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Drug Abuse

Opioid Prescription Rates Are Slowing Down, but Overdoses Are Not

By Kathryn Millán, MA, LPC/MHSP The opioid crisis in America continues to be a serious public health issue. The good news is that doctors are finally beginning to slow opioid prescriptions, especially for people with minor injuries or outpatient surgeries. Opioid use in the news has spread awareness, and many people are writing and calling … Continue reading Opioid Prescription Rates Are Slowing Down, but Overdoses Are Not

August 28, 2018

Drug Abuse

Understanding Methadone and Its Overdose Dangers

On This Page: Warning Signs Treatment Finding Help Methadone is a powerful pain reliever in the opiate family. Often used as part of a treatment program for opiate addiction, it reduces the withdrawal symptoms associated with detox.1 Narcotics like methadone can slow breathing, eventually resulting in death. Using more methadone than prescribed by your doctor … Continue reading Understanding Methadone and Its Overdose Dangers

August 25, 2018

Drug Abuse

Explaining Fentanyl

By Melissa Riddle Chalos A major headliner in U.S. media, the opioid crisis is now beyond epidemic, reaching pandemic proportions. Opioid overdoses now kill more people each year than breast cancer,1 more than the Vietnam War2 — reaching a record-setting high in 2016, up 20 percent from the previous year.1     Many experts suggest … Continue reading Explaining Fentanyl

July 4, 2018

Drug Abuse

How Long Does It Take to Become Addicted to Percocet?

On This Page: How Percocet Addiction Happens Is Percocet Addiction Genetic? Life Without Addiction Percocet addiction is a multifaceted disease. Like other opiate drugs, Percocet is highly addictive and Percocet dependence can take over after just a few weeks of treatment. All opiate addictions will only worsen the longer an individual goes without treatment. Every … Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Become Addicted to Percocet?

July 1, 2018