The Difference Between Opioids and Morphine

The Difference Between Opioids and Morphine

Discussions about drug addiction frequently turn to opioids and the ongoing opioid epidemic that remains problematic across the nation. Opioid drugs are linked (annually) to thousands of drug overdose deaths in all American states. In addition to the term opioid, another term should be familiar, yet it is not. When discussing drug-related death, opiate drugs…

Controlled Substances-How In Control Are You?

Medical and mental health providers across the nation prescribe controlled substances every day. In addition to drugs used in medical settings, controlled substances are also illegal or illicit substances. Although many people understand certain drugs are likely to be classified as controlled substances (such as narcotic pain medications), many do not realize now many commonly…

Treating Moderate to Severe Pain-Physically and Mentally

Pain medications or “painkillers” are drugs provided by medical providers to help patients manage pain and discomfort. There are several reasons you may take pain medication, including chronic and acute pain management needs. Living with pain is emotionally draining, and the psychological impacts of pain conditions cannot be understated. However, using pain medications like tramadol…

Purple Drank

Purple Drank: What is in Lean?

Codeine has been widely misused for decades. When used as directed, codeine is a highly effective pain-relieving medication. When misused or abused, it can create a “high” sought by many who struggle with an addiction to prescription opioids. Codeine is the main ingredient in lean, making it a new and popular pop culture drink. For…

Addictionologist

What is an Addictionologist and How Can They Help?

As the opioid epidemic and other challenges related to substance use and abuse continue to rise, the need for trained addiction treatment professionals remains high. Depending on your treatment needs, finding an addiction treatment professional skilled in addressing your unique treatment needs can be complicated. Today, there are several specialized roles in addiction treatment medicine,…

What You Didn’t Know Roxicodone Can Do to You: 3 Warnings

What You Didn’t Know Roxicodone Can Do to You: 3 Warnings

Opioid drugs (whether synthetic, semi-synthetic, or natural) are used for various needs, including treating chronic pain conditions, post-surgical pain, and several other disorders. Members of the medical community have prescribed opioid pain relievers for years, in ever-increasing numbers, believing newer medications they were prescribing were less addictive than those that came before. Unfortunately, this proved…