Opiates are highly addictive drugs that have been in existence for centuries. Opiates can range from prescription painkillers like morphine and oxycodone to street drugs like heroin. While many opiates are highly effective at assisting patients in pain management, their addictive nature can destroy lives. If you or someone you love is struggling with an […]
The consequences of opiate addiction.
Opiates are a class of drugs that includes a broad selection of prescription painkillers and illegal street drugs. The following are a few examples of opiates: Oxycodone Hydromorphone Heroin Morphine (more…)
Opiates relieve pain and induce sedation, but long term abuse can cause organ damage and other serious consequences.
If you or a loved one struggles with opiate abuse, you are not alone. Scientific American explains, “About 9% of the population is believed to misuse opiates over the course of their lifetime, including illegal drugs like heroin and prescription pain medications such as Oxycontin.” If you have not misused an opiate drug, it is […]