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Types of Opioid Treatment Options

Types of Opioid Treatment Options Over 2.5 million Americans suffer from opioid use disorder which contributed to over 28,000 overdose deaths and the number keeps rising, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Opioid use disorder is a serious, chronic condition that can be fatal if left untreated. Making the decision to get treatment […]

Is Hydrocodone an Opioid?

Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic Schedule II prescription opioid pain medication that is commonly known as Vicodin. Semi-synthetic opioids are synthesized from naturally occurring opium products. In as little as five days of prescribed use, the risk of developing a chronic hydrocodone addiction increases significantly. Hydrocodone is often prescribed for acute pain after procedures and works to […]

Media Portrayal of Opioid Treatment

Why is the Media Portrayal of Opioid Treatment Important? When it comes to the media portrayal of opioid treatment, it is key to recovering addicts for other people to understand exactly why this is an important topic. So often, we see the media portray people suffering from addiction as people of low moral standards, poor […]

Is Xanax an Opioid?

Is Xanax an Opioid? According to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine medication that acts as a central nervous system depressant. Benzodiazepines produce sedation, induce sleep, relieve anxiety and muscle spasms, and prevent seizures. Benzodiazepines are also called tranquilizers. So, is Xanax an opioid? While Xanax is an addictive prescription medication, […]

Tips on Fighting Through Opioid Withdrawals

Need Tips on Fighting Through Opioid Withdrawals? Making the decision to take steps toward living a life without opioids is a big one; congratulations on making this huge step! While you are looking forward to living a healthy life, rebuilding relationships and setting new goals, there are still some hurdles you will need to overcome. […]

Long and Short Term Effects of Opioid Abuse

What are Opioids? Opioids are naturally found in the opium poppy plant. They are a type of drug that manipulates the brain to produce a variety of different effects, most commonly as an ingredient in many prescription pain relievers. There are also synthetic (man-made) opioids such as fentanyl and illegal street opioids such as heroin. […]