opiates

What are Opiates?

In around the year 4,000 BCE an inspired Sumerian writer picked up the pen…or chisel…or whatever they used to write.  Hul Gil is what he inscribed referring to the opium poppy plant.  Translation, the Joy Plant.  In the 1800’s this plant would finally be experimented and synthesized into two very familiar substances: morphine and codeine.   Modern opiates are any …Read More

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The Passing of Senate Bill Will Fund More Programs for Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Is Growing According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each day there are 44 people who die from prescription painkillers overdose. This rate makes addiction to prescription painkillers that leading cause of accidental death in the United States – above car accidents. But what’s worse is that this rate is growing. There are thousands of people …Read More

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History of Smoking and Drug Use Leads to Highest Risk for Opiate Addiction

The Danger of Narcotics One of the greatest dangers sweeping America is the use of narcotics to manage pain. The danger of these drugs is that they are highly addictive. When taken according to their prescription, however, they serve their purpose. However, thousands of teens and adults have gotten hooked on narcotic painkillers and have developed an addiction to opiates. …Read More

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How the World Health Organization Is Helping with the Opiate Addiction Crisis

The emergency drug known as Naloxone is a potentially lifesaving treatment to use on someone who is in the middle of a heroin overdose. In areas around the country, including New York and Massachusetts, police officers are learning how to use the drug in order to save lives while on duty. Instead of making arrests at a crime scene, they …Read More