Committed to Safety: Latest information on COVID-19 PrecautionsLearn More

On November 10, 2018, the Woolsey Fire destroyed The Canyon at Peace Park’s treatment facility. At this time, The Canyon at Peace Park is not accepting patients for any services. Click here to learn more about our closure or request medical records.

Drug Overdose Death of Teen Football Player Reverberates

A teen football player dies of an apparent overdose and four more teens face charges for contributing to his death, allowing drugs to ruin five young lives. The death of the teenage son of a retired NFL quarterback by apparent overdose is tragedy enough. Now, four more teen boys face charges as a result. The event happened in Southern California, where 18-year-old Griffen Kramer, a high school quarterback and son of Erik Kramer, who played for the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, died of an apparent drug overdose, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Kramer was found dead […]

Read more

What to Do in the Event of a Heroin Overdose

What to Do in the Event of a Heroin Overdose

IMPORTANT: If you have found this post because you are trying to help someone you believe is experiencing a heroin overdose RIGHT NOW, call 911 immediately. Do not wait to read the rest of the article. If you want to be prepared if someone you care about overdoses or if you are concerned about the possibility of overdosing yourself, then read on. Below you will find the information you need to identify a heroin overdose as it is happening and respond quickly so that you or your friend will have the best chance of surviving the experience. Recognizing a Heroin […]

Read more

Former Celtic Player Talks About Heroin Addiction in New Book

Chris Herren, formerly a basketball player for the Boston Celtics, lost everything to heroin addiction. The one-time small town basketball hero who made national headlines with his basketball skills during his high school days ended up back in his hometown 20 years later, unemployed and looking for a fix. Now married and a father of three, Herren has decided to make the best of his heroin addiction and all the loss he experienced as a result. After attending heroin rehab, he penned an autobiography with the hope of getting his story out there and helping others like him realize that […]

Read more

Debbie Harry Admits Past Drug Addiction

Debbie Harry is an icon in rock and roll, and she’s still creating: her next album, Panic of Girls, is scheduled for release at the end of May. But fame took its toll when Harry was younger. She confessed in a recent interview to living with an active drug addiction for more than two years in her early fame. Fame – And All the Problems that Go With It And it’s fame that likely had a lot to do with the development of her drug addiction, according to Harry.  The Heart of Glass caused quite a stir when it was […]

Read more

Heroin Addiction is a Disease

Heroin addiction is not a disease in the metaphorical sense. Even though it infiltrates communities, destroys families and costs governments and healthcare systems millions of dollars every year and is certainly a disease in that sense, it is also a medical disease. The chemical changes that occur in the brain when heroin is used continue and become semi-permanent – at least – when heroin abuse becomes chronic and turns into heroin addiction. Physical dependence and psychological cravings are entwined in the brain and even the user undergoes heroin detox, those changes remain. Medical treatment is required in order for recovery, […]

Read more
Top