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Opioid Prescription Rates

The use of prescription opioids, as well as heroin, have reached crisis levels throughout the United States. It is now commonly described as the ‘opioid epidemic’ as a large number…

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Opioid Use Disorder

Opioids are a group of synthetic or natural drugs derived from the poppy plant which when taken binds to the brain cells and can relieve pain and produce a euphoric…

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Opioid Treatment

Prescription opioids are a group of natural and synthetic substances that act as the natural endorphins in the human body by providing relief from pain and giving a feeling of…

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Opioid Addiction Treatment

Understanding Opioid Addiction Addiction can be described as a chronic psychological disorder in which a person consistently does something or uses a drug despite its negative impact.  It is a…

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The Opioid Crisis

 Opioid National Emergency The opioid crisis in the U.S. can be likened to natural disasters like tsunamis, earthquakes, and hurricanes, but unlike these very deadly natural disasters, the opioid crisis…

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Opioid Use Disorder

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a public health alert because the United States is in the middle of an opioid overdose epidemic. Opioid use disorder…

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Identifying Prescription Drug Abuse

The Most Common Drugs Causing the Opioid Epidemic Prescription drug abuse, especially prescription opioid abuse, is one of the biggest issues facing modern society. The United States is currently facing…

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What Are Opioids?

Opioid is a broad term used to describe several natural substances which are all derived from the opium poppy plant that binds to specific opioid receptors in the brain cells….

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