opioid crisis infographic

The Opioid Crisis: By the Numbers [Infographic]

Turn on the news or scroll through social media, and there’s a good chance that you’ll read something about the opioid epidemic. Although this epidemic is certainly not a secret issue, most people don’t realize just how huge the problem can be. Looking at the opioid crisis by the numbers gives you a realistic picture…

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.…