Articles for Tag: "opioids"

Are we living through an opioid crisis? 
Are we living through an opioid crisis?
Recent reports suggest one in three Americans were prescribed opioids in 2015.
Alarming increase in number of children poisoned by opioids 
Alarming increase in number of children poisoned by opioids
“If we would stop prescribing opioids as if they were just Tylenol we wouldn’t have as many children dying,” an expert says.
Painkillers can be gateway to heroin for teens 
Painkillers can be gateway to heroin for teens
Are U.S. teens more likely to try heroin if they abused narcotic painkillers first? Get the details.
Pregnant and using narcotics… Now what? 
Pregnant and using narcotics… Now what?
Opioid use during pregnancy is a growing health concern. Learn more about how you can get help.
Is medical marijuana an alternative?  Featured
Is medical marijuana an alternative?
For some patients, doctor-prescribed painkillers may simply lead to more pain. Learn more.
Is a cure for post-traumatic stress disorder on the horizon? 
Is a cure for post-traumatic stress disorder on the horizon?
A new study suggests there may be hope for those who suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder. Find out what researchers uncovered.