Opioids are a broad category of drugs that include prescription painkillers like morphine and oxycodone as well as heroin. According to statistics, around 5% of the United States population misuses opioid drugs. Also called opiates, these drugs cause psychological and physical dependence. Many people cannot stop using opioid drugs without help. Rehabilitation (rehab) offers help […]
A class of drugs similar to the alkaloids found in opium poppy plants are opioids. Historically, opioids have been used as pain relievers, but they have a great potential for misuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 44 people die each day in the United States due to opioid overdose. In a […]
The numerous adverse effects of the use of legal and illicit substances during pregnancy have been well-studied across the world. Substance abuse and addiction in pregnant women have been clearly associated with poor obstetric consequences.
The highest number of addiction cases include the use of substances such as opiates, alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, and amphetamines. […]