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Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) is diagnosed when an individual has a defined pattern of problematic opioid use that leads to significant distress and impairment in several areas of their life.

What Is An Opioid Use Disorder?

What Is An Opioid Use Disorder?

Opioids are substances that relieve pain and include fentanyl, heroin, codeine, morphine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone. Typically, individuals with opioid use disorder begin their opoid use through obtaining prescription opioids either legally or illegally. This disorder may occur as the result of self-medicating. Prescription opioids are often misused after individuals obtain them for pain managment after …

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Suboxone Withdrawal Symptoms And Timeline

Suboxone Withdrawal Symptoms – Buprenorphine Withdrawal Timeline

Suboxone contains two active ingredients. The first is buprenorphine, which blocks opioid receptors in the brain and decreases cravings. The second is naloxone, which works to reverse the effects of opioids. A medication very similar to Suboxone is Zubsolv. Zubsolv has the same active ingredients as Suboxone. There are a few differences between the two. …

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Dangers Of Mixing Phenibut And Kratom

Mixing Phenibut And Kratom – A Dangerous Combination

Individually, phenibut and kratom can cause dependence, addiction, withdrawal, overdose, and/or death. When combined, or used with other drugs, these effects could intensity and become more severe. Mixing phenibut and kratom could cause physical and mental health problems like depression, heavy metal poisoning, an increased risk of cancer, nausea, organ damage, and withdrawal symptoms in …

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Suboxone Drug Test

Does Suboxone Show Up On A 12-Panel Drug Test?

What Is Suboxone? Suboxone is actually a combination of two drugs, naloxone and buprenorphine. Naloxone is considered an opioid antagonist, meaning that it actually reverses the effects that opioids have on the body. Buprenorphine is considered a partial opioid-agonist, meaning it can have some of the same effects as opioids which can help to relieve …

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Constipation From Opioid Use

Opioid-induced Constipation – Symptoms, Treatment and Medications

Opioid use disorders have become increasingly prevalent in recent years. An opioid use disorder is generally defined as a physical or psychological dependence on opioids pain relievers and other opioid-containing medications. Addiction to opioids, such as Oxycontin or Vicodin, can occur quickly and have dangerous effects on the body. Opioids depress the central nervous system, …

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Top 4 Opioid Addiction Risk Factors

Top 4 Opioid Addiction Risk Factors

Opioid Addiction Risk Factors Opioids have a potential for addiction higher than most other substances of abuse. Prescription opioids can lead to dependence after less than a week of use, especially if they are taken in a way other than prescribed. Opioids trigger the brain to release chemicals that increase feelings of euphoria, which increases …

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Suvia (Sufentanil) - FDA Approves New Opioid 10x Stronger Than Fentanyl

Dsuvia (Sufentanil) – New Opioid Drug Is 10x Stronger Than Fentanyl

FDA Approves New Opioid 10 Times Stronger Than Fentanyl, 1,000 Times Stronger Than Morphine As of November 2018, a new opioid medication has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of acute (moderate) pain in medical settings: Dsuvia (sufentanil). With the ever-growing opioid crisis, many are criticizing this move to …

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The Dangers Of Mixing Ritalin (Methylphenidate) With Opioids

The Dangers Of Mixing Ritalin (Methylphenidate) With Opioids

Stimulants (including Ritalin) and opioids are two of the most heavily abused drug classes in the U.S., and mixing these substances can be dangerous. Ritalin, the brand name for methylphenidate, is a central nervous system stimulant that interacts with the pleasure center of the brain. This medication is used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), by …

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Track Marks From IV Drug Use

Track Marks From Intravenous (IV) Drug Use

What Are Track Marks? Track marks are the tell-tale sign of chronic, intravenous drug use. Certain drugs can be injected directly in the vein, and the effects from this type of abuse occur quickly and intensely. Fresh track marks often appear as non-healed puncture wounds. Because of the risks that come with IV drug use, …

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Is Tramadol An Opioid?

Is Tramadol (Ultram) An Opiate Or Opioid?

Is Tramadol An Opioid? Tramadol is a prescription opioid medication used to treat moderate to severe pain. Similar to other narcotics, tramadol can be addictive. Initially approved for marketing in the United States as an uncontrolled analgesic in 1995 under the trade name Ultram, tramadol was said to have lesser opioid effects. Common brand names …

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