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Fentanyl: origins, overdoses, and treatment

Fentanyl: Origins, Overdoses and Treatment

When used according to a doctor’s prescription, fentanyl can be a useful opiate to treat pain from an injury or post-surgery. Fentanyl works fast and eliminates an individual’s perception of pain. But, many individuals abuse fentanyl because it provides an intense “high,” which can be very dangerous — even deadly.

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Opioid Withdrawal Timeline

Opioid Withdrawal Timeline

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 10 million Americans abuse opioids yearly. While this doesn’t mean that they all

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Opiate Overdose

Opioid Addiction: Heroin Withdrawal

You are possibly reading this blog post because: 1) You are curious about the process of heroin withdrawal, 2) You or your loved one is addicted to heroin and you are looking into treatment, 3) You are currently sober and reminding yourself why you stay sober and how you never want to have to get sober again. 

Heroin use has doubled among 18-25 year-olds in the United States and is becoming a popular drug of choice. As a result, heroin overdoses have quadrupled and as of 2014, 8,200 Americans die yearly from heroin use.

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