Opiate (opioid) addiction is a major issue that is affecting more and more people each year, since 1999 the United States has seen a 300% increase in sales of prescription painkillers, as a logical consequence, there are more people dependent on these medications than ever before. Opiate dependence is a very difficult cycle to break because of the wide array of side effects associated with withdrawals. People withdrawing from opiates commonly experience muscle pains and cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, chills, … Read More »
One of the largest problems facing the United States today is the rampant opiate addiction that has been sweeping across the country. The use of heroin, methadone, suboxone and other opiates has become a problem of epidemic proportions, with some states reporting use and abuse is up almost one thousand percent since 2003. In that same time, the number of treatment centers in the United States has practically doubled. An issue this severe needs the problem to be addressed directly. It is not that there are not enough … Read More »
“… a prospective follow-up study of consecutive opiate addiction dependent patients admitted to a residential addiction treatment service for detoxification… 109 patients, of whom, 99 (91%) reported a relapse. The initial relapse occurred within one week in 59% cases.” Ir Med J 2010 Jun; 103(6):176-9.
91% reported a relapse! And in most cases it didn’t take that long – within a week. And this wasn’t the only medical study that reported such horrendous results on opiate addiction treatment programs. You’ll find similar negative reports in every medical journal … Read More »
Opiates are powerful analgesic drugs that exhibit potent biological activity. Physicians often prescribe them for brief periods following major surgeries or traumatic injuries.
The human body contains opioid receptor sites that are activated when naturally occurring endorphins, enkephalins, or dynorphins bind with the site to reduce pain. These chemicals are produced within the body during exercise, sex, when spicy foods are eaten, and when the body experiences excitement or pain.
Opiates are drugs obtained directly or indirectly from the opium poppy. Morphine … Read More »