Opioid Crisis Taking Worse Toll on Women

Opioid Crisis Taking Worse Toll on Women

The opioid crisis is having a profound effect on women. Here’s why women are faring worse than men when it comes to addiction and opioid overdose deaths. According to a recent article in the LA Times, the opioid crisis death toll is...
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01/08 2018
Long Term Effects of Hydrocodone Addiction

Long Term Effects of Hydrocodone Addiction

Read about the devastating long term effects of hydrocodone addiction and how you can get help. Hydrocodone is an opioid medication derived from the poppy plant and used to treat both chronic and acute pain. It works by attaching to opioid receptors...
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12/15 2017
How Long Does Morphine Addiction Treatment Take?

How Long Does Morphine Addiction Treatment Take?

Morphine Addiction Treatment Explained Morphine is a very potent pain reliever. While it has specific medical treatment purposes, many people use it as a recreational drug. Morphine is a highly addictive and dangerous drug. Those who choose to inject the drug increase...
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12/14 2017
4 Opioid Epidemic Myths

4 Opioid Epidemic Myths

The opioid epidemic claims tens of thousands of lives every year. Here’s the truth behind four common opioid epidemic myths. Myths about opioids and the opioid epidemic are widespread, but understanding the scope and nature of the problem is crucial for curbing...
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12/14 2017
Why Are Overdoses More Frequent with Opioids?

Why Are Overdoses More Frequent with Opioids?

Opioid Epidemic: Why Are Overdoses More Frequent with Opioids? If the government’s plan to reduce availability of opioid medications was working, why are overdoses more frequent with opioids? The alarming statistics published widely across America indicate that an increase in the number...
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10/12 2017
Statistics Show Opioid Epidemic Worsening

Statistics Show Opioid Epidemic Worsening

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Debra Houry warns that the nation’s opioid epidemic is getting worse, not better, and shows no signs of abating in the near future.
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10/11 2017
What Caused the Rise of Heroin Addiction?

What Caused the Rise of Heroin Addiction?

Increase of Heroin Addiction Heroin addiction has become a serious public health concern right across the country. The heroin epidemic may be attributed in part to the increase in the number of people abusing prescription opioid painkiller medications.
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09/18 2017