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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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Lone Star State to Receive Significant Funding to Fight Texas Opioid Epidemic

The Texas opioid epidemic, over the past four years or so, turned into a genuine and very deadly epidemic. Now it has been announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has granted a staggering $2.66 million to the Texas Department of State Health Services with the aim of helping local departments and providers …

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$8 Million Grant Awarded in Ohio to Help Those Struggling With Opioid Abuse

Ohio has been one of the states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. The Buckeye state recently announced an investment of $8 million over the next two years to help companies as well as unemployed workers in 16 of the hardest hit Ohio counties deal with issues related to opioid addiction. Shocking Stats Related to …

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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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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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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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