The Dangers of Synthetic Opioids

The Dangers of Synthetic Opioids

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: October 20, 2021Updated: October 5, 2021The opioid epidemic has harmed countless individuals and their loved ones across the country in recent years. Despite substantial efforts toward reducing opioid misuse, the nation is far from having this public health crisis under control. If an…

it's important to understand the nc opioid epidemic

The Opioid Epidemic in North Carolina

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 22, 2021Updated: March 3, 2022The NC opioid epidemic has claimed thousands of lives. Between 1999 and 2016, 12,000 residents of North Carolina died of opioid overdoses. Opioid addiction has ravished families and individuals and shows no sign of abating. If you or someone you love…

a sample of opioids represents opioid addiction

Commonly Abused Opioids and How to Prevent Addiction

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 18, 2021Updated: October 11, 2021Pain-relieving drugs called opioids are highly effective in situations of chronic or severe pain. Yet, these drugs are highly addictive, significantly when misused. Whenever possible, it’s best to avoid using them. Doctors may prescribe them after an illness, surgical procedure, or…

Virginia Opioid Epidemic

Virginia Opioid Epidemic

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 26, 2021Updated: April 14, 2021The country continues to feel the fallout from the effects of the opioid epidemic that first arose in the early 1990s. Places like Virginia are not immune to the devastation that has laid waste to so many communities throughout the United…

Opioid Overdose Epidemic In Tenneessee

Tennessee Opioid Epidemic

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 26, 2021Updated: July 7, 2021Opioid overdose numbers in Tennessee can be shocking. The number of people who engage in drug abuse and suffer a drug overdose has come down somewhat in the last few years, but far too many people are still dying from a…

Naloxone Opioid Antagonist

What Is Naloxone?

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 24, 2021Updated: March 31, 2021When an overdose occurs from overuse of an opioid, the brain starts to shut down, breathing slows, and the heart rate falls. As this is happening, the use of an opioid antagonist, like naloxone may rapidly reverse the drug’s effects. As…