opioid use disorder

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

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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Is Tramadol an Opioid?

Before taking tramadol, it’s important to ask “is tramadol an opioid?” The question can be confusing. This is because tramadol was originally not classified as an opioid. However, it is chemically similar to morphine and codeine. Both of these are opioids. Tramadol has also been associated with abuse. This is the same as with other … Read more