A man begins to cry as he contemplates the long term effects of opioid abuse

Long Term Effects of Opioid Abuse

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 24, 2020Updated: February 13, 2020An 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 AbuseThe New York Times just ran a poignant article titled…

man with painkiller addiction pouring drugs into his palm

Do I Have a Painkiller Addiction?

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 7, 2019Updated: October 11, 2021Many people start taking painkillers for chronic pain or other illnesses. After a few days or weeks of using painkillers, they may begin to develop a dependency on the drug. Before long, they realize that they have a painkiller addiction. Even…