Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

What Are the Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms?

There are many signs to watch for when you’re concerned about opioid use and abuse. Common opioid withdrawal symptoms can range from anxiety and restlessness to unnatural sweating. A person may also experience shaking or other involuntary movements and signs of acute physical sickness such as vomiting and diarrhea. It’s important to know what to…

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5 Common Signs of Opioid Use

The opioid epidemic has ravaged individuals and families across our society. If you have not personally had a family member who has faced problems with opioid addiction, it’s sadly likely that a friend of yours has. Opioids are potent and addictive substances. Since the opioid epidemic is now well-known, doctors and patients are better informed.…

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How Heroin Addiction Treatment Helps Fight the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic has become a well-known national problem. It makes news headlines on a daily basis. We, as a society, had begun to make progress, and, sadly, the pandemic made us take a giant step in the wrong direction. If you or someone you love is struggling with an opioid use disorder, we encourage…

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What Are the Long Term Effects of Heroin Addiction?

The side effects of heroin can have a devastating impact on the human body. It’s not just about the physical damage. Many individuals who abuse heroin end up with mental and emotional fallouts that can last for years. It can seem impossible to pull yourself out of the spiral of heroin addiction. Fresh Start Recovery…

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The Importance of Still Focusing on the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid settlements between the U.S. government and opioid manufacturers, wholesale distributors, doctors, and pharmacies are no longer front-page headlines. But, the devastation of opioid addiction is still affecting American families. Large swaths of the country’s population are still reeling from lost lives, broken families, and personal despair. Today, you have to dig deep to uncover the latest…

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3 Commonly Abused Opioids

When we think about drug abuse, we often defer to drugs like cocaine, meth, or marijuana. However, some of the most addictive substances in the U.S. are opioids. Used for medical and recreational purposes, opioids are known for their ability to reduce pain and cause the user to feel relaxed. Below, we look at opioid…

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Reports Show Maryland Overdose has Declined

Drug Overdose Deaths have Declined in Maryland In the last two years, officials locally and across the country have been allocating any and all extra resources to combat the opioid epidemic since drug overdoses were declared a public health emergency. Recently, we have seen a small amount of progress in the state of Maryland. There…

oxycodone and heroin

Oxycodone Vs. Heroin: Which Is Worse?

Oxycodone Vs. Heroin When it comes to Oxycodone vs. heroin, many people question which is worse. The assumption is that heroin is worse than Oxycodone since one is a pill given out by doctors and one is bought on the street- however are they really that different? When it comes to Oxycodone, heroin and other…