August 23, 2019

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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August 21, 2019

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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August 21, 2019

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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August 20, 2019

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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August 6, 2019

Alcohol Related Death vs Opioid Related Deaths

Alcohol Related Death vs Opioid Related Deaths By now, you have heard about the opioid epidemic happening in this country. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, in the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to opioid pain relievers and healthcare providers began to […]

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June 22, 2019

Rise in Opioid Crisis and MAT

What Do We Know About the Opioid Crisis and MAT? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of, and addiction to, opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public […]

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June 13, 2019

Medically Assisted Treatment for Opioids

Opioid abuse is a serious issue across the United States and the rest of the world, resulting in broken families, addiction, financial loss, death, severed relationships, and serious medical complications. Opioid abuse can begin from prescription painkillers after major surgery or can stem from a mental health disorder such as depression or can even be […]

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May 7, 2019

How Can Clonidine Manage Withdrawal Symptoms?

What is Clonidine? According to Medline, Clonidine was originally intended to treat high blood pressure or symptoms associated with ADHD. Clonidine treats high blood pressure by decreasing the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body. Clonidine extended-release tablets may treat ADHD by affecting the part […]

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April 24, 2019

How to Get Clean From Opioids

Get Clean from Opioids You’ve tried to control, slow down or stop your use of opioids. But, you can’t. It might even feel like it is impossible to stop taking your opioids, and that is because it is. One of the hallmarks of addiction is not being able to control your use and, chances are, […]

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