Category: Opiate addiction

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Barney, participation trophies, and Nintendo: We didn’t see an opioid crisis coming?

Overdose deaths involving opiates and opioids have quadrupled since 1999, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Using information from death certificates compiled for the CDC’s Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER) database, almost half of the…

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Signs Opiate Addiction Treatment Is Neccessary

Signs of Opiate Addiction An opiate drug is in the family of medications that include prescription and illicit drugs. The drugs in this family are all opiate based and include heroin, hydrocodone, codeine and many others. Opiate addiction treatment is…

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Are Synthetic Opiates and High Fructose Corn Syrup Similar?

Is the structure of synthetic opiates to blame for someone’s addiction? Over the past thirty years, two health calamities have completely overwhelmed the United States of America: addiction and obesity. The increased rates of obesity and addiction can be tracked…

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How to Save an Overdose Victim with Naloxone

Many states have made Naloxone or Narcan legal because it can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose and save lives. Those states include: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina,…

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Using Medication Assisted Treatment for Opiate Addiction

Many people aren’t familiar with medication assisted drug treatment, because not many programs utilize this method. This type of treatment helps someone manage withdrawal symptoms and reduces cravings, which are just two of the advantages of using this method over…

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An addiction is anything you have to hide

A many-faceted challenge for families, interventionists, and other addiction pros alike is defining an addiction. We have textbook definitions. We have tests. But when it comes down to addressing the addiction with an addict in denial that he or she…

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