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The face of opioid painkiller addiction treatment: Who seeks help? (INFOGRAPHIC)

The face of opioid painkiller addiction treatment: Who seeks help? (INFOGRAPHIC)

May 1st, 2017

With the opioid crisis in the U.S. still in full throttle, how many people seek and receive addiction treatment services? Detailed and recent statistics in this infographic.

2 The face of opioid pill addiction: Who uses painkillers? (INFOGRAPHIC)

The face of opioid pill addiction: Who uses painkillers? (INFOGRAPHIC)

April 18th, 2017

A graphic display of the statistics showing who uses prescription opioid pills in the U.S. Find out the details about the age, gender, and ethnicity of opioid painkiller users in this infographic.

1 Getting rid of chronic pain without risking addiction

Getting rid of chronic pain without risking addiction

February 26th, 2016

Looking to treat chronic pain WITHOUT getting addicted to painkillers? Addiction psychiatrist, Dr. Alkesh Patel helps you explore your options and alternative treatments here.

2 How to treat opiate addiction

How to treat opiate addiction

September 28th, 2013

Treating opiate addiction includes behavioral, physical, and psychological treatment options. More here on specific ways to treat opiate addiction, with a section at the end for your questions.

8 Help for opiate addiction

Help for opiate addiction

July 12th, 2013

Getting help for opiate addiction involves a strong support system and the proper medical treatment: withdrawal, stabilization, and psychotherapy. Read here for more on opiate addiction and where you can get help.

Signs and symptoms of opiate addiction

Signs and symptoms of opiate addiction

April 10th, 2013

One important sign of opiate addiction is unsuccessful attempts to quit. The prescence of paraphanalia, or physical signs – such as needle marks – is also common. More criteria and symptoms of opiate addiction here.

5 Addicted to narcotics

Addicted to narcotics

February 20th, 2013

Are you addicted to narcotics and want to feel normal again? Scientific tips from a former narcotic addict here.

6 Mixing opiates and alcohol

Mixing opiates and alcohol

December 21st, 2012

The risks and dangers of mixing heroin with alcohol include decreased breathing and heart rate. Other effects include dizziness, drowsiness, tremors, and significantly impaired fine motor skills. More on why to avoid mixing alcohol and heroin here.

10 Are opiates addictive?

Are opiates addictive?

September 29th, 2012

Yes, opiates are addictive. More here from a pharmacist who’s been there. Facts and experience on how opiate painkiller prescriptions can suck you in.

1 Palliative medicine and illegal drugs

Palliative medicine and illegal drugs

February 10th, 2011

Artist Nash Hyon explores the question, “What is a Poison? What is a Remedy?” in her series on plants (some illegal) that can be used in medicine. Explore the questions she raises about the use of plants and plant derived drugs in palliative medicine here.

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