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New Study Looks at How Geography Plays a Role in Opioid Crisis

It’s impossible to deny that the USA is in the midst of the worst opioid crisis in the country’s history. 2017 was the worst year ever for opioid related deaths and when figures are released, 2018 could be even worse. You would think that the level of opioid related deaths would be fairly consistent across …

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Opioid Use Driving Force Behind Higher Disability Rates in Some States

Despite the relatively booming economy, many states are reporting a decrease in the availability of labor. Research shows that there seems to be a correlation between the decrease in labor availability and the rise in opioid prescriptions. Some states, such as Alabama, Arkansas and West Virginia are reporting a particularly high correlation, leading to claims …

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Ongoing Research at University of Michigan Shows No Easy Fix for Opioid Crisis

While most people acknowledge the existence of an opioid crisis in the United States, few seem to be aware of just how extensive this crisis actually is. The current opioid-related death rate means that on average, five people die of opioid abuse each and every hour in our country. That really is staggering, no matter …

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Why Are Opiates So Addictive?

Opiates are very effective at pain relief. So effective in fact that they have been used as pain relief for centuries. Modern advances in chemistry have now created opiate-based medicines that are more effective than they ever have been, but there is one major issue – opiates are very, very addictive. Before we examine what …

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Questions to Ask Before Working With a Rapid Opiate Detox Facility

Not all rapid opiate detox facilities are the same, and it’s important that you find a detox facility that’s right for you and that understands where you are on your journey to sobriety. 6 Questions to Ask Before Deciding to Seek Treatment from a Rapid Opiate Detox Facility Here are some important questions that you …

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FDA Approves New Highly Powerful Opioid Dsuvia – Was it a Mistake?

There is simply no denying that the United States is in the middle of an opioid crisis. In 2017, the number of deaths involving opioids was just under 50,000. Fifteen years ago, that figure was around 10,000. Now the FDA has come under fire for approving one of the most potent synthetic opioids that has …

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How Opioids are Affecting the Senior Population

When most think of the opioid epidemic, many people immediately think about how it is affecting the teenage to young adult age group. While this is true, opioids are affecting the senior population as well. The media often discusses the impacts of opioid abuse with the younger demographics, but the truth is that the senior …

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Record Drug Overdose Deaths Last Year According to CDC

Is it true that most people who begin to overuse and abuse drugs had no real intention of harming themselves? Whether they were experimenting socially or trying to find something to ease their physical pain, it’s quite difficult to witness the downward spiral of an individual due to drugs.  While today we are talking about …

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