Why is Opiate Addiction so Difficult to Quit?

America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic that has affected communities throughout the nation without regard to racial or socio-economic status. Opioid overdose deaths have skyrocketed in the last several years and our state and federal governments have begun to treat the opioid epidemic as a public health concern, focusing on treatment rather …

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The Synthetic Opiate “Carfentanil” Newest Threat to Our Communities

The opioid epidemic in the United States is an unprecedented public health crisis. More people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than in any year on record and the majority of drug overdose deaths involved an opioid (www.hhs.gov). Since 1999, the rate of drug overdose deaths involving opioid nearly quadrupled and over 165,000 people have …

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