Tag Archives: Opioid Addiction

A Closer Look at Older Adults & Opioid Addiction

A Closer Look At Older Adults Opioid Addiction - Treatment Center

The United States has experienced an unprecedented epidemic of opioid drug overdoses in recent years. While the social stigma surrounding addiction may bring unflattering stereotypes to mind, the reality is that this crisis has impacted Americans in every state, income bracket and age group in the country. Older adults and senior citizens have not been […]

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Painkiller Addiction Often Sets In After Extensive Dental Work

Painkiller Addiction Often Sets In After Extensive Dental Work

The United States is no stranger to substance abuse. Since 2001, drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the country, overtaking motor vehicle crashes. There are numerous reasons for the spike in addiction rates and overdoses, but it’s important to note that the most dangerous drugs on the market are completely […]

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Athletes, Sports and Addiction

Athletes, Sports and Addiction

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the nation’s largest public health agency, has called substance abuse an epidemic. Each year it claims more lives than car accidents or incidents involving firearms, making it the leading cause of accidental death in the country. Heroin use drives the epidemic – the number of heroin overdose […]

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Columbus, Ohio Is the Epicenter of the Heroin Problem in the Midwest

Columbus, Ohio Is the Epicenter of the Heroin Problem in the Midwest

Visit Ohio, and you may see sprawling hills, taste buckeye candies, and hear the familiar Midwestern twang. Columbus, Ohio, sometimes called “The Headquarters City,” is home to several national corporations. The city’s location places it in a great spot for corporate innovation and product distribution channels. Columbus’ prime location also makes it a trafficking thoroughfare […]

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

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

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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The History of Poppies and Opium

The History of Poppies and Opium

When most people think of poppies, they think of an innocent red or pink flower. They might think of the flower that put Dorothy to sleep in The Wizard of Oz, a fairly innocent children’s story. But poppies have a dark side with a long history – they are inextricably tied to drug addiction. Poppies […]

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Norco Pain Pills Are a Gateway for Addiction

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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