Tag Archives: Opioid Addiction

Opioid Abuse, Heroin Addiction Gripping Knoxville and Tennessee

Opioid Abuse, Heroin Addiction Gripping Knoxville and Tennessee

Knoxville, in eastern Tennessee, is a manufacturing and wholesaling center in the south. The opioid epidemic throughout the country cuts deep into this Appalachian region community and highlights the sudden and impactful increase in prescription opioid and heroin abuse over the last several years. Explore the Data on Drug Abuse in Tennessee In the first […]

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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

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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