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How to Prevent Opioid Abuse

Despite educational materials highlighting the dangers of prescription narcotics, millions of Americans discover first-hand the perils of opioid abuse. Researchers and drug addiction experts continue to focus on soaring overdose rates attributed…
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What is Fentanyl?

What is fentanyl? Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid. It is an opioid that is similar to morphine but far more potent. Fentanyl is a pain killer that doctors prescribe after they perform surgery. If you have chronic pain, a doctor may offer fentanyl…
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Opioids and the Brain: Why There’s Still Hope for Recovery

Remember those old “This is your brain on drugs” commercials. No? Am I dating myself here? Well, back in the 1980’s, The Partnership for a Drug-Free America had a HUGE campaign to fight drug addiction. As part of the campaign, they published…
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Heroin Withdrawal – What to Expect on Day 1

If you are like most people entering a recovery program for heroin addiction, you are probably somewhat concerned about what is going to happen next. You may be feeling a great deal of anxiety about what detoxing from heroin and going through…

What Does Recent Evidence Tell Us About Treating Opioid Addiction?

Recent studies have produced new evidence about opioid addiction treatment. The opioid crisis continues to ravage the country. As a result, the need for better opioid addiction treatment is more important every day. After all, ineffective treatment…
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Suboxone, Methadone and Vivitrol: Let’s Review and Compare 3 Opioid Replacement Therapies

Suboxone, methadone and Vivitrol are popular medications often used to treat opioid addictions, and are often used in opioid replacement therapies (ORT). An addiction occurs when a person develops a psychological or physical dependence. Once…
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About The Bridge (NSS-2 Bridge): A “Shocking” New Device Approved to Aid in Opioid Withdrawals

The Bridge (NSS-2 Bridge) appears small but has huge potential for helping fight the opioid crisis in America. The NSS-2 Bridge is an innovative device recently approved by the FDA to aid in opioid withdrawal pain. It is appears not much different…

New Study Reveals Who is Most at Risk for Opioid Overdose

Opioid-Related Deaths Continue To Spike In The U.S. It’s no secret that opioids are a major problem in our country – so much so that the federal government has declared the opioid problem a national public health emergency. Needless to…

Vivitrol Therapy for Opioid Dependence: How and Why It Works

Even if you've been using opiates for years, Vivitrol shots may be the solution to your problems. Paired with counseling and other therapies, Vivitrol can help you eliminate the short-lived euphoria caused by opiate use. When opioids no longer…
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Top 10 Most Abused Prescription Medications

  “There’s obviously some potential obviously some potential for pharmaceutical companies to try to influence doctors and get them to prescribe their drug.” ~ Rob Varluck, Director of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug…