What is The Status of Opioids in North Dakota?

Prescription medications like Oxycontin, Vicodin, or codeine, heroin, fentanyl, and other opioids, have saturated the markets in the North Dakota pharmacies and on the streets. These narcotics are easily and readily available in particular because so many of the drugs are acquired through a pain prescription from the person’s trusted physician. Citizens of The Peace… Read More

Commonly Used Substances in North Dakota

The collective conscious of drug and alcohol addiction have a tendency to popularize different substances on a national scale or on a topographical regional scale rather than sticking to any type of legal state or county boundaries. This makes sense because the distribution of substances generally has more to do with topographical boundaries such as mountains… Read More

Opioids in Connecticut

Prescription medications, heroin, and more opioids have flooded the pharmacies and streets. They are more available than ever and more people are suffering from opioid addiction than any previous time in American history.     Addiction In Connecticut   Opioids are a class of drug typically prescribed medically for it’s pain numbing effects. It is… Read More

California and the Opioid Epidemic

In their 2016 report of the status of California’s opioid epidemic, the State of California Department of Public Health released a Strategy to Address Prescription Drug (Opioid) Misuse, Abuse, and Overdose in California. It summarizes the state of the epidemic and the pursuits of the state to fight the disease. In the report the CDPH… Read More

detoxing from opiate addiction Alaska during pregnancy

Detoxing During Pregnancy

The opiate addiction Alaska problem has caused many Alaskans to seek professional help for their addiction. One such group of people living in or near Alaska are pregnant women. Pregnant women have a much harder time detoxing safely from drugs and alcohol due to hormonal changes and cravings, as well as concern for the safety… Read More

many suffering with opiate addiction Alaska also suffer from opioid-induced hyperalgesia

Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia and Pain

Opiate addiction Alaska often occurs in response to users attempting to ease pain or treat it. However, because opiates are highly addictive, users can quickly become dependent on them. Other issues associated with the life of an opiate addict create a need for addicts to use to relieve more than just physical pain. Addiction also… Read More

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How Potent is Carfentanil?

While fighting the national epidemic of heroin addiction Washington State has seen a significant increase in overdose-related deaths and emergencies. Much of this is attributed not to heroin itself but to an even deadlier substance—carfentanil. Fentanyl is a synthetic form of morphine, an opioid so potent than a person can overdose on an amount only… Read More