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.
Looking to treat chronic pain WITHOUT getting addicted to painkillers? Addiction psychiatrist, Dr. Alkesh Patel helps you explore your options and alternative treatments here.
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.
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.
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.
Are you addicted to narcotics and want to feel normal again? Scientific tips from a former narcotic addict here.
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.
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.
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.