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Understanding Opioid Receptors, The Opioid System, and the Risks for Opioid Addiction

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that around 2.1 million people in the United States are currently suffering from substance use disorders related to prescription opioids. Another nearly 500,000 are addicted to heroin, another opiate. Opioid addiction is, in the words of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a national […]

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How Naloxone Reverses Opioid Overdoses

The United States is in the midst of an overdose epidemic involving opioids. In 2015, prescription and illegal opioids killed 33,000 people. An estimated 1.9 million individuals in the country are addicted to or abusing opioids. A medication known as Naloxone can reverse the symptoms of an opioid overdose and give addicts an opportunity to […]

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Norco Pain Pills Are a Gateway for Addiction

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The United States has been in the midst of a drug abuse problem for years, but it has grown to an epidemic status in recent years due to legal painkiller over-prescription and abuse. Commonly prescribed opioid painkillers include Vicodin, Percocet, and one of the most commonly prescribed painkillers: Norco. What Are Norco Painkillers? Norco is […]

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Carfentanil: The Latest Deadly Opiate

Carfentanil - The Latest Deadly Opiate

Carfentanil, a powerful sedative normally used to tranquilize large animals such as horses and elephants, is the latest deadly opiate being sold on the streets and causing an increase in overdose deaths. In the past month, roughly 300 people in at least four states have died at the hands of the potent sedative. Ohio and […]

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Tackle Your Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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Let’s face it: admitting that you or a loved one has a drug or alcohol problem is terrifying. You find yourself not knowing what to do, where to go or what questions to ask. The truth is, you are not alone in this battle, and there is hope. It’s time to tackle your addiction once […]

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Fentanyl-Laced Heroin: A Surge in Deadly Overdoses

Heroin on the Rise Deaths from heroin overdoses have steadily been on the rise in the past few years. In 2013 alone, men were four times more likely than women to die from overdose deaths. The highest death rate for heroin-related overdose deaths are between the age of 25 and 44. In the most recent […]

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Suboxone Treatment: Is it Helpful or Harmful?

Suboxone Treatment Opiate abuse affects some 26.4 million to 36 million people worldwide and an estimated 2.5 million people in the United States, according to the latest reports from the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Opioids are pain relievers that increase one’s sense of well-being and pleasure while temporarily alleviating pain, but it doesn’t get […]

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The Truth About Heroin: Dr. Adam Bianchini – Video Series

The Heroin Epidemic There is no doubt about it: the United States is in the middle of a heroin epidemic. Between 2002 and 2013, the number of fatal overdoses of the drug has almost quadrupled, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For many years, society turned a blind eye to heroin addiction. […]

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Molly: Debunking The Top Myths

Debunking The Top Myths About Molly The popular club drug Molly is once again making headlines after it sent nearly a dozen people to the hospital in Connecticut. (We’ll talk more about that later.) With all the media attention surrounding Molly and its emerging popularity, it is important to clarify what Molly is and debunk the […]

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