opioid prescription rates

How Commonly Prescribed Are Opioids? Opioid Prescription Rates and Facts

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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opioids, opioid use disorder, prescription drug addiction

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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chronic pain, prescription drugs, opioid addiction, addiction treatment, prescription drug addiction

Prescription Opioids and Chronic Pain

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 and Dependence

What Are Opioid Addiction and Dependence? Addiction can be described as a chronic psychological disorder in which a person consistently does something or uses a drug despite its negative impact. …

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opioid epidemic, opioid deaths, opioid crisis

The Facts Behind the Opioid Crisis

What Is the Opioid Crisis In America? The opioid crisis in the U.S. can be likened to natural disasters like tsunamis, earthquakes, and hurricanes, but unlike these very deadly natural…

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opioid use disorder, opioid addiction

An Overview of Opioid Use Disorder

Understanding Opioid Use Disorder and the Opioid Epidemic The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a public health alert because the United States is in the middle…

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prescription drug abuse

Identifying Prescription Drug Abuse: Signs and Symptoms

Prescription Drug Abuse Prescription drug abuse, especially prescription opioid abuse, is one of the biggest issues facing modern society. The United States is currently facing one of the worst opioid…

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opioid epidemic

What Are Opioids and How Do They Work?

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…

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