Category: Opiate addiction

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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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How to Get Put on Suboxone for Opiate Addiction

Doctors who prescribe suboxone to help addicts become clean from opiate addiction have had to go through specialized training to be able to legally dispense the medication. Often, in addition to the special government training needed to get licensed as…

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Signs of a Worsening Opioid Issue

One Town – One Opiate Addiction Problem When you think of days gone by, when generation X participated in their traditional back to school assembly, what comes to mind? For most, there were a battery of guest speakers talking in…

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