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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 Do You Kick a Painkiller Addiction?

How Do You Kick a Painkiller Addiction? man trying to stop taking painkillers

Chronic misuse of prescription painkillers can lead to opioid use disorder, a chronic, life-changing condition that can’t be overcome with mere willpower. It affects 2 million Americans and continues to wreak havoc on our nation, killing more than 130 people every day.1 These staggering statistics may leave you wondering, “How do you kick a painkiller […]

10 Dangerous Alcohol and Drug Combinations

10 Dangerous Alcohol and Drug Combinations dangerous drugs on table

Abusing drugs and alcohol simultaneously is common in America, but it doesn’t come without serious risks. In 2011, there were 606,653 Emergency Department visits involving alcohol, and many of these also involved other drugs.1 Research findings also show people who are addicted to alcohol are much more likely than the general population to also abuse […]

Drug Trafficking: Where are the Illegal Opioids Coming From?

Drug Trafficking: Where are the Illegal Opioids Coming From? border stop sign

America’s opioid crisis has recently intensified with an increase of deadly synthetic opioids like fentanyl being smuggled into the country. While some of these opioids are being manufactured in criminal clandestine laboratories in the U.S., much of the illegal opioids contributing to the drug crisis in America are shipped in from other countries.

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