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Breaking News: Are Non Addictive Painkillers Possible?

Between 1991 and 2014, the number of opioid prescriptions written in the United States rose from 76 million a year to 245 million, and yet there has been no change in how much pain Americans suffer. What has changed is our annual number of opioid overdose fatalities, which more than quadrupled between 1999 and 2017. …

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What Does a State of Emergency Mean for the Opioid Epidemic?

Every day, more than 140 people in the U.S. die from an opioid overdose. This means that every three weeks, America suffers a death toll equal to that caused by September 11th. The U.S. remains in the midst of a serious opioid epidemic that continues to worsen every year, and that caused over 59,000 deaths …

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5 Long-Term Effects of Painkillers on the Brain

Painkillers, or opioids, are commonly prescribed for short-term use to treat moderate to severe pain such as that caused by injury and surgery. Painkillers have been used to treat pain since the early 20th century, but became more widely used during the 1990s when oxycodone was released under the brand name OxyContin. Today, more than …

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Take Warning of These 6 Family Roles in Addiction

Everyone is affected by addiction

Addiction is a family disease affecting not just the individual with a substance use disorder, but the entire family. When someone in your family is addicted and in denial, there are roles that family members assume, which contribute to the problem. This phenomenon is a natural reaction to the chaos and pain that addiction creates—family …

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