Opioids

The Slippery Slope of Opioid Addiction

It always starts with the concept of healing. Healing from often intense pain. Not emotional pain or childhood trauma, but rather pain from an injury, surgery, or illness that greatly impacts your quality of life. The first time you take a prescription pain medication can...

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Opioid Epidemic

Drug-Related Opioid Deaths Are On the Rise

The Opioid Epidemic Continues to Ravage the U.S. Population On Oct. 26, 2017, President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a national public health emergency under federal law. “I am directing all executive agencies to use every appropriate emergency authority to fight the opioid crisis,” he said at...

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Opioid Addiction Treatment

Opioid Addiction Treatment

Clinicians and counselors who work in the field of addiction treatment commonly refer to addictive disorders as a type of “disease.” The term, though, is often used in disparate ways. While a more traditional counselor will associate the disease of addiction to character deficits, others...

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Fentanyl and Heroin Epidemic

Fentanyl and Heroin Epidemic

Last month, the Trump administration declared this country’s opioid epidemic a national emergency. The announcement signaled Washington’s concern over the surging rate of lethal overdoses in the US. In 1980, an estimated 6,500 Americans died via a drug overdose. Last year, the number of overdose...

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Heroin and Opioid Detox

Detoxification from substances involves your body cleansing itself. After prolonged use of opioids, the brain and the body have changed to feel like they need opioids to feel normal. The detox process involves your body finding its balance again. Symptoms of opioid withdrawal start within the...

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