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Synthetic Opioid Overdose: A Guide To Preventing Overdose Deaths

Synthetic Opioid Overdose: A Guide To Preventing Overdose Deaths Synthetic Opioid Overdose: A Guide To Preventing Overdose Deaths

More than 165 Americans die every day from opioid overdose. In some like Ohio, the number of deaths due to opioids more than tripled between 2010 and 2015. Synthetic opioid overdoses are on the rise because they are so much stronger than natural opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers such as oxycodone (OxyContin) or hydrocodone (Lortab). They can be even stronger than natural opioids because they can be manufactured in laboratories instead of being produced by plants as with natural opioids. Read on for more information about synthetic opioid overdose prevention and how you can help save lives.

How to Help Someone With a Morphine Addiction

How to Help Someone With a Morphine Addiction bottles of morphine

About 9.9 million Americans misused prescription pain relievers like morphine in 2018 and widespread morphine addiction and other opioid use disorders are more common than you might think.1  If someone you know is displaying signs of morphine addiction, it’s absolutely essential that he or she gets treatment right away. Morphine addiction can quickly take over […]

List of Prescription Opioids Strongest to Weakest

List of Prescription Opioids Strongest to Weakest pain medication bottles

Prescription opioids are some of the most commonly used drugs to treat pain. However, consistent misuse of these drugs continues to be an ongoing epidemic in the U.S. and elsewhere. More than 191 million opioid prescriptions were dispensed to Americans in 2017, and in 2018, about 9.9 million Americans over the age of 12 reported […]

What are the Strongest Opioids?

What are the Strongest Opioids? the strongest opioids on table

Published on August 10th, 2020 Opioids are a highly abused class of drugs that include some of the world’s most potent and addictive substances. While any use or abuse of opioid drugs can be dangerous, some are more powerful than others.

What’s in a Name: Street Names for 21 Commonly Abused Drugs

What’s in a Name: Street Names for 21 Commonly Abused Drugs most commonly abused drugs

What are “Street Names” for Drugs? Street names are slang terms that are used to refer to certain drugs. These names might be used by dealers or drug users to conceal the true meanings of discussions or deals involving drug sales, production, or abuse. Although the slang terms used to refer to different drugs are […]

How to Recognize Prescription Drug Abuse

How to Recognize Prescription Drug Abuse prescription drug boxes on shelf

Prescription drug abuse is much more common than you might think. In 2016 alone, 3.3 million people ages 12 and over abused prescription painkillers (narcotics) and 2.9 million people ages 12 and over abused prescription psychotherapeutics excluding pain relievers. But narcotic abuse is not the only common form of prescription drug misuse. Tranquilizers like Valium […]

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