Category: Addiction

Pain & Addiction to Oxycontin

Man holding his back from chronic pain America has an opioid problem. Opioid overdose is one of the leading causes of death in the United States [1]. There are several different kinds of opioids. Some are prescription drugs, like Oxycontin, and others, like heroin, are street drugs. Prescription opioids like oxycontin are used for pain management. While it’s good that scientists have [...]
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Cocaine Addiction Treatment in 2021

Man working on computer Cocaine is a highly addictive drug [1]. Cocaine is a stimulant drug and makes people feel euphoric and energized, and it can also make people more sensitive to sound, sight, and touch [1]. Even though cocaine can make some people feel good temporarily, it does have short and long-term health effects. Short-term health effects can [...]
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The Ease of Developing a Klonopin Addiction & Difficulty in Stopping

Nature Path Through Trees in Forest Prescription benzodiazepine (or “benzo”) drugs such as Klonopin can provide lifesaving help and support to people suffering from numerous illnesses ranging from anxiety disorders to epilepsy. However, drugs like Klonopin also have a high potential for abuse and addiction. In fact, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates that approximately 5.4 million people [...]
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The Silent Suffering behind Hydromorphone Addiction

Group in the city Prescription opioid drug abuse is a serious and widespread problem, with approximately 15 million people suffering from opioid addiction around the world [1]. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every single day, 44 people die from a prescription opioid painkiller overdose [2]. One commonly abused prescription opioid [...]
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