic behaviors might not go to therapy. Since they won’t go to therapy, you might feel like you can do the therapy for them. Each session you talk about all their problems and try to get answers from your therapist to solve them. Unfortunately, therapy isn’t about others, it’s about you getting answers you need for your problems.

Look For The Bigger Picture

Your subconscious is like a long form magic trick. From the beginning of your life to know there are underlying mechanisms at work, connecting all the individual pieces of your life. Somewhere Beneath the surface of everything you experience as problematic in life is a connection. Therapy is supposed to help you identify that connection and work on severing it so as not to repeat the same mistakes.

Our residential treatment programs for addiction and dual diagnosis issues schedule an exceptional amount of time for one on one therapy. We believe that evidence based practices have a high effect. Coupling science with proven spiritual modalities, our transitional programs of care prepare each client for living sober. For a private consultation, call  1-855-652-9048.

What Changes When I Get Sober?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recovery begins with change. Everything about recovery has to do with change. When you have developed a life threatening addiction to drugs and alcohol which you cannot control, you need change. Mistakenly, many people assume that drinking and drug use are the only things which need to change in their lives. “The only thing you have to change,” it is popularly said in recovery, “is everything.” If honestly look back on the last few months of your drinking and drug use you might have a difficult time identifying a single are a of your life where drugs and alcohol was not involved. Perhaps you weren’t using them. You might have been thinking about them, wishing you were using them, or devising a way to obtain and use them later. When the disease of addiction progresses, it permeates every area of life. It has an effect on the way we think and do everything. For that reason, everything has to change.

Changing everything sounds like a tall order because it is. Thankfully, changing everything doesn’t have to happen in a day. Recovery is taken one day at a time for a scientific reason. You simply can’t change everything in a day. The very moment you choose to put down drugs and alcohol and dedicate yourself to a lifestyle of recovery, you’ve changed everything. Learning new behaviors, ways of thinking, and coping mechanisms is just a matter of filling in the details.

Here is a list of all the changes which are coming your way when you decide to get sober:

  • You’ll save a lot of money
  • You’ll be able to think more clearly
  • You’ll identify your feelings
  • You’ll be able to feel your feelings without fearing them
  • You’ll have closer relationships with friends and family members
  • You’ll have less stress and better tools for managing stress
  • You’ll know how to handle life
  • You’ll have ways of reaching out for help to get thorugh a difficult situation rather than turning to drugs and alcohol
  • You won’t wake up hungover
  • You won’t wake up not knowing where you are from a blackout
  • You won’t experience withdrawal ever again

 

Harmony Place knows that changing everything all on your own feels like an impossible feat. We believe that such changes require professional guidance. Let our residential treatment programs show you the way. For a private consultation, call us today at  1-855-652-9048.

 

The Role Of A Higher Power In Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spirituality is a big topic in recovery. Talking about ideas of religion, beliefs, faith, and spirituality is a turnoff for many people and sends them running for the hills before giving recovery a chance. Alcoholics Anonymous and its associated twelve step program is one of the oldest most well known approaches to recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism. Within the content of the steps themselves and the primary text for the group, The Big Book Of Alcoholics Anonymous, there is much talk of “God”. Frequently, God is immediately followed with a saying similar to “as you understood Him”. The text emphasizes that you need not feel as though you must adhere to a denominational God of any kind. You must simply find and develop a relationship with something you would consider your higher power. It is finding this higher power, surrendering to it, and living by it’s will, that accomplish the goal of the twelve steps: a spiritual experience.

Founder of AA

Before Bill Wilson, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, founded AA, he was a belligerent alcoholic. On his last trip to the hospital, where he was informed that another drink could damage his brain forever, he was desperate. A dear friend of his had been attending meetings of the Oxford group who had developed a program of spiritual sorts, upon which Bill W. would found AA. While contemplating the existence of something called God and the idea of higher power, Bill was visited by his friend who said to him very plainly: create your own God. Bill had a spiritual experience- a shining moment of clarity and understanding. He stayed sober the rest of his life.

So critical was that moment to Bill that he decided to share it with others- hundreds of millions of others. Nothing else worked. Very little research and understanding about alcoholism was available at the time. Like wildfire, word of the spiritual experience spread. Alcoholic after alcoholic was having a spiritual experience and being struck with sobriety. For decades, it has worked for people all over the world.

The science of God, faith, and belief, has confounded scientists for centuries. Some have referred to the “God molecule” in the brain while others flat out reject the notion. Alcoholics who have reached a point of ultimate desperation and pain in their lives are often faithless. They’ve lost their way of believing in anything because alcohol and drugs has essentially become their religion. A higher power is something to put trust in, have confidence in, and let go of all control to. Believing in an entity which believes in you and your ability to recover can be a life altering discovery.

Harmony Place knows that spiritual development is important to recovery. We balance our programs with science-backed treatment methods with spiritual development through alternative therapy modalities. For a private consultation and more information on our programs of treatment call  1-855-627-1417.

What Are The Symptoms Of Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Obsession With Physical Appearance: Body dysmorphic disorder is different from narcissism or just obsession of self. When someone is struggling with BDD< they are convinced their body is full of unforgivable flaws. Their preoccupation with the way they look, how they are perceived, and how that affects their sense of self can be debilitating.
  • Delusional Self Image: People with BDD commonly become addicted to plastic surgery, exercise, or beautifying procedures. Unable to see the perfection in who they already are, BDD manifests a deep fear regarding physical appearance never being satisfactory.
  • Mirror Checking: BDD can become so severe that if someone feels satisfied with themselves for a brief moment they become instantaneously anxious. They are afraid that their perceptions are wrong. Mirror checking in an obsessive and compulsive way is a common sign of BDD.
  • Mirror Avoidance: Conversely, avoiding the mirror altogether can be a disturbing depiction of BDD. Someone who is severely disgusted and unaccepting of who they are will avoid looking in the mirror because of the emotional pain it causes them. Deep feelings of abandonment and rejection are too much to bear because of what they are convinced they will see in the mirror.
  • Avoiding Social Interactions: When BDD becomes debilitating, it interferes with someone’s ability to fully enjoy their lives. Avoiding pictures, not looking at others, and eventually choosing not to go out because of their fears is a sign of imbalance. Fears that they will be judged, criticized, compared to, or have their physical appearance noticed, is overwhelming.
  • Compulsive Beauty Routines: BDD can act like OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, when it starts taking form of repetitive, compulsive actions. The obsessive thinking regarding negative body image can be manifested through repeated actions like grooming, applying makeup, changing outfits, styling hair, picking at the skin, tweezing body hair, and more. The hope in these actions is that they will rectify a wrong and make their body image more acceptable.
  • Lack Of Self-Esteem: Other coping behaviors can demonstrate a problem with BDD. Seeking attention, dressing provokingly, promiscuity, risk taking and other behaviors can act like distractions. Due to their low self esteem, those with BDD can turn to other behaviors like a decoy to change others’ attention, which BDD convinces is focused on one’s flaws.

 

Body dysmorphic disorder and substance abuse can often occur together. If you are struggling with a self-image issue, call Harmony Place today. We see you and we think you’re great. For a private consultation and more information on our treatment programs, call  1-855-652-9048.

3 Different Ways To Practice Mindfulness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness is a practice that can be applied to any area of life. Studies have shown that mindfulness based practices are effective in reducing the stress caused by mental health symptoms like depression, anxiety, and withdrawals from substance abuse. Being mindful brings you into the present and helps you regulate your emotions by keeping you out of the past and the future.

Mindful Commuting

It might seem silly to have to pay attention while driving. However, most people drive without being mindful. Case in point those days when you take a normal route home, pull in your driveway, and have little recollection of how you got there. Cognitive biases are the way the brain gets extra rest by creating shortcuts. Your brain stays just awake enough to be aware of danger, on oncoming accident, and when to move lanes. Try to be active in your driving. While being safe, look around at your drive. Notice the different signs, the changing landscape, and the buildings. Maybe you’ve never noticed how green the hills become after it rains, or just how ridiculous that one billboard is.

Mindful Showering

Showering is for many people a time to just tune out and relax. Adding mindfulness to your shower time can enhance that experience. Have you ever paid attention to the water in the shower? Surely, you’re keenly aware of when the hot water starts to die out. How much do you notice how good the hot water feels while it’s running? If you paid close enough attention, could you feel each drop of water? Try to notice how your muscles relax under the heat or the pressure. Inhale your soaps and notice the way they lather. Are there little moments about showering you look forward to? Pay attention to that and be mindful of it. You’ll find a lot more gratitude for taking the time to take care of yourself.

Mindful Cooking

There’s a lot of talk about mindful eating, yet few people encourage the practice of mindful cooking. Using the tools of noticing and paying attention can make cooking an extremely spiritual practice. Cooking, in many ways, is like a dance. There’s fluid movements, interrupted by hilarious mistakes. You’re creating, experimenting, smelling, tasting, seeing, and feeling. Bringing mindfulness into all of your senses makes cooking an exceptional activity. Pay attention to each of your senses individually, noticing the different sensations you experience. Become aware of your movements and how each part of the process contributes to whatever dish you are preparing.

There is work to be done to recover from an addiction or a co-occurring mental health condition. At Harmony Place, you never have to do the work alone. The residential treatment programs operating from our luxurious and safe private homes emphasize individualized care, prioritizing each client’s unique needs. For a private consultation, call  1-855-627-1417.

Is It Normal To Fear Uncertainty?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some people seem calm and collected. They’re almost what might be defined as cool. No matter what comes their way, they are completely okay with it. Good things, bad things- they show their emotions but remain unaffected. Are they enlightened? Are they psychotic? People hand uncertainty in different ways. For others, uncertainty and the unknown can cause a drastic amount of anxiety, fear, and discomfort. What lurks behind the corner, waits for us tomorrow, and comes next is never known.

“Living life on life’s terms” is a phrase often used in recovery to describe this experience. We have to learn to live life in the flow of life rather than try to hide from it or resist it. Doing so only causes us more harm, anxiety, and fear. Life happens as life happens. Intervention is possible only as life allows. Much of life is out of our control. Control is something that addicts and alcoholics struggle with. Many addicts and alcoholics grow up in homes or lifestyles where there is more out of their control than there is in their control. In reaction, they turn to things they can control, primarily, controlling the feeling of being out of control. Eating disorders, substance abuse, and other adverse coping mechanisms have a lot to do with control. Unfortunately, as it is with mental illnesses, eventually even that control is lost. Uncertainty lies in taking another hit, another drink, another drug, or going another day without eating. Uncertainty lies without doing so. Ambiguity is unsettling without knowing if one will ever need to return to these behaviors or if it is possible to live without them.

Closure is a way to create solace in this area. New York Magazine writes on “cognitive closure” in a blog for Science of Us. “Need for closure measures an individual’s need for ‘an answer on a given topic any answer’…as ‘compared to confusion and ambiguity.’” People can have a high need for closure or a low need for closure.

Treatment, and all of the therapy which takes place in treatment, is a form of creating closure for your past in addiction so you can live more freely in the mystery of recovery. Feeling a sense of uncertainty or even a fear of it when it comes to recovering from an addiction is normal for being an addict in recovery as well as being a human being.

 

If you are feeling unsure about reaching out for help, let Harmony Place help. Call us today for a private consultation and free information about our residential treatment programs for addiction where you have the opportunity to heal in a safe and secure environment. 855-652-9048.

What Are Opioids?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An epidemic is a “widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time”. Opioids have caused a widespread addiction and is claiming dozens of lives a day in fatal overdose.

Prescription Painkillers

Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Zohydro and Percocet are some of the most popular prescription painkillers which are opioids. Opioids are used for treating pain because of the way they interact with the opioid receptors in the brain. Producing an analgesic effect, opioids can numb the entire body and provide pain relief. By relaxing the brain and the body, opioids work to slow the breathing, known as respiratory depression, and slow the body down. Prescription pills were once reserved for chronic pain patients and those just out of traumatic surgery. Today, prescription opioids can be prescribed for a common headache or injury. The government is progressively taking steps toward more strictly regulating what opioids can be prescribed for and how large prescriptions can be. Doctors are at odds about this due to the pressure of the opioid epidemic. Some doctors feel that for the patients who do not abuse opioid prescriptions it is unfair to limit their ability to receive care. However, an increasing amount of studies is revealing that opioids may not be necessary for pain management or even effective.

Prescription opioids have a base of morphine, sourced from compounds of opium plants. Morphine is only one part of the medication. Most opioid medications are part acetaminophen, commonly called Tylenol, as well as part morphine.

Synthetic Opioids

Some people do not metabolize opioids properly to receive its effects. Opioid medications like prescription painkillers are based in morphine, which is the chemical produced when substance sourced from opium plants hits the bloodstream. Such patients who were in chronic pain or experienced traumatic injury as well as major surgery were in need of a prescription painkiller which could be just as effective in treating pain. Fentanyl was created as a synthetic opioid, interacting with the opioid receptors but providing a significantly higher amount of potency. Reportedly, fentanyl can be up to one hundred times more potent than pure morphine. Morphine is only one part of most prescription opioid medications.

Heroin

Heroin is the street version of opioids. Heroin purchased on the black markets or from illegal drug dealers is rarely pure heroin, called black tar or white tar. Instead, heroin is often cut with other drugs, making it a volatile drug to consume. Heroin is considerably less expensive than synthetic opioids and prescription opioids, making it a considerable option when people become addicted to other opioid substances. In recent years, fentanyl was being discovered in heroin overdose cases, which caused it to be fatal in an overdose.

 

Harmony Place specializes in the treatment of opioid addiction. We provide sub-acute detox services, residential inpatient, and a transitional system of care to help each client build a foundation for recovery. For a private consultation, call  1-855-652-9048 today.-