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How Do You Spot An Opioid Addiction?

Opioid addiction has become rampant across the U.S. over the last several years. According to NBC News', Maggie Fox, opioid-related deaths have jumped 401% from 1999 to 2015. Beyond that, in 2016, 42,000 people died from opioid overdose– 20,000 more than the previous year. Drug-related deaths, in general, keep climbing, and it's difficult to pinpoint...
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Signs of Oxycodone Addiction

According to the Mayo Clinic, Oxycodone is a narcotic analgesic drug used to relieve moderate to severe pain. However, in situations where the pain is treatable through non-prescription medication, it’s highly recommended to do so. This is due to the fact that Oxycodone is dangerous and highly addictive if not taken properly. Oxycodone is available in...
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Signs of Fentanyl Addiction and it’s impact on Maryland

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), fentanyl is a synthetic opiate similar to morphine. However, the biggest difference being that it is 50 to 100 times more powerful. It’s considered a schedule II prescription drug typically used for treating pain; however, it is incredibly addictive. The drug itself comes as patches, sprays, tablets,...
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