What is Fentanyl and Why is it Deadly?

What is Fentanyl and Why is it Deadly?

Fentanyl is an extremely potent and addictive opioid that leads to overdoses and deaths. Overdose is common with fentanyl abuse because users build a high level of tolerance in a very short time. Medical professionals use fentanyl in a safe

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Ways to Prevent an Opioid Addiction

Ways to Prevent an Opioid Addiction

Doctors prescribe painkillers to patients as a way to manage pain from an injury, surgery, or trauma. Painkillers are highly addictive opioids. The common opioids are Oxycontin, Vicodin, Dilaudid, and Demerol. These opioids are for short-term use; however, opioids are

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Risk Factors for Addiction

Risk Factors for Addiction

People of any race, religion, social status, age, or gender can become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Addiction does not discriminate and some people are more prone to addiction than others are. There are risk factors involved that increase the

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Social Drinking and Alcoholism

Social Drinking and Alcoholism

Social drinking is a term used for people who occasionally like to drink alcohol. People describe a social drinker as a person who usually drinks with other people at social gatherings or during special events or activities. Social drinking puts

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse

A person’s mental health condition can contribute to drug or alcohol abuse. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental disorder that causes depression, intense anxiety, and intrusive memories or flashbacks that interfere with life. Many people develop PTSD from

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Finding Hope in Recovery

Finding Hope in Recovery

If your loved one is struggling with addiction, recovery can seem unrealistic. It can be hard to understand why he or she started abusing drugs or alcohol, why they continue to do use, and why they cannot stop. A loved

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