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20 12, 2017

Opium: A Long History of Medical Use, Addiction and Abuse

2017-12-15T19:07:25+00:00 December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Opium poppies have a significant medical impact in history that dates back to 3,400 B.C. Its medicinal effects was once thought to be magical, and it was a highly cultivated plant around the world. In fact, word of its medicinal properties quickly spread across the globe, and it was sought after by many powerful [...]

10 12, 2017

How A Fish Is Helping Addiction Research

2017-12-15T17:51:38+00:00 December 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Opioid addiction research is progressing. Zebrafish play a big part in new discoveries. This may sound strange. But one recent zebrafish study is gaining lots of attention. This post tells you all about this study. As an opiate addict, you may wonder why this info matter. You’ve heard the saying “knowledge is power”. This [...]

19 11, 2017

Shocking Life Expectancy Reduction in U.S. in the Past 15 Years – Most Likely Due to Opioid Epidemic

2017-11-18T04:41:03+00:00 November 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Life expectancy in the U.S. is dropping, and it’s likely due to opioid poisoning. From 2000 to 2015, drug poisoning mortality more than doubled, and mortalities involving opioids reportedly tripled. The reported numbers are likely an underestimate of reality. Regular drug use results in health complication. Deaths caused by these complications are often not [...]

9 11, 2017

Fentanyl is So Deadly It’s Now Being Used During Death Penalty Executions in Nevada

2017-11-18T03:08:47+00:00 November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Fentanyl has grown in its infamy over the past few years as being an extremely dangerous, deadly drug. In fact, synthetic opioids like fentanyl were responsible for over 20,000 overdose deaths in 2016. Clearly, a fentanyl overdose death is not all that uncommon, despite the opportunity for detox. Unfortunately, the fentanyl deaths in 2016 [...]

5 11, 2017

Overview: The Best ORTs (Opioid Replacement Therapies)

2017-11-07T06:13:43+00:00 November 5th, 2017|0 Comments

When it comes to recovering from opioid addiction, faster isn’t always better— which is exactly why opioid replacement therapy (ORT) can work so well. Opioids can take a serious toll on the body, especially with strong cravings that cause intense withdrawal symptoms. In fact, many people addicted to opioids are reluctant to seek treatment [...]

1 11, 2017

CVS Makes Move to Help Opioid Epidemic: Limiting Some Prescriptions to a 7-day Supply

2017-11-07T05:33:45+00:00 November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

CVS is Making a World of Difference to Fight Opioid Addiction CVS – the pharmacy giant with more than 9,700 retail locations across the United States –considers itself to be in a unique position. As a major opioid distributor, the company’s leadership believes it has the power to make a positive difference in the [...]

23 10, 2017

Who is Most At Risk to Abuse Opioids and Why?

2017-10-11T04:31:53+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

It may not be a natural disaster, but it is a disaster: the United States is facing an opioid epidemic like no other. Over the past couple of decades, both opioid abuse and opioid overdoses have risen dramatically. This leaves us to ask two crucial questions: Who is most at risk to abuse opioids [...]

17 10, 2017

Opioid Epidemic: How We can Protect the Next Generation

2017-10-11T04:01:04+00:00 October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

In August, President Donald Trump announced that he was declaring the opioid crisis in the United States a national emergency. Clearly, the opioid epidemic in this country has reached a critical point. But are we past the point of no return? We firmly believe the answer to that question is no. We are facing [...]

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