a woman learns how common opiate abuse is when she begins opiate addiction treatment

Commonly Abused Opiates

Opiates are so commonplace that millions of people in the United States fill prescriptions for them each year. Millions more acquire and use nonprescription opiates. Opiates in all forms are highly addictive, and even a short course of use can create a substance use disorder. Fortunately, opiate addiction treatment is also becoming more common and…

a person taking medicine thinking about types of painkillers

Types of Painkillers

Doctors prescribe people many different types of painkillers based on their needs. While they have been a great help to many suffering in pain, they have also led to problems. For example, you may have heard about opiate abuse, overdose, and other issues. You may have been prescribed painkillers by your doctors and aren’t sure…