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What are Opioids?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: April 10, 2022 Updated: April 25, 2022 The opioid epidemic continues to dominate headlines and public health debates. In fact, more people in the United States now die from opioid overdoses than from car accidents. This class of drugs includes both prescriptions and illegal substances, but what are opioids exactly?…

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How To Respond To An Opioid Overdose

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: April 2, 2022 Updated: April 25, 2022 In 2015 in the United States alone, more than 33,000 people died as a result of an opioid overdose. More than half of those overdoses were a result of prescription opioids. That statistic is terrifying. Sadly, there are more. The National Institute…