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How Arizona is Beginning to Successfully Tackle the Opioid Epidemic

It’s long been agreed that there are two main ways of treating the current opioid epidemic in the United States. The first is the regulation of suppliers in order to protect consumers, and the second is the intervention of the government to help people cope with the addiction. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees that either or …

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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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CMU Medical School Focused on Teaching Hospital Personnel How to Spot and Treat Opiate Addiction

Did you know that each day, over one hundred people across the USA die from an opioid overdose? In Michigan, the contribution to that figure is disproportionately high. In 2016, there were 18.5 opiate-related deaths per 100,000 as opposed to the national average of 13.3. By contrast, in 2012, the Michigan contribution was just 7.1 …

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Companies Fighting Opioid Addiction as Workplace Use Grows

Opioid addiction isn’t just found on the streets anymore. With the growth in popularity of using opioids, addiction is more prevalent than ever before in a wide variety of settings, including corporate America. In fact, research has shown that overdoses while working have increased by 32% in just one year. Another poll has found that …

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Patients of Fraudulent Pain Clinics Struggling to get Help

The purpose of pain clinics is to provide patients with pain medication in a controlled setting where the individual is overseen by a medical professional. This oversight by a medical professional helps ensure that the patient is using the opioids correctly, without any abuse. Recently, there have been patients of fraudulent pain clinics who are …

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Florida Governor Signs Bill Targeting Opioid Addiction in Florida

It’s no secret that the beautiful sunshine state has had a surge in drug overdoses within the past few years. So much so that Governor, Rick Scott, declared a public-health emergency just last year due to the rise in opioid addiction in Florida. This critical topic has continued to trend into this year as the …

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Evidence Shows Medication After Opioid Treatment Can Help Individuals Stay Sober

The opioid crisis that has hit the United States is crippling families across the country on a daily basis. Unless we commit to doing something about this epidemic, families are going to continue to suffer the loss of loved ones due to the addiction of opioids. Research has shown that medication after opioid treatment can …

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