The Explosion of Opiate Abuse

by | May 16, 2018 | Health & Medical


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It’s a sad truth. There has been an explosion of Opiate abuse in America. It’s getting worse and worse, instead of better.

Opiate Addiction, now called Opiate Use Disorder, has reached epidemic proportions. With Opiate Use Disorder comes lethal overdoses. This is a hug problem in the United States. In 2017, over 37,000 Americans died from Opiate overdoses. The people were not trying to kill themselves, rather, they accidently took too much.

When is person overdoses on Opiates they stop breathing.

In the past ten years, it’s estimated that aver 250,000 Americans have died from Opiate overdoses. A great deal of the cause of the problem has to do with doctors prescribing strong Opiates, after drug companies lied and told the doctors that only individuals with an “Addictive Personality” become addicted to Opiates. Of course, this is not true at all.

Anyone can become dependent on Opiates. Individuals from all walks of life can develop Opiate Use Disorder. All that is needed is to take enough Opiates for a long enough period of time. Then, if one tries to stop, he or she will have withdrawal symptoms, which are often bad enough to induce the person to resume taking Opiates. Then the cycle continues.

Opiate Use Disorder affects doctors and lawyers and bankers and housewives and every other profession. There is help available, in the form of Medication Assisted Treatment, using the medication Buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone and Subutex.

If you or someone you know is having a problem with Opiates and needs help, contact The Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi at 601.261.9101. Don’t delay. Or, check out the website:  You can follow them on Google+ for more information.  There’s Still Hope!

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