Opioids

Signs and Symptoms of Opioid Addiction

Signs and Symptoms of Opioid Addiction

Introduction to Opioid Addiction Remember that opioid addiction may be present even if you don’t notice all or even most of the signs mentioned in this article. Opioid-dependent people are very good at hiding the signs. Addiction is an insidious disease in many ways. One of those ways is that it encourages the sufferer to cover their … Read more

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5 Signs of Heroin Addiction

Finding Signs Of Heroin Addiction The people we love can hide addiction from us. Nevertheless, signs of heroin addiction do exist. And you can find them. It takes some patience and knowledge. But with some effort and care, you can learn to identify signs of heroin addiction. It will also be helpful for you to … Read more

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Fentanyl Withdrawal Timeline

Finding Freedom From Fentanyl When most Americans think of drug abuse, they may think of cocaine, heroin, crystal meth, or other substances. In recent years, another drug called fentanyl has entered the conversation. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, produced both legally and illegally. It is used to treat extreme pain. Illegal fentanyl, however, can wreak … Read more

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Can You Overdose From Smoking Heroin?

Can you overdose from smoking heroin? The short answer is yes. There are thousands of people in the United States alone that overdose on opioids every year. Heroin is a highly addictive drug processed from morphine derived from poppy plants. Many dealers will cut heroin with other dangerous substances, which is one reason it can … Read more

Opioid use disorder can be serious.

Opioid Use Disorder: An Overview

Looking at Opioid Use Disorder Opioids are pain medications. Some opioids that doctors commonly prescribe are morphine, fentanyl, oxycodone and hydromorphone. There are illegal opioids such as heroin, as well. If someone has opioid use disorder (OUD), they are abusing these types of drugs. Those who have a moderate to severe OUD may have an … Read more

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What is an Opioid?

How to Spot an Opioid It can sometimes be confusing to know “What is an opioid?” This is because there are different types of opioids. Therefore, they behave in slightly different ways. Sometimes, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will even change the classification of a drug. It may call a drug an opioid at … Read more