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Serious Consequences of the Coronavirus for Opioid Dependent Patients

Dr. Waismann, in his podcast “Addictive World”, alerts the general public and authorities as Opioid dependent patients are likely, more than others, to develop life – threaten secondary effects of the coronavirus.He explains how to manage this situation before opioid-dependent patients will soon become along with the elderly population, the most serious groups of patients …

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Revolutionary Opioid Addiction Treatment using Modern Medicine Coming to the U.S

The Opioid Crisis  Opiate abuse is unquestionably a major health concern in the world today reaching epidemic proportions, with annual treatment costs in the billions of dollars. The social impact in relation to crime, family life, and lost productivity is immeasurable.While usually classified as a psychiatric illness, opiate dependency has a strong medical component that is …

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In-Depth Look at the Laws Regulating Opioid Possession

Heroin was first derived from the opium poppy flower in the late 19th century by drug manufacturer Bayer. The same company later distributed the drug as a cough suppressant and pain reliever. In 1914, the federal government put the first heroin restrictions in place that limited the distribution of the drug. Nowadays, state laws vary in the severity of sentencing depending on state legislation. In 1986 lawmakers did enact a mandatory minimum sentencing guideline for drug offenses in an effort to crackdown on organized illegal distributors. Many states such as Kentucky have adopted some of these methods of harsh drug sentencing and carry some of the most extreme consequences. States like California, on the other hand, have some of the most lenient sentencing which focuses more on small fines and shorter jail time for drug possession to emphasize rehabilitation.

Signs of an Opioid Overdose

There is a delicate line that all people balance on when they take prescription opioids in order to manage their pain. What would normally bring patients relief can sometimes get out of hand and instead take people’s lives down a darker path that can feel inescapable once an addiction to the opioids has developed.  It is important to know the signs of both an opioid overdose and opioid abuse in order to help yourself, a friend, or a loved one seek help or treatment.

Just Who Is Affected by The Opioid Epidemic?

We as a society cannot allow this epidemic to continue any longer and must come together to find a modern solution to the evolving opioid crisis.  Families from all walks of life are being affected as lives are being thrown into chaos in a system that fails to acknowledge that opioid addiction is not a human failing, but a chronic illness and must be treated as such for us to move forward.

Codeine – Things to Know About This Easily Accessible Gateway Drug

Codeine is just one form of opioid pain medication, also commonly referred to as a narcotic. It’s used to help alleviate mild to moderately severe pain among a number of other purposes. If you have a history of serious respiratory issues like asthma or hyperventilation you should refrain from taking codeine. Codeine can be problematic …

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Know the Signs of Opiate Addiction

Opiate addiction is on the rise, not only in the United States but across the world.
The most common types of opiates are codeine and morphine, both used to treat moderate to severe pain and typically in combination with other medications.

Choosing ANR

Since opiate addiction surfaced as a worldwide epidemic in the past 20 years, many different types of opiate addiction treatment options have been introduced. For the many who suffer from opiate addiction, the thought of withdraw is a frightening reality.