Category: Opioid Addiction

Why Is Fentanyl So Dangerous?

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Mohammed Saeed, MD. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) considers fentanyl one of the most...

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Long-Term Effects of OxyContin

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Mohammed Saeed, MD. OxyContin is the brand name of a semi-synthetic opioid drug, oxycodone. National...

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Understanding the Risk of Synthetic Opioids Like Fentanyl

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Mohammed Saeed, MD. People may use the terms opioids and opiates interchangeably, but they actually refer...

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What Makes Drugs Addictive?

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Mohammed Saeed, MD. Many people associate addictive behavior with a failure of willpower or personal...

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How Do Opioids Alter the Brain?

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Mohammed Saeed, MD. In 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than...

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Can Chronic Pain Be Treated Without Opioids?

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Mohammed Saeed, MD. What is Chronic Pain? According to the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA),...

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