Horizon Blog

Fentanyl Laced Heroin: What you need to know

January 29th, 2017

Fentanyl is a powerful opioid medication often used to treat late stage cancer patients and those recovering from surgery.  Fentanyl has made it’s way onto our streets and is often hidden in counterfeit pills or mixed with heroin without the user’s knowledge.  In addition, some drug dealers are using an illicit version of fentanyl, to increase the potency of […]

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The dangers of abusing opiates during pregnancy

October 25th, 2016

Did you know that the abuse of heroin or other opiates during pregnancy has shown to increase the likelihood of prenatal obstetric complications by 600%? Opiates such as heroin, prescribed painkillers, and anti-withdrawal drugs such as methadone, can all have serious and detrimental effects on existing and future pregnancies.  If you are pregnant, or are […]

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How Do You Know If Someone Is Addicted to Heroin?

June 3rd, 2016

Heroin abuse and addiction has become a major issue in Western New York and around the country. Users and addicts come from all walks of life, so heroin is going to affect many families. What can you do if you suspect a loved one or friend is addicted? Here are the some of the signs […]

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Staying sober after opiate detox

April 28th, 2016

Detox and withdrawal from opiates is a challenge in itself. However, many opiate addicts report staying the course of sobriety after detox is even more challenging. The good news is that there are resources and help available in the Western New York area to help on the path to recovery. Although it may seem like […]

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