opiates to manage pain

Why People Should Avoid Using Opiates To Manage Pain Even If It Is Prescribed By A Doctor

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Given the epidemic of opioid and opiate drug abuse in the United States, people should probably avoid using opiates to manage pain, especially chronic pain, even when they are prescribed by a doctor. The side effects and dangers are too great.…
Chronic Alcoholism and Pneumonia

Chronic Alcoholism and Pneumonia

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It is well known that chronic heavy drinking will eventually wreak havoc on the body. Specifically, most people are aware that untreated alcoholism ultimately leads to serious liver disease and failure. Other known health risks associated with…
Long Term Effects of Vicodin Use

Long Term Effects of Vicodin Use

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Most of us have taken Vicodin for some reason or another, whether to control painful dental infections, sustaining an injury, or following surgery. Vicodin is the most highly prescribed opioid in the U.S., with 136 million prescriptions filled…
Opiate Dependency

Opiate Dependency

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Treating Opiate Dependency No matter how badly someone wants to quit using opiates, getting free from opiate dependence will take much more than willpower alone.  As the drug epidemic in the U.S. continues to ratchet up, addiction programs…
EMDR Substance Abuse

EMDR Substance Abuse

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Utilizing EMDR For Substance Abuse and PTSD Treatment While there is widespread agreement that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease, the factors that underpin the addiction are so varied that it is difficult to understand why the disease…