An opiate high may feel euphoric, but there are too many negative effects involved to count. Aside from the obvious risk of developing an opiate addiction, users ignore the immediate dangers involved in opiate abuse. Opiates are powerful drugs that affect your heart rate and the way your brain functions and can cause devastating effects […]
Research and resources relating to opiate, addiction, rehab and treatment.
What You Should Know About Opiate Addiction Treatment
According to a ten-year study by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) there was a significant rise in the number of individuals admitted to treatment centers for opiate addiction. Rates of opiate-related admittance rose 345 percent from 1998 to 2008, and this increase is due in part to the following: Opiates […]
Opiate Rehab: Myths vs. Facts
Myth: You Must Undergo Opiate Rehabilitation Alone Many who struggle with opiate addiction choose to keep it a secret from friends, coworkers and loved ones. It can be very scary to come clean with addiction, especially when an individual does not know how others will react. As a result, the addicted individual often feels left […]
Why More People Are Getting Opiate Addiction Treatment
Since there’s a growing acceptance of, availability to, expectation for, and reliance upon painkillers, there has naturally been an increase in opiate and opioid dependence, abuse and addiction. Likewise, less of a stigma surrounds individuals’ pursuit and use of opiate addiction treatment in our world now. (more…)
How Dangerous Is Opiate Abuse?
Opiate abuse is one of the most rapidly growing areas of drug abuse. In 1997, 16,000 people were admitted into drug treatment centers for opium abuse. This number has since increased to over 90,000 opium abuse admissions yearly. Opiate abuse is dangerous for users both in the short-term and long-term and not simply on a […]
The Cost of Opiate Addiction vs. the Cost of Rehab
A major consequence of any addiction is the financial strain on the user and often their family. Whether doctor shopping (going from doctor to doctor in order to obtain multiple prescriptions) or buying drugs on the street or online, the cost of opiate addiction is high and only grows as addiction worsens. Add the cost […]
Opiate Treatment Research
Opiates are narcotics that contain opium or a derivative of opium and are generally considered the most effective source of pain relief. When taken as prescribed, they are useful and important medications. However, due to the addictive nature of opiates, use can lead to dependence, tolerance and addiction. (more…)
Opiate Abuse Problem
The abuse of opiate-based drugs is a very serious problem across the United States today. Opiates such as morphine and codeine can be effective in treating pain or releasing stress when used correctly. However, using opiates in the long-term or outside of the parameters of your prescription can result in addiction. Many people do not […]
Opiates have an extensive history. Opium and its derivatives have been used medicinally and recreationally for centuries.
Most Commonly Abused Opiates
Opiates are narcotic drugs derived from the extracts of the opium poppy plant. They relieve pain and induce a sense of euphoria for the user, but they also have depressant qualities. Some opiates have approved low dose medicinal use, but other opiates have no medicinal use and are illegal. All opiates can be highly addictive. […]