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Drug Addiction: The Shocking And Disastrous Tie To Trauma Exposed

Summit Behavioral Health, a New Jersey drug addiction treatment center, reveals the shocking risk factors between trauma and addiction. There is a powerful connection that exists between trauma victims and substance abuse or addiction. Many people who have experienced a traumatic event or suffered ongoing trauma, turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to […]

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Counterfeit Norco Pills Are Poisoning Users With Potent Fentanyl

Norco is a prescription opioid pain reliever that contains hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Health care professional prescribe Norco for moderate-to-severe pain. Norco is one of many narcotics commonly misused and abused on the streets. Since March 23, 2016, more than a dozen people have died after taking pills they thought only contained Norco. Health department workers […]

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Exploring Methadone And Opiate Treatment Availability In Rural Areas

Last year, methadone clinic Director Stacey Sigmon and her associates discussed one of the greatest ongoing barriers to opioid addiction treatment in the Journal of the American Medical Association – the lack of treatment programs in rural America. States such as Vermont and Kentucky have rural areas where the waiting list to receive treatment is […]

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Darvocet Drug Addiction – Everything You Need To Know

Darvocet, or acetaminophen and propoxyphene, was a popular prescription drug narcotic pain reliever less than a decade ago. Acetaminophen increases the effects of propoxyphene as a pain reliever and fever reducer, and doctors prescribed this combination to patients to relieve mild-to-moderate pain. Unfortunately, studies suggest that propoxyphene is habit-forming. The potential dangers of taking Darvocet […]

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Food Addiction And Substance Addiction Share Dopamine Signaling

A stigma surrounds food and other process addictions – that they aren’t real. Many people don’t understand food addiction and so don’t associate it with the same effects as a substance addiction. However, food has the same effects on the brain’s dopamine receptors as chemicals do, making process addictions very real. Understanding dopamine signaling and […]

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