How We Might Solve the Opioids Crisis

According to an interview, one of the things that Breaking Bad got right was the life of a drug dealer, and how life becomes a combination of addicting, and ultimately irresistible thrills – the thrill is real, but so is the danger. Despite this, millions of people all over the world participate in the manufacture…

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Substance Abuse Issues in Cancer Patients

Chronic pain is intolerable. Whether it’s a mild backache, post-surgery pain, arthritic pain or cancer-induced pain, it is nearly impossible to cope with constant discomfort without medicinal relief. In essence, pain relief medications are actually important for your health and wellbeing. Not only do they alleviate the pain that interferes with your daily life, but…

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The Difficulty of Opioid Addiction

Opioids and opiates are some of the most powerful drugs known to man. Full-blown addiction can affect a person in as little as two uses. Opium is arguably the oldest drug in the world, and was almost definitely the most widely-used pain reliever at one point in history. Opium was first used in the areas…

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Lean: A Codeine Cocktail

Opioids. The term probably makes you think of pills and needles, heroin, Oxycontin, Vicodin, morphine, the list goes on. But Codeine (another variation of opiate) is prescribed in liquid form as cough syrup, meaning that patients will drink it as their manner of consumption. As addiction continues to grow, methods and variations of drugs and…

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Opioid Addiction: A Growing Problem in Orange County, CA

Opioids are prescription drugs that relieve chronic pain and are often prescribed to alleviate discomfort after surgery. It’s safe to take these drugs when a qualified doctor advises you to use them to improve your health. But if you ignore your prescription and over-consume drugs for extended periods, nothing can save you from getting addicted…

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5 Ways to Support a Loved One in Recovery from Opioid and Heroin Addiction

The opioid epidemic is sweeping the nation and is more present than ever here in Arizona. In the past year, there have been over 1,500 deaths and nearly 10,000 overdoses related to opioid usage in The Grand Canyon State. Drug addiction is a very serious problem and when people choose to get help, it’s very…

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Is Marijuana a Precursor to Opioid Abuse?

What if you were a skeptic? Had a chronic health condition. And were left with a life-altering decision – how to best manage your pain. This is a situation that many of us have faced, live with today or will encounter at some point down the road. And if you don’t just take a doctor’s…

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How to Help Your Parents When They’re Addicted to Pain Pills

As the U.S. population continues to age, more people are living longer but not necessarily better. As we get older, physical and mental agility begin to wane due to age-related conditions such as arthritis, compromised circulation, weakened immune system, dementia and more. Compound the age and health issues and it’s a recipe for pain. But…

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