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Benefits of Fentanyl Addiction Treatment

Fentanyl is a powerful opioid medication typically only prescribed for people already taking other opioids for pain relief. However, even when taken as prescribed by a doctor, fentanyl can be dangerous. Fentanyl addiction can develop with continued use. If you or someone you love is struggling with fentanyl addiction, please seek professional help immediately. The

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What Makes Prescription Opioids So Dangerous?

The issue of prescription opioids, their ready availability, and their rampant abuse is common in American news and public health discussions. The problem of prescription opioid addiction is so bad in the United States that it has been called an epidemic and national crisis. The need for opioid addiction treatment resources has never been greater.

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Understanding Opioid Epidemic Statistics

Opioids are potent drugs that alleviate pain and provide a euphoric sensation. Both legal, prescribed medications and illicit drugs are classified as opioids. Some of the most common are: Heroin Fentanyl Oxycodone (OxyContin) Morphine Hydrocodone (Vicodin) According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 90 people die from an opioid overdose each day. In

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When Will Prescription Pain Medicine Become a Problem?

Pain is just a part of the aging experience. As we age, things just hurt – sometimes for no apparent reason. Younger people also experience pain, but it is most commonly after an injury or surgical procedure. Nonetheless, the occasional headache or muscle ache is a common experience for almost everyone. American society has become

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