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How Opioid Addiction Occurs How Opioid Addiction Occurs

Article from The Mayo Clinic by Mayo Clinic Staff

According to The Mayo Clinic, "Anyone who takes opioids is at risk of developing addiction. Your personal history and the length of time ...

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0 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Epidemic jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Science 0 304771 304771 According to The Mayo Clinic, "Anyone who takes opioids is at risk of developing addiction. Your personal history and the length of time you use opioids play a role, but it's impossible to predict who's vulnerable to eventual dependence on and abuse of these drugs. Legal or illegal, stolen and shared, these drugs are responsible for the majority of overdose deaths in the U.S. today."This article explains how even short-term pain relief can lead to life threatening problems.Read the full article

How Opioid Addiction Occurs

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According to The Mayo Clinic, "Anyone who takes opioids is at risk of developing addiction. Your personal history and the length of time you use ...

Opioid Facts for Teens Opioid Facts for Teens

Article from National Institute on Drug Abuse by Nora D. Volkow, M.D.

Dr. Nora D. Volkow says, "You might not realize this, but if you have had a sports injury, dental work, or surgery, it is possible your ...

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1 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-Opioids jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-teenager jplist-topic-Teens 0 304776 304776 Dr. Nora D. Volkow says, "You might not realize this, but if you have had a sports injury, dental work, or surgery, it is possible your doctor gave you a pain reliever that was actually an opioid medication. While opioids can be very effective at treating pain, they can be very addictive and should only be used under a doctor’s careful watch."Dr. Nora D. Volkow's goal of this letter is to give teens the facts about the opioid crisis so they can make smart choices.Read the full article

Opioid Facts for Teens

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Dr. Nora D. Volkow says, "You might not realize this, but if you have had a sports injury, dental work, or surgery, it is possible your doctor gave ...

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

Toolkit from SAMHSA

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Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

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Opioid Overdose Risk Opioid Overdose Risk

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Opioid Overdose Risk

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Addressing the opioid crisis: ending... Addressing the opioid crisis: ending...

Podcast from Harvard School of Public Health

Chad Brummet, a pain management specialist from the University of Michigan, shares a new approach to combat Michigan’s opioid crisis that ...

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4 Podcast-Podcast jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-Opioid-Crisis jplist-topic-Opioids 0 345186 345186 Chad Brummet, a pain management specialist from the University of Michigan, shares a new approach to combat Michigan’s opioid crisis that could be a model for the rest of the nation. Brummet sat down with Mary Bassett, director of Harvard’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights.Description from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthVisit the site here: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/multimedia-article/addressing-the-opioid-crisis-ending-over-prescription/

Addressing the opioid crisis: ending over-prescription

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Chad Brummet, a pain management specialist from the University of Michigan, shares a new approach to combat Michigan’s opioid crisis that could be ...

The 10 Most Addictive Pain Killers The 10 Most Addictive Pain Killers

Article from VeryWell Mind by Elizabeth Hartney, BSc., MSc., MA, PhD

According to Elizabeth Hartney, "It is important to be cautious when taking pain relief medications. The treatment may be more dangerous ...

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5 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addictive jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Pain-Killers 0 375283 375283 According to Elizabeth Hartney, "It is important to be cautious when taking pain relief medications. The treatment may be more dangerous than the underlying cause of the pain."This article discusses opioid abuse and the most addictive painkillers.Read the full article

The 10 Most Addictive Pain Killers

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According to Elizabeth Hartney, "It is important to be cautious when taking pain relief medications. The treatment may be more dangerous than the ...

What Are Opiates/Opioids? What Are Opiates/Opioids?

Article from Psychemedics

According to Psychemedics, "While opiates are naturally-occurring chemicals in the Flowering Opium Poppy, opioids are man made. The two ...

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6 Article-Article jplist-topic-Opiates jplist-topic-Opioids 0 375295 375295 According to Psychemedics, "While opiates are naturally-occurring chemicals in the Flowering Opium Poppy, opioids are man made. The two words are sometimes used interchangeably but an important distinction to remember is that  while all opiates are opioids, not all opioids are opiates."This article explains the difference between opiates and opioids. Read the full article

What Are Opiates/Opioids?

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According to Psychemedics, "While opiates are naturally-occurring chemicals in the Flowering Opium Poppy, opioids are man made. The two words are ...

Signs of Opioid Abuse Signs of Opioid Abuse

Article from Johns Hopkins Medicine

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, "Opioid use disorder may be diagnosed by a doctor. Someone struggling with opioid use disorder may not ...

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7 Article-Article jplist-topic-Abuse jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-opioid 0 375357 375357 According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, "Opioid use disorder may be diagnosed by a doctor. Someone struggling with opioid use disorder may not display symptoms right away. However, over time, there may be some signs that they need help."This article goes over some common signs of opioid abuse.Read the full article

Signs of Opioid Abuse

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According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, "Opioid use disorder may be diagnosed by a doctor. Someone struggling with opioid use disorder may not display ...

Opioids: Frequently Asked Questions Opioids: Frequently Asked Questions

Article from Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine explains, "An opioid is a type of drug found in prescription pain medicine. It is also found in “street drugs” ...

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8 Article-Article jplist-topic-FAQs jplist-topic-Opioids 0 375364 375364 Johns Hopkins Medicine explains, "An opioid is a type of drug found in prescription pain medicine. It is also found in “street drugs” such as heroin. Prescription opioids can help with pain when used under a doctor’s order. They may be addictive and cause side effects and even death when used incorrectly."This article covers several frequently asked questions about opioids and answers them.Read the full article

Opioids: Frequently Asked Questions

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Johns Hopkins Medicine explains, "An opioid is a type of drug found in prescription pain medicine. It is also found in “street drugs” such as ...

Hooked in Georgia Hooked in Georgia

Article from GeorgiaTrend by Mary Anne Dunkin

According to Mary Anne Dunkin, "The crisis began in the 1990s as traditional prescribing patterns were changing. The introduction of a ...

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9 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Crisis jplist-topic-opioid 0 375436 375436 According to Mary Anne Dunkin, "The crisis began in the 1990s as traditional prescribing patterns were changing. The introduction of a long-acting narcotic called OxyContin and the promotion of research findings suggesting the risk of addiction was low for most people prompted doctors to begin prescribing opioids longer term for problems like chronic back pain or arthritis."This article explains the cause and outcome of the opioid crisis in Georgia.Read the full article

Hooked in Georgia

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According to Mary Anne Dunkin, "The crisis began in the 1990s as traditional prescribing patterns were changing. The introduction of a long-acting ...

Why the Rural Opioid Crisis Is Different From the... Why the Rural Opioid Crisis Is Different From the...

Article from Bloomberg CityLab by Tanvi Misra

According to Tanvi Misra, "While both economic conditions and drug supply are factors determining drug mortality, Monnat points out that ...

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10 Article-Article jplist-topic-Crisis jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Rural jplist-topic-Urban 0 375442 375442 According to Tanvi Misra, "While both economic conditions and drug supply are factors determining drug mortality, Monnat points out that economic conditions continued to be important, even after controlling for the supply side factors."This article explores factors such as drug supply and economic conditions that influence opioid addiction and mortality rates.Read the full article

Why the Rural Opioid Crisis Is Different From the Urban One

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According to Tanvi Misra, "While both economic conditions and drug supply are factors determining drug mortality, Monnat points out that economic ...

My husband was a veteran living in shame. He died... My husband was a veteran living in shame. He died...

Article from Vox by Karie Fugett

Karie Fugett explains, "Many vets struggle with both addiction and the fear of losing their benefits as a result of it."This article is a ...

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11 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Shame jplist-topic-Veteran 0 375465 375465 Karie Fugett explains, "Many vets struggle with both addiction and the fear of losing their benefits as a result of it."This article is a first-person essay about a veteran struggling with and ultimately dying from an opioid addiction.Button

My husband was a veteran living in shame. He died from an opioid addiction.

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Karie Fugett explains, "Many vets struggle with both addiction and the fear of losing their benefits as a result of it."This article is a ...

The opioid and fentanyl crisis killed my brother;... The opioid and fentanyl crisis killed my brother;...

Article from Today by Marguerite Ward

Marguerite Ward says, "My brother’s addiction started when he had a tooth extraction in high school. He was prescribed a bottle of ...

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12 Article-Article jplist-topic-Crisis jplist-topic-family jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Overdose 0 375472 375472 Marguerite Ward says, "My brother’s addiction started when he had a tooth extraction in high school. He was prescribed a bottle of opioids."This article is a personal story of a loved one overdosing due to opioid addiction and suggests ways for others to try and prevent the same tragedy. Read the full article

The opioid and fentanyl crisis killed my brother; here's what every family needs to know

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Marguerite Ward says, "My brother’s addiction started when he had a tooth extraction in high school. He was prescribed a bottle of opioids."This ...

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

Article from CNN Health

CNN Health says, "During 2018, there were 67,367 overdose deaths in the United States and 46,802 of those overdose deaths involved ...

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13 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Crisis jplist-topic-Facts jplist-topic-opioid 0 375772 375772 CNN Health says, "During 2018, there were 67,367 overdose deaths in the United States and 46,802 of those overdose deaths involved opioids.This article covers the opioid crisis and traces it back to its origins in America starting during the civil war. Read the full article

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

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CNN Health says, "During 2018, there were 67,367 overdose deaths in the United States and 46,802 of those overdose deaths involved opioids.This ...

OPENING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT OPIOIDS & OLDER... OPENING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT OPIOIDS & OLDER...

Article from Public Health Insider

According to Public Health Insider, "People of all ages, genders, races and income levels fall victim to the opioid crisis. Older people in ...

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14 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Chronic-Pain jplist-topic-Older-Adults jplist-topic-Opioids jplist-topic-Prescriptions 0 375845 375845 According to Public Health Insider, "People of all ages, genders, races and income levels fall victim to the opioid crisis. Older people in our community are no exception. People in their 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond are filling opioid prescriptions at a rising rate, and increasingly running into trouble."This article talks about the impact opioids are having among the older adult population.Read the full article

OPENING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT OPIOIDS & OLDER ADULTS

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According to Public Health Insider, "People of all ages, genders, races and income levels fall victim to the opioid crisis. Older people in our ...

A Graphic Look At The Opioid Epidemic A Graphic Look At The Opioid Epidemic

Article from The Jefferson Exchange

The Jefferson Exchange says, "The opioid epidemic is often associated with Appalachia, but the drugs are all over the country. And the ...

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15 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Epidemic jplist-topic-opioid 0 375869 375869 The Jefferson Exchange says, "The opioid epidemic is often associated with Appalachia, but the drugs are all over the country.  And the responses to the epidemic are all over the map."This article the prevalence of opioid addiction by state within our country.Read the full article

A Graphic Look At The Opioid Epidemic

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The Jefferson Exchange says, "The opioid epidemic is often associated with Appalachia, but the drugs are all over the country. And the responses to ...

What Causes Opioid Addiction? What Causes Opioid Addiction?

A Lesson by Mike Davis

How Opioid Addiction HappensIn the 1980s and 90s, pharmaceutical companies began to market opioid painkillers aggressively, while actively ...

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16 Video-Video 0 618272 618272 How Opioid Addiction HappensIn the 1980s and 90s, pharmaceutical companies began to market opioid painkillers aggressively, while actively downplaying their addictive potential. The number of prescriptions skyrocketed, and so did cases of addiction, beginning a crisis that continues today. What makes opioids so addictive? Mike Davis explains what we can do to reverse the skyrocketing rates of addiction and overdose.Lesson by Mike Davis, directed by Good Bad Habits.

What Causes Opioid Addiction?

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How Opioid Addiction HappensIn the 1980s and 90s, pharmaceutical companies began to market opioid painkillers aggressively, while actively ...

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