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Commonly Abused Opioids and How to Prevent Addiction

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 18, 2021 Updated: October 11, 2021 Pain-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…

Virginia Opioid Epidemic

Virginia Opioid Epidemic

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 26, 2021 Updated: April 14, 2021 The 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…

Opioid Overdose Epidemic In Tenneessee

Tennessee Opioid Epidemic

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 26, 2021 Updated: July 7, 2021 Opioid 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…

Naloxone Opioid Antagonist

What Is Naloxone?

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 24, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 When 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…