a man meets with his doctor to discuss commonly abused opioids and if he should seek treatment

Recognizing Commonly Abused Opioids

Opioids can trick your body and brain into believing they are necessary for survival, making them highly addictive. Statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) highlight the severity of our nation’s opioid epidemic, reporting that over two million Americans abuse opioids, and over 90 die from opioid overdose daily. Opioids include prescription medications…

a man realizes he needs opioid treatment

5 Signs You Need Opioid Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction, also referred to as opioid use disorder, is a chronic disease that can cause significant medical, mental, social, and economic difficulties. Opioids are a class of drugs that affect the nervous system by blocking pain and often creating feelings of pleasure. They have the potential to become highly addictive, especially when someone misuses…