Which members of your family or close friends are or have been addicted to drugs? If you can answer this question with one or more names, you are not alone. According to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in August 2017, 46% of adults in the U.S.
Prescription painkillers are a growing problem in this country as the opioid epidemic only continues to become worse. The increasing number of prescriptions being written is adding to this figure and so is the occurrence of abuse and addiction to these drugs.
If you’re in a group of people working in drug rehab and you mention the opioid antidote naloxone, you’ll probably hear relief and appreciation for this drug that saves lives. But not everyone is so excited. Amazingly, some people think that those who overdose should be left to die. Why is this?
These four names refer to powerful painkillers of similar chemical composition. Fentanyl is the only one you would ever have received from a doctor and even that is rather unlikely. All four are being manufactured illicitly overseas and are causing overdoses in the U.S.
There is most definitely a difference. And if you or a loved one wants to find recovery after addiction, it’s vital that you know this differenceif you want to leave drugs behind for good.
In June 2016, the American Medical Association recommended that medical practitioners abandon the practice of using pain as the “fifth vital sign. This change could save lives.
IIn the last twenty years, many actions have been taken to reduce the impact of drug abuse. Despite billions in costs, overdose deaths are still going up. Why? Narconon explains what’s missing.
Knowing what drugs are sending the most Oklahomans to rehab enables families to have a good idea of what drugs their loved ones might be using. Narconon explains what to watch for.
In the world of opiates and opioids (synthetic opiates), things never stay the same for long. Drugs on the market shift, trafficking and use patterns change. The latest threat includes synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and W-18, a new and incredibly powerful painkiller.
Are Pharma Companies Exploiting those Trapped in Addiction? On the first of February 2016, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin delivered the annual State of the State Address in which she acknowledged that funding substance abuse services was a critical core service of the state.