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How Opioid Addiction Starts

Opioid addiction claims the lives of thousands of people every year. There are many side effects associated with using opioids recreationally or counter to a physician’s instructions. We hope that by understanding how opioids affect your brain and body, you can prevent addiction for yourself or someone you love. If you need help, you can turn…

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The Historical Timeline of Opioids

During the end of 2017, the white house declared a state of emergency on opioids. How did we get here? According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, opioids consist of the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine,…

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