Tag Archives: Opioid

Opioid Crisis: Public Service Announcement

Man battling drug abuse “The best way to prevent drug addiction and overdose is to prevent people from abusing drugs in the first place. If they don’t start, they won’t have a problem.” – President Donald J. Trump. In 2016, more than two million American citizens had an addiction to prescription or illegal opioids and according to the Center [...]
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The Process of Medical Stabilization for Opiate Addiction

Woman thinking about Depression Co-Exists with Addiction and addiction treatment Contributor: Staff of Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center It is so easy to become addicted to opiates and so very difficult to break that addiction. Opiate drugs, this includes heroin, impact an individual on every level, physically, mentally and emotionally. Medical stabilization for opiate addiction and detox from opioid drugs is not quick nor easy. [...]
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How Opiates Uniquely Affect the Developing Teenage Brain

Sad teen boy Misuse of prescription drugs is now ranked only second in prevalence to that of marijuana in the United States. The young adolescents are identified as the age group with the highest rates of prescribed opiates abuse with 5.9 percent reporting nonmedical use. What makes matters even more concerning is that young adolescence is essentially characterized [...]
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Addicted to Painkillers – Can I Wean Myself Off OxyContin?

Aging Man with Oxycontin addiction OxyContin is a drug that is typically used for pain management and relief with moderate or severe pain. Since its introduction to the U.S. in the 1930s, most individuals prescribed this report it working better than any other prescription pain medication [1]. With this painkiller, it is also easy to build tolerance and become addicted. [...]
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Netflix Documentary “Heroin(e)” Highlights the Opioid Epidemic

Remote control showing netflix button Contributor: Staff of  Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. Opioid-related destruction has increased to such a large degree that it is now considered an epidemic, with ER visits for non-medical use of prescription opioids more than doubling from 2004 to 2011[1]. Even more upsetting is the fact that opioid-related overdoses deaths have more than tripled since [...]
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