Articles tagged with Opioid Drugs

A Vaccine for Heroin Addiction: Too Good to Be True?

It is only through a comprehensive biopsychosocial approach that lasting recovery can be achieved.

Feds Push States To Provide Medical Treatment for Heroin Addicts

New funds being provided through SAMHSA will provide funds for programs in states which provide medication-assisted treatment protocols.

Increase in Opioid Misuse: The Painful Truth

An estimated 20 to 30 percent of opioid drugs legally prescribed by medical professionals are misused, according to a 2015 study.

Myanmar's Heroin War Is Lost--Can America Be Next?

The United Nations Office on Drug and Crime has tried cracking down on Myanmar but we may be far from seeing the end of heroin exports from the country.

Prescription Drug Basics

Prescriptions drugs abuse can be done in numerous ways: overuse of a prescription intended for the user, taking the prescribed medication(s) under circumstances not intended for use of that specific medication(s), or taking medicines that are not specifically prescribed for use by the person taking them. All of these abuses of medication can increase the risk of addiction and dependence, as well as creating health and legal consequences. Prescription Drug Classes Associated with Abuse What are the drugs of abuse? How are they differentiated?

The Rising Epidemic of Heroin Addiction

Heroin in today's market is less expensive than ever before and more abundant in availability, which has contributed to its increased usage.