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Opiates

Stuff you should know about opiate addiction.

Suboxone: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
9 months ago

Suboxone: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Recently, the Obama administration has made it easier for people with opioid addictions to receive treatment. Suboxone, a brand of buprenorphine, is considered a form of medication assisted treatment. After …
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Heroin Addiction Recovery Without Shame
9 months ago

Heroin Addiction Recovery Without Shame

Heroin has had an tragic impact in America. In this TED Talk, Crystal Oertle tells her addiction story as she went from rock bottom to completely sober. After 12 years …
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Why Is Addiction Still on the Rise?
9 months ago

Why Is Addiction Still on the Rise?

The number drug overdoses have been dangerously increasing. In 2008, drug overdoses became the number one cause of accidental death in the U.S. In 2014, drug overdoses are responsible for …
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Video: America’s Epidemic of Opioid Abuse
9 months ago

Video: America’s Epidemic of Opioid Abuse

The third video in this series of four draw attention to America’s epidemic of opioid abuse. While opioids work to alleviate pain, what else are they responsible for? About 1/3 of …
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Video: The Science of Opioids
9 months ago

Video: The Science of Opioids

“The Science of Opioids” is the second video featured in this series of 4 that explains the reception and breakdown of opioids in our brains and bodies. Follow the science, …
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Video: The History of Opioids
10 months ago

Video: The History of Opioids

Over the next few days, we’ll explore the history of opioids through 4 short videos. We’ll learn about the expansion of opioids in medicine, how they’ve changed over the years, and how they’ve been …
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Behind Prince’s Death
10 months ago

Behind Prince’s Death

The recent controversy over Prince’s death will hopefully catalyze a discussion between patient and doctor in regards to opioid pain treatment. After the accidental overdose of fentanyl by musical legend, …
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Anatomy of Opioid Addiction
11 months ago

Anatomy of Opioid Addiction

Opioids have been around a long time. The first recorded reference to opioid use is from 5,000 years ago. It’s a picture of the opium poppy and the words “the joy plant”. In …
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Our Heroin Problem in 3 Jaw-Dropping Charts
1 year ago

Our Heroin Problem in 3 Jaw-Dropping Charts

Heroin use is on the rise in the United States. Deaths involving heroin have quadrupled since 2000. Opioid overdoses have now become the leading cause of accidental death in the US, killing almost …
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The ‘Rat Park’ Comic, Part 1
1 year ago

The ‘Rat Park’ Comic, Part 1

A set of little-known experiments carried out over 30 years ago showed the profound impact that environment has on the possibility of becoming addicted to drugs. The following webcomic by …
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