Category: Opioid Addiction

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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How to Help a Heroin Addict

Heroin is an opioid made from morphine, which comes from the seed pod of the opium poppy. It is a highly addictive drug, valued by...

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Does Addiction Ever Go Away?

Once a person moves from casual use of a substance to addiction, the brain rewires itself to compulsively seek more of the addictive...

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