Doctors Cutting Back on Opioid Prescriptions

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The opioid epidemic is not limited to street drugs like heroin, a massive part of the problem is prescribed drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone.

These prescription opioids are gateway drugs, they can lead to abuse and then addiction, which can start a patient on the road to heroin. Addiction Read More

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

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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The Middle-Aged and the Opioid Addiction

Opioid Addiction and The Growing Middle Aged

It is no secret that opioid addiction in the middle-aged population is growing.

Often when you think of drug addiction, it brings up visions of a shadowy life with illegal drug dealers and late night clandestine meetings. Surprisingly, that is not the reality.

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Opiate Painkillers May Be A Gateway Drug

Opiate Painkillers May be a gateway drugOpiate painkillers may be more of a gateway drug than marijuana. They are easy to get and they are basically legal, right? Even if you are taking them when you don’t have a prescription. That thinking is leading more and more people down a dark path.

One of the most … Read More

Opioid Deaths Hits Ohio at Higher Rate

The East has a Higher Rate for Opioid Deaths than the West, and Ohio is in the Lead

In 2015, more than 33,000 people died of opioid overdoses, but the deaths were not spread very evenly across the county. Instead, they were concentrated in areas like Ohio and New England … Read More

The Epidemic That Caught Us By Surprise: Opioid Addiction

Opioid AbsueLike a tornado that comes rumbling through a town, like a train off its tracks, it destroys everything in its path, with no direct target. Sex, race, and socioeconomic status mean nothing. It starts as a storm and can quickly transform to destruction. Such is the epidemic our nation faces, … Read More