Category: Opioid Addiction

What Makes Drugs Addictive?

Many people associate addictive behavior with a failure of willpower or personal strength. But anyone can become addicted to a...

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How Do Opioids Alter the Brain?

In 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 67,000 Americans overdosed due to opioid use....

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Can Chronic Pain Be Treated Without Opioids?

What is Chronic Pain? According to the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA), chronic pain is “pain that continues beyond...

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Is the Opioid Epidemic Getting Worse?

The opioid crisis, also called the opioid epidemic, became formally recognized as a public health emergency in 2010. The number of...

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How An Addict Thinks

What is an Addict? The Latin origin of the word addict is chillingly appropriate – “to sell out, betray, become enslaved by.”...

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What Does Heroin Do to the Body and Brain?

Heroin is an opioid drug that can have severe, sometimes irreversible, effects on the body and brain. The brain controls all...

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