Category: Opioids

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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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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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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What Does Fentanyl Do To Your Body?

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Mohammed Saeed, MD. Fentanyl is an opioid, often prescribed by doctors to control serious chronic pain....

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Will Methadone Help With Opioid Withdrawal?

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Mohammed Saeed, MD. It may seem a bit counterintuitive to treat heroin addiction with another opioid-based...

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