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How Can I Prevent Getting Addicted to Opioids?

If you have been prescribed opioid painkillers for a medical condition, you may be concerned about becoming dependent on or addicted to the medication, and for good reason. It’s reported that more than 2 million people misused prescription opioid drugs in 2017 alone, and more than 20,000 Americans overdose and die from these pain relievers […]

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Opioid Addiction Signs, Effects, and Withdrawal Symptoms

There isn’t any demographic among Americans that is unaffected by the current opioid epidemic. An increasing number of Americans are losing their lives due to opioid addiction and overdoses each year. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that the current state of the epidemic follows the same path that it has been

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What Are the Dangers Associated with Opioids?

Opioids are powerful pain relievers that are Schedule II Controlled Substances. That means that these drugs have a high likelihood of being abused and causing dependence or addiction. Opioid painkillers are primarily used to treat both acute and chronic pain. Acute pain is like that following a surgical procedure while chronic pain is considered to

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Heroin Addiction Signs, Effects, and Withdrawal Symptoms

If you have paid attention to the news lately, then you know that the country is in the midst of an opioid drug epidemic. Prescription painkillers and illicit opioid drugs are taking more lives than ever. Heroin is just one of those drugs. Derived from morphine, which comes from the opium poppy plant, heroin is

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