Category : Opiods

My take on Trump’s plan for Opioid crisis

In March 2018, President Donald Trump unveiled his plan for dealing with the opioid crisis. Like his predecessor, he began his campaign with a study to examine the extent of the problem. President Trump is quoted as saying, “Failure is not an option. Addiction is not our future.” Trump’s Plan for Opioid Crisis In a… read more

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Opioid Crisis – Answers to Common Questions about Opioid Overdose/ Opioid Rehab/ Opiate detox

The opioid crisis plaguing the United States is one that’s ever-growing.  In 2016, 20,101 overdose deaths were caused from heroin or other opiate-induced drug. Unfortunately, it’s an issue that hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down and a solution is desperately needed.  Despite funding attempts and public awareness campaigns about the opiate epidemic, numbers still… read more

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Harmful Effects of Opioids and What You Can Do To Stop Them

In the past few decades, drug abuse has been on the rise, with more overdoses and deaths than history has seen. One particular drug category, opioids, has become one of the worst drug crises in American history. In 2015, it was reported that the number of deaths caused by this drug family was equivalent to… read more

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Drug Overdoses: The Human Addiction Tsunami

In 2016, more than 63 thousand individuals died in the United States from drug-related overdosing. This makes 2016 the deadliest year of the persistent drug overdose epidemic, in accordance with a report by the NCHS (National Center of Health Statistics), which is a subset of the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). Many of… read more

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Opioid Abuse Treatment Options That Can Save You or Kill You

How is Opioid Abuse on the Rise? Both doctors and large pharmaceutical companies make it possible for Americans to become exposed to and start depending on opioids. One Paper Started It All However, there is one particular paper written around the 1980’s that paved the way for pharmaceuticals to abuse their power regarding the marketing… read more

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The Opioid Crisis is Now a Public Health Emergency

President Donald Trump made an announcement at the end of October to the Department of Health and Human Services. This directive was aimed to declare the opioid crisis in the United States a public health emergency. This is a long-anticipated action that addresses the profound, escalating nationwide drug use epidemic. This vow is set to… read more

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What are opioids?

Opiates Vs Opioids First off let’s define Opiates vs Opioids. Opiates are drugs derived from the opium plant. In earlier years opioids stricly meant synthetic opiates. These were created in a lab, thus the term synthetic. They were designed to behave like opium, but on a base level they are different.  Today however, the term… read more

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