10 Dos and Don’ts in Responding to an Opioid Overdose (ASAM)

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The following list ten dos and don’ts when responding to an opioid overdose was created by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  A link to the full digital brochure can be found by clicking here.

  1. Do call for help (dial 911)
  2. Do support the person’s breathing by administering oxygen
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8 Common Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

What Are Opioids?

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Opioids and Opioid/Opiate Addiction

What are opioids/opiates?

Opiate is the term used in pharmacology meaning substance derived from the compound found in the naturally occurring opium poppy plant.

Today Opiate and Opium are used almost interchangeably, but the term Opioid is designated for all substances, both naturally occurring and synthetically … Read More

Opioid Addiction: Is Addiction Hereditary?

Is Addiction Hereditary?

In short, yes.

One of the most common questions people ask about addiction is whether it’s genetic, is there an addiction gene? In other words, can someone inherit addictive behavior from their parents or grandparents? Studies say the answer is yes.

While genes can’t definitively predict whether

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10 Questions to Identify Needing Help for Opiate Addiction

10 Questions to Identify the Need for Opioid Addiction HelpOpioid addiction is a national health crisis and is at epidemic proportions in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania. Opioids are a type of narcotic pain medication and include drugs such as heroin, oxycodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl, and hydrocodone.

Today we will talk about identifying the need of help for … Read More

Is Addiction a Disease?

Addiction is a disease that has been destroying lives of not just the addicted, but those around them, for many decades. Whether it is alcohol or opioids such as painkillers or heroin, there are so many victims. A lot of people mistakenly think that this type of issue is a

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Abuse vs Addiction: Opioid Addiction

Addiction Outreach Clinic Abuse vs AddictionMany people use “addiction” and “abuse” interchangeably, however, they both mean something quite different. Someone can abuse opioids or other drugs and alcohol but not be addicted. Still confused? Let’s look at it a little closer.

Abuse is Not Addiction

Abusing opioids or other drugs and alcohol means that you’re … Read More