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Massive trafficking bust results in 11 arrests, 400 grams of heroin, 330 grams of cocaine

Suspects arrested in massive trafficking bust in Virginia and Maryland. (Photo: Alexandria Police Department) Multiple police agencies within Virginia and Maryland said they “dismantled a heroin trafficking ring operation throughout the National Capital Region.” On Monday, officials announced they arrested 11 people – who will “remain behind bars” – on multiple counts related to illegal …

How to Help Someone Overcome a Heroin Addiction

Heroin is an illegal drug from the opiate family that is extremely addictive. Because people quickly develop a tolerance for heroin, it is easy to overdose, which can have fatal consequences. Quitting heroin cold-turkey can also cause life-threatening side effects.[1]Helping someone overcome a heroin addiction can be incredibly difficult. However, social support is a key …

Understanding Drug Use and Addiction

Photo by ©iStock.com/Rhienna Cutler Many people don’t understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. They may mistakenly think that those who use drugs lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop their drug use simply by choosing to. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting usually takes …

What are the treatments for heroin addiction?

A variety of effective treatments are available for heroin addiction, including both behavioral and pharmacological (medications). Both approaches help to restore a degree of normalcy to brain function and behavior, resulting in increased employment rates and lower risk of HIV and other diseases and criminal behavior. Although behavioral and pharmacologic treatments can be extremely useful …