signs someone is addicted to fentanyl

In determining the signs someone is addicted to fentanyl, it’s best to start from ground zero: What exactly is this drug that gets so much media attention, and why in the world would anyone who has a problem with drugs actively pursue the use of a substance that’s so deadly? Because make no mistake: It’s…

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signs someone is addicted to opioids

There’s been a lot of news coverage of the opioid epidemic in recent years, and along with it, you may find yourself wondering: What are the signs someone is addicted to opioids? You have good reason to be concerned, because the drugs — pharmaceutical narcotics distributed primarily to treat pain — may be legal, but…

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Jessica Stanley — her admission photo to Buffalo Valley in 2016, and today as one of the Tennessee Faces of Opioids. The bitter ends of addiction are a familiar refrain for anyone who sits in a 12 Step meeting: Jails, institutions and death. Jessica Stanley, a therapeutic assistant in Cornerstone of Recovery’s Newcomer’s Program, had…

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non-narcotic pain management at Cornerstone of Recovery

Now, perhaps more than ever before, there’s a need for non-narcotic pain management within the framework of addiction treatment. Consider a recent staggering revelation: Over the course of 2006 to 2012, pharmaceutical companies flooded America with 76 billion opioid pills [1], enough to supply every man, woman and child in the country with 36 pills…

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signs you may be addicted to opioids

In 2012, medical professionals dispensed more than 255 million prescriptions for opioids. That came to 81.3 prescriptions for 100 people — a mind-boggling amount that had steadily increased over a six-year period, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Although those numbers have declined since then, the prescribing rates remain high — 58.7 per…

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In the latest edition of its National Vital Statistics Report, released this month, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention identified the specific drugs most frequently associated with overdose deaths in the United States from 2011-2016. Oxycodone ranked first in 2011, and heroin took the top spot for the next four years. However, in 2016,…

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