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Posts Tagged ‘painkiller abuse’

By On July 13th, 2016

What To Do If Someone You Love Is Abusing Opioids

Opioid abuse and addiction has been on the rise in recent years and people of all ages and walks of life are being affected. Deaths from overdoses related to opioids have more than quadrupled since 1999 and the majority of these overdoses are tied to prescription painkillers like oxycodone and hydrocodone – not from heroin…

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By On November 6th, 2012

Distraction Better Than Drugs In Groundbreaking Experiment

Addiction to painkillers is a real concern for patients undergoing long-term treatment for horrific injuries. Doctors have been searching for alternatives and it seems they may have discovered an unlikely new option. A virtual reality video game, called SnowWorld, has been used to distract patient’s from their brain’s pain signals. The game was created by…

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By On October 30th, 2012

Doctors’ Dilemma Prescribing Opioids to Addicts

In the past decade, the number of new abusers of opioids has increased more than 200-percent. Opioid abuse has been labeled an epidemic, but it requires large-scale re-education and adjustment of the medical community to improve. For those outside of the issue, it seems like it would be simple for doctors to stop prescribing medication…

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