CDC Report on Opioids and Their Use

Opioids are Inappropriate Medicine for Chronic Pain The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released on March 15, 2016, its eagerly awaited report on opioids and the corresponding guidelines for their use as medicine for chronic pain. Presented in a Journal of American Medicine (JAMA) article, the CDC report on opioids and their use…

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Heroin Withdrawal

Heroin and Heroin Addiction Heroin is an opioid drug that is synthesized from morphine, which is a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the opium poppy plant, Papaver somiferum. Heroin after processing is normally seen on the street as a white or brown powder, or as a black sticky substance, which is…

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Do I Have a Problem With Alcohol?

What is Problem Drinking? Sometimes it’s difficult to know when you have crossed the line from moderate or social alcohol use to problem drinking. If your drinking is causing difficulties in any area of your life, especially in work or relationships, it’s possible you may have a problem with drinking. As is the case with…

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