Top Opioid Addiction Facts

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated September 26, 2020

Opioid abuse is a very serious public health problem in the United States. Drug addiction can affect anyone at any point in their life, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or geographic location. Prevention and prompt treatment at a drug rehabilitation center are keys to addressing the crisis, which is why, now more than Read More

The Opioid Withdrawal Timeline

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated September 25, 2020

Opioids (sometimes called narcotic analgesics) are a class of potent and immensely addictive substances. They include both illegally manufactured drugs and pharmaceutical medications used to treat moderate-to-acute levels of pain. Opiates are a category of opioids containing the active ingredient opium, which is sourced from poppy plants. That said, many people use the terms “opiate” Read More

The Difference Between Opioid vs. Opiate

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated September 25, 2020

Abuse of opioids and opiates is a widespread problem throughout the United States. Devastatingly, an average of 128 people die every day from an overdose. And the epidemic hurts more than those who abuse opioids and opiates — it’s a public health crisis that impacts families, communities, and the economy. When considering the cost of Read More

What Are the Symptoms of Opiate Withdrawal?

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated September 24, 2020

Opiates contain opium, which is naturally derived from poppies. They fall under the umbrella of opioids, a class of narcotic analgesics (highly potent and habit-forming painkillers). Opioids include illegal narcotics and pharmaceutical medications used to treat severe and chronic pain. Many use the terms synonymously, as both opiates and opioids are extremely addictive, dangerous, and Read More

Drug Addiction Intervention: What to Know

Edited by Beth Durling

Last updated September 3, 2020

Drug addiction doesn’t discriminate. The all-consuming disease can impact anyone, regardless of age, gender, income, or upbringing. Not only that, but when substance abuse gets out of hand, it can cause financial, physical, psychological, and social problems. And devastatingly, these effects aren’t limited to drug addicts. Family members, romantic partners, close friends, and colleagues can Read More

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