Category: Opioids

Understanding Chronic Pain and the Role of Opioids

Guy battling Chronic Pain Data encompassing the past two decades revealed an overall increase in Chronic Pain trends and opioid use among American adults. Freely prescribed and mindlessly consumed, the opioid consumption trends have taken an epidemic turn. Rising pain trends and opioid use Research shows that American adults, aged 18 years and older, were increasingly experiencing at least [...]
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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 to Recognize Opioid Abuse in Loved Ones

Friends discussing opioid abuse in loved ones Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC,Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center You may be concerned about opioid abuse in loved ones. Examples of opioids are heroin, morphine, codeine, and other prescription pain medications. These substances come in several different forms and can be used orally, intravenously, smoked, or snorted. Opioids could be obtained by a prescription from [...]
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Connection Between Heroin Addiction and OCD

Man struggling with Heroin Addiction and OCD Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC,  Timberline Knolls Residential Center As lawmakers, advocates, and family members continue to highlight the devastating heroin epidemic in America, greater awareness is being drawn to this crisis impacting millions. But, is there a connection between heroin addiction and OCD which is a co-occurring issue? According to the Center for Behavioral [...]
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