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  1. photo The United States has crossed the pandemic threshold in the <b>opioid</b> epidemic ... and Big Pharma keeps cashing inThe United States has crossed the pandemic threshold in the opioid epidemic ... and Big Pharma keeps cashing inNews
    Waismann, a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) with two decades of experience treating opioid-dependent patients, said that the opioid addiction epidemic in the U.S. could be significantlyRead more
  2. photo American doctor sends brutal warning to the public: Money, marketing and legislation are fueling the <b>opioid</b> epidemicAmerican doctor sends brutal warning to the public: Money, marketing and legislation are fueling the opioid epidemicNews
    patients to dependence on the pills, even in the riskiest circumstances, such as exposing fetal development to opioids during pregnancy (potentially leading to birth defects). As public ignorance growsRead more
  3. Pill-pushing doctors endanger babies by prescribing opioid painkillers to pregnant womenNews
    A team from Vanderbilt University Medical Center has found that pregnant women who have been on opioid painkillers during pregnancy stand a higher chance of having small babies with birthRead more
  4. photo It's true: Prescription painkillers are far more dangerous than owning a gun... Do you have meds in your house?It's true: Prescription painkillers are far more dangerous than owning a gun... Do you have meds in your house?News
    opioids in your medicine cabinet than if you own a firearm. Americans consume more prescription painkillers than anyone else; in fact, 80 percent of all prescription painkillers are sold in the UnitedRead more
  5. photo Drastic 300% rise in babies born already addicted to heroin, <b>opioids</b>, painkillersDrastic 300% rise in babies born already addicted to heroin, opioids, painkillersNews
    The number of babies who are born addicted to opioids has tripled in just 15 years in our country. It's a shocking statistic that underscores just how far opioid addiction reaches. In 1999, 1.5Read more
  6. photo Mother's junk food diet predisposes children to a high fat, high sugar diet for lifeMother's junk food diet predisposes children to a high fat, high sugar diet for lifeNews
    Behavior (SSIB) which explains how eating a junk-food diet during pregnancy changes the development of the opioid signaling pathway in a baby's brain and permanently alters the way this system operates afterRead more
  7. photo Medical marijuana legalization reduces painkiller overdose deathsMedical marijuana legalization reduces painkiller overdose deathsNews
    of Medicine in New York City was conducted to determine the impact on reducing prescription opioid deaths in states with medical marijuana.Would you have guessed that there was up to a 33 percent reductionRead more
  8. photo NFL players and doctors fight for marijuana as <b>opioid</b> alternativeNFL players and doctors fight for marijuana as opioid alternativeNews
    as a painkiller . Many current and former players support the use of cannabis as an effective alternative to opioid painkillers, the use of which has caused problems for NFL athletes – just as it has for muchRead more
  9. photo New Jersey hospital opting for holistic treatment in the emergency room instead of using deadly, addictive opiodsNew Jersey hospital opting for holistic treatment in the emergency room instead of using deadly, addictive opiodsNews
    to manage patient pain. "All chronic pain starts with acute pain," said Mark Rosenberg, the hospital's chairman of emergency medicine. "If we can stop using opioids before we give the first dose, then peopleRead more
  10. photo Studies determine sugar, saccharin more addictive than cocaineStudies determine sugar, saccharin more addictive than cocaineNews
    to drug addiction But is it just that the taste of sweetness is enjoyable, or is there something more going on in the brain to indicate actual dependency and addiction? Nearly 40 years ago, William DuftyRead more

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Opioid dependence

Disease

Opioid dependence or opioid use disorder is a medical condition of opioid addiction, and is characterized by a compulsive use of opioids (e.g., morphine, heroin, codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, etc.) in spite of consequences of continued use. The necessary descriptive characteristics of the medical diagnosis are preoccupation with a desire to obtain and take the drug and persistent...More