woman with headache suffers opioid dependence

What Opioid Dependence Looks Like

Opioids are prescription medications that derive their effects from the opium poppy. Examples include OxyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin. Many believe that medications they receive from a doctor are safe. In reality, these drugs can result in opioid dependence. Nobody Plans to Develop an Opioid Dependence The following is a common scenario that leads to addiction.…

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Opiate Withdrawal Timeline

Opiate withdrawal can be excruciating. When individuals are coming off of heroin or certain painkillers, they may begin to experience withdrawal symptoms a few hours after the last dose. Understanding the opiate withdrawal timeline is important so that you know what to expect, whether you’re helping someone through it or going through it yourself. Opiate…