Find Help for Black Tar Heroin Addiction in Arizona

August 18, 2022 at 15:24

Scottsdale, Arizona -

Pathfinders Recovery Center, based in Scottsdale, Arizona has published three new resources to help provide information to those struggling with addiction or their loved ones. The facility offers a holistic approach to recovery and wellbeing, including helping patients with mental health issues related to their struggle.

First among the resources is an article on the nature of black tar heroin, a variety of the drug most commonly found on the West Coast and often consumed via smoking, as opposed to more traditional forms of usually snorted or injected. Heroin is a potent substance that belongs to the opioid or opiate family. The same primary component is used to create all dosage versions of this medication. However, there are various ways to prepare this component. As a result, heroin varieties are distinct from one another. The medicine frequently has a white or brownish appearance and a powdered consistency. It could also be deeper in color and stickier or tackier in texture. Black tar is the common street moniker for this thicker, darker kind of heroin. Black tar is an extremely addictive kind of heroin, just like other types. However, using this heroin also carries certain distinct health hazards, which emphasizes the importance of getting professional assistance.

The effects of black tar are basically the same as powdered heroin in terms of their capacity to cause addiction. All opioid addiction follows the same fundamental progression. First, continued drug use causes physical dependence. This dependent condition shows that the user's brain has grown accustomed to the drug's presence. The development of psychological dependence can follow physical dependence. An emotional craving for heroin characterizes this second dependent condition. This compulsive, subconscious behavior is unmistakably the first sign of heroin addiction. The first step in a heroin treatment program is detox from heroin. The care model used by contemporary programs is one that mixes medicine and psychotherapy, also known as MAT. Buprenorphine and methadone are in the list of drugs permitted for MAT. Additionally, it contains naltrexone, an anti-opioid that blocks the pathways that opioids use to enter the brain. To aid in the promotion of a long-lasting recovery, the programs also address mental health difficulties.

On the other hand, Adderall is a stimulant prescription drug that can elevate mood and heighten alertness for students as well as others — but it comes at a cost. Pathfinders’ second resource explores this topic. See more here: How Long Does Adderall Stay In Your System.

The pharmaceutical drug Adderall is frequently used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The drug may also be recommended by doctors to treat narcolepsy in patients. A certain dose of Adderall has a fairly consistent half-life in the body. It has some therapeutic benefits when in the bloodstream, but it must be noted that anyone using the medicine may have a range of negative effects.

Black tar heroin being used among types of paraphernalia shows the importance of treatment at Pathfinders Recovery Center

The half-life of any medication is a key notion in estimating how long its effects will last. The average Adderall IR half-life is nine hours. The half-life of Adderall XR ranges from 10-13 hours. In other words, the user's system levels of Adderall IR will drop by 50% in around nine hours. The leftover dosage will again be decreased over the course of the following nine hours. This process keeps going until there is no longer any Adderall in the body. A similar process applies to Adderall XR.

Pathfinders has also published a resource on cocaine comedown. While the depression accompanying cocaine use can be deadly, this guide aims to promote recovery as an alternative to the highs (and extreme lows) of cocaine. A cocaine induced comedown is not to be taken lightly since it can significantly contribute to the development of cocaine addiction in the long run. The reason for this is that many people try to use more of the drug in order to avoid the comedown's effects. This pattern of excessive usage, when done repeatedly, can hasten the onset of addiction. It can also increase the urgency with which an individual may require an efficient cocaine treatment program.

Not everyone who does cocaine and crashes goes through the same experience. There is, however, a standard comedown timeline. The substance will generate its distinctive exhilaration for around 15-30 minutes if inhaled through the nose. The published resource provides more detailed information, including warning signs and treatment options.

Pathfinders Recovery offers both inpatient and outpatient options for a range of substance recovery programs. The website provides a range of resources on a range of issues, which can help both patients and loved ones. As always, the Pathfinders team encourages any interested parties to reach out by phone or email at any time of day or night for more information.


For more information about Pathfinders Recovery Center, contact the company here:

Pathfinders Recovery Center
7600 East Redfield Drive,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260