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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

April 8, 2019

What is the Difference Between Fentanyl and Heroin?

Fentanyl vs Heroin Fentanyl and heroin are both opioid drugs. They work by binding to the opioid receptors in the brain that receives pain messages, allowing the user to experience relaxation after an injury, surgery or other painful trauma. Both heroin and fentanyl are extremely potent to the point where they can be lethal in […]

March 25, 2019

How Can I Deal With Chronic Pain Without Opioids?

Understanding Chronic Pain According to the National Institute of Health, chronic pain can be described as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. While acute pain is a normal sensation that alerts us to possible injury, chronic pain is very different. Chronic pain persists—often for months or even longer. In addition, chronic pain may arise […]