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Opiates: Heroin, Opiates, and Opiods   
Heroin, and its similar drugs are quite honestly killing people all over the nation. It is being termed "The Heroin Epidimic" as this drug spreads from city to suburb to rural America, and leaving dead bodies in its wake. This is one of the most important lessons you will take in your life if you have a heroin problem. Quite honestly, the time you spend learning this lesson can save your life, and that is not an exaggeration. Heroin is that dangerous, that addictive, that deadly, and so we have to be honest with you, pay as close of attention to this program as you can, learn from it, and let us help you before you become a statistic. If this sounds tough, it is because we care about you and all humanity and do want to provide assistance for your betterment. This lesson will examine all aspects of heroin addiction and how to overcome it. You can do it, and we can help.
  • Introduction
  • What Are Opiates and Opioids
  • How Do They Affect a Person
  • What Can a Person Do to Change
  • What Happens if They Do Not Decide to Change
  • Summary
  • Streaming Video
  • Detailed Lesson Printout
  • Interactive Slides
  • Moderated Forum
  • Peer Chat
  • Polls
  • Additional Resource Links
Lesson Specs
Length: 44 min, 43 sec
  Part of Course:
Understanding Substance Abuse and Addiction
Lesson Instructors
  Theodore Parran, MD  
  Medical Professional with Addiction and Substance Abuse Specialty
Wang Professor of Medical Education, CWRU School of Medicine Associate Medical Director, Rosary Hall, St. Vincent Charity Hospital.
  Chris L. Adelman, MD  
  Medical Director, Rosary Hall St. Vincent CharityHospital, Cleveland, OH
A 1979 graduate of the University of Oklahoma Medical School, Dr.Adelman’s interest in addiction medicine dates back to his first assignment as an emergency room physician in Montana, where he quickly became the first medical director of the hospital’s addiction treatment program.
  Dr. Russell Goodwin  
  Addiction and Substance Abuse Expert
Russell J. Goodwin is a highly experienced professional with a unique set of skills as a therapist and trainer. Mr. Goodwin works extensively with both individuals and corporations at IMPACT Solutions as coordinator for these services.

On the private practice side, Mr. Goodwin counsels adolescents, young adults, and adults who are dealing with chemical dependency and other addictions, co-dependency, adolescent disorders, family parenting and relationship issues, adjustment disorders, abuse, anxiety, depression, and anger/behavioral management issues. Mr. Goodwin also does marital/couples/family therapy and conducts chemical dependency assessments and interventions.

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