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Opioids

Understanding Dependence Versus Addiction

Opioid dependence and opioid addiction are closely related, but two distinct conditions.

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Opioids

For Pregnant Women, Stigma Complicates Opioid Misuse Treatment

In Pennsylvania, one community health center is working with new and expectant moms to tackle opioid dependency.

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Opioids

Preventing Opiate Dependency with Mindful Body Awareness

Imagine that you were only given one car this lifetime. One. You would think twice about how you took care of it. Our physical body is this one vehicle.

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Opioids

If Your Loved One Is Considering Sobriety or Newly Sober, Read This

It’s incredibly difficult to reintegrate yourself into society when you’ve destroyed your own support system.

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Opioids

"It Only Took One Pill"

Five people described turning points in their lives — the moments that led them down a trail of dependency and addiction.

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Opioids

The Opioid Crisis Is Our Greatest Opportunity

Overdose survivors need more than a second (or third) chance: they need a parachute. When you’re in free fall, a little more time isn’t much help.

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Treating Opioid Use Disorder

It is also potentially futile if we do not have providers out there willing to take on treating the population of Americans living with opioid use disorder.

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Doctor Calls For Caution In Reducing Opioids

For some patients who have been doing well on opioids long-term, it makes sense to “leave well enough alone,” the doctor said.