What Heroin and Fentanyl Can Do to Your Body

Content Reviewed by Jennifer Wheeler, Clinical & Community Outreach One thing that the opioid epidemic has taught us is that the risk of overdose is a reality. Between 1999 and 2019, nearly 500,000 people died from opioid overdoses. These are staggering numbers, and much has been done to try to curb this epidemic. For those … Read more

From Pain Pill Addiction to Recovery

Maybe after an accident, the doctor prescribed pain pills. Or maybe for you, they were prescribed after recovering from major surgery. Perhaps it started from chronic pain or disease. However pain pill addiction started for you, it was probably from a prescription bottle. It may have looked just like any other on the outside, but … Read more

Why Do Opioids Carry Such a High Risk of Overdose?

The opioid epidemic has become a major health crisis in the United States. What started for many as medication for severe and chronic pain due to an accident, injury or surgery, can easily turn into fentanyl or heroin addiction and then, all too often, an overdose. Medical and legal experts have tried many things to … Read more

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