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Tramadol Addiction: 4 Vital Facts About This Dangerous Opioid

Tramadol Addiction: 4 Vital Facts About This Dangerous Opioid

President Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act in 1970, and Congress is constantly applying changes as new dependent drugs evolve. The five types of controlled substances include narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and anabolic steroids. With all eyes recently on the opioid epidemic, it’s surprising that there isn’t more talk about the dangers of Tramadol addiction. Tramadol

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Pandemic and Opioid Epidemic Combine for Deadly Results

Consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are causing the number of drug overdoses, many opioid-related, to spike all around the country. Overdoses increased nationally by 18 percent in March, 29 percent in April and 42 percent in May, according to data from the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program. Before the pandemic hit, there were signs of at least a partial decline in fatal overdoses.   What Is Behind the Rise in Overdoses During the Pandemic?  Experts point to a perfect

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Prescription Opioids: How They Are Affecting Teens

Adolescents and young adults are turning to prescription opioids in alarming numbers. From teenagers to early 20s, the prescription drug epidemic is showing no signs of slowing down and is putting our youth in great danger to turn to other illicit opioids, like heroin, down the road. While several prescription drugs are abused, such as

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Pilot Program Hopes to Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths

It’s no secret that the opioid epidemic is claiming lives faster than they can be saved. Despite the use of naloxone by citizens and emergency responders, there are still deaths every day. In Boone County, Missouri, there was a 35% increase in opioid overdoses from 2015 to 2016. Through the Opioid STR (State Targeted Response)

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Opioid Drug Overdoses: A Quick FAQ

On average, there are five fatal opioid drug overdoses every hour in America. That’s 115 people a day. Opioid drug overdoses can happen anywhere at any time. If you suspect that someone has overdosed, CALL 911! There is no time to hesitate. A phone call can be the difference between life and death, especially when it comes to

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U.S Surgeon General Discusses Opioid Crisis: Part II

In part II of the event hosted by the Boston University School of Public Health, “The Opioid Crisis in America: A Conversation with the U.S. Surgeon General,” Dr. Monica Bharel, takes the stage. Dr. Bharel is the Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health, along with several positions she holds at Harvard Medical School, a state funded

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US Surgeon General Discusses Opioid Crisis: Part I

GateHouse Treatment is excited to report that the US Surgeon General and Boston University School of Public Health teamed up for an incredible purpose yesterday. To have a much-needed conversation about the ongoing opioid crisis that is plaguing the entire country and the benefits of opiate rehab. Speakers included the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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New Hampshire’s Growing Opioid Crisis

The New York Times, a nationally circulated news source, has recently been covering many stories about overdoses due to the ongoing opioid crisis. Over the past few days, many of these stories have come out of New Hampshire. A New York Times article recently followed one such story of a family in New Hampshire, struggling

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