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Managing Pain in Recovery Without Opioid Painkillers

Managing Pain in Recovery Without Opioid Painkillers
Can recovering addicts use pain medication? Opioid painkillers in particular – such as codeine, hydrocodone, and morphine – pose a serious risk for triggering relapse. Whether you’ve recovered from addiction to prescription medication, heroin or some other drug, every former addict needs to be especially careful when it comes to pain medication, and seek out alternatives ...
The Dangers of Mixing Methadone and Benzodiazepines

The Dangers of Mixing Methadone and Benzodiazepines
Legal medications like methadone often serve as a replacement for other opioids in drug treatment programs. Generally, doctors don’t prescribe benzodiazepines, like Xanax or Valium, with methadone because they both inhibit the same area of the brain that tells your lungs to keep breathing while you sleep. It’s common for people who mix the two ...
Understanding the National Heroin Epidemic and Its Tie to Prescription Drugs

Understanding the National Heroin Epidemic and Its Tie to Prescription Drugs
The Connection Between Heroin Abuse And Opioids The United States is currently facing the worst drug crisis in American history. Over the past decade, drug overdoses have overtaken motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of accidental deaths in the country. In 2014 alone, 47,055 U.S. citizens died of a drug overdose. While many illicit and ...
Summing Up Heroin and Opioid Abuse in the Hardest Hit Areas of California

Summing Up Heroin and Opioid Abuse in the Hardest Hit Areas of California
Opioid Abuse in California Opioid abuse is a nationwide issue, and each state has unique challenges when it comes to curbing this worrisome trend. Opioids, primarily in the form of pain medication obtained through a prescription, are extremely habit-forming and put users at a high risk for physical dependence and painful withdrawal symptoms. In the U.S., ...