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Do You Know the Signs of an Opioid Overdose?

It’s no news that the United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. The abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers — opioids like oxycodone, Vicodin, Percocet, methadone, and hydrocodone — continue to be the leading cause of unintentional death for Americans. In 2018, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported that…

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Long Term Effects of Opioid Abuse

An estimated 2 million Americans struggled with opioid use in 2018. What are the long term effects of opioid abuse, and how can they affect you? Relations Long Term Effects of Opioid Abuse The New York Times just ran a poignant article titled “Has Opioid Abuse Affected You? Reader’s Respond,” in which they surveyed readers…

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Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Throughout the country, millions of people deal with the devastating effects of addiction. When someone decides to become sober, they may go through a range of opioid withdrawal symptoms. A high-quality treatment program can help clients manage and mitigate these opioid withdrawal signs as comfortably as possible. An opioid addiction treatment program can help individuals…

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Young Adults And Opiate Abuse

Opiates (also called narcotics or opioids) are a class of prescription painkillers with the potential to become highly addictive. Typically prescribed for post-surgical recovery or moderate to severe pain, opiate use has become an epidemic among young adults. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that the abuse of prescription medications is highest among 18…

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Long-Time Drug Addicted Young Adults May Be Assisted By Mindfulness

Substance abuse therapists across the United States will be interested to learn of recent research pointing to the usefulness of mindfulness training in reducing the deficits in natural reward processing that may arise for those with more chronic pain and drug addiction issues. This should be reassuring news for those drug-dependent people who do not…

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Welcome Declines In Teen Prescription Opioid Abuse, Cigarette And Alcohol Use

Good news for all across the young adult recovery community is the discovery of a decline since 2013 in teen cigarette and alcohol use, as well as the abuse of prescription pain relievers. Stability was also recorded in rates of marijuana use. These are the positive findings of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA)…