This is How Opioid Addiction Happens

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This is How Opioid Addiction Happens

Opioids are being prescribed by doctors to manage severe, long-term pain that over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen, aspirin, and ibuprofen cannot relieve. Although effective in pain management, taking opioids even in the short-term can predispose patients to opioid addiction. Reports published by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) show that young adults aged… Read more »

The Benefits Suboxone Treatment For Opioid Addiction

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The Benefits Suboxone Treatment For Opioid Addiction

According to research, approximately 1.9 million people in the United States are addicted to prescribed opioid medications. As a matter of fact, drug overdose deaths related to opiate usage continuously increase in America. Opiate related deaths are common among adult men and women. The most common medical solution for opiate addiction is methadone. However, it… Read more »

6 Signs of Addiction

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6 Signs of Addiction

Unfortunately, all of us know someone who is – or has – suffered from addiction. For those who have even experienced it themselves, they know what a challenge it can be. When dependent upon a substance, it can be hard to escape. At these points, assistance from ‘outside’ can help. Plus, as with any condition,… Read more »

Drug Addiction FAQ. Part 1.

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Drug Addiction FAQ. Part 1.

Many people who have never tried drugs do not understand how or why other people become addicted to them. Because many of us perceive drug use (even recreationally) as a harmful behavior, we tend to mistakenly assume that drug abusers simply lack willpower or moral principles. We also often believe that they could stop using… Read more »