NJ Gives $8 Million For Opioid Addiction In Prison

The state of New Jersey will provide 7.8 million dollars to county jails to support the opioid addiction crisis that has wiped over the state. This money will also help inmates who are released from jail to continue treatment for their opioid addiction as individuals who are released from jail.  Reintegrating into society can be […]

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Opioid Use During the Holidays

For those who are struggling with an active opioid use disorder, the holidays can be an extremely stressful time. Opioids are strong painkillers that can cause a lapse in judgment and extreme grogginess, which can cause an individual to skip out on the holiday season altogether. Individuals who are actively using opioids may not remember […]

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DEA National Take Back Day is October 26

What is DEA National Take Back Day? According to the official DEA National Take Back Day website, The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that […]

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Options for Opioid Addict

Options for Opioid Addict While opioids can be a helpful tool for dealing with chronic pain or injury, misuse of the drug can quickly spiral into opioid addiction. Prescription drugs can be costly to obtain through prescription, which makes street drugs and heroin a less-expensive alternative – which is exactly how many people fall into […]

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Opioid Overdose and What To Do Next

Opioid Overdose and What To Do Next According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 46 people die every single day from opioid overdoses. Opioid overdoses are extremely common and are almost always fatal. That is why it is extremely important to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and to know what to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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