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  • International Overdose Awareness Day

    Posted by Corey Candelaria on November 26, 2018

    This day is in remembrance of those we have lost this past year to overdose. I find it to be a solemn day of reflection. If you had told me a few years ago that...
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    Methadone Stigma

    Posted by Corey Candelaria on November 26, 2018

      I must be honest. I used to be one of those people who had strong opinions about methadone. And it was not a good one. Actually, I am not even sure that I put...
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    A note to people struggling with addiction, their families, and the community

    Posted by Corey Candelaria on November 26, 2018

    It is the person who is struggling with opioid addiction, their loved ones, and the affected communities. This is why Options Treatment was created. The addict has been taken down a very dark path. It...
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    Opioid Addiction 2016 Facts & Figures

    Posted by Corey Candelaria on November 26, 2018

    Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illicit drug heroin as well as the licit prescription pain relievers oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl and others. Opioids are chemically related and interact with opioid...
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    America’s Addiction to Opioids: Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

    Posted by Corey Candelaria on November 26, 2018

    The abuse of and addiction to opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers is a serious global problem that affects the health, social, and economic welfare of all societies.  It is estimated that...
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    Introduction to Opioid Substance Use Disorders

    Posted by Corey Candelaria on November 26, 2018

    The use of opioid analgesics such morphine, prescription pain relievers, and heroin, is on the rise globally. This issue has reached epidemic levels in the United States. We now know that there are more people...
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