Archive for January 4, 2017
When you picture opiates, you might think of the poppy plant or perhaps of heroin. While natural opiates like morphine, codeine, and opium continue to persist, man-made opiates like oxycodone, vicodin, methadone, demerol, and fentanyl may be even a bigger problem. Because these substances are often prescribed by well-meaning physicians, the risk of developing an opiate addiction has increased for thousands and thousands of people worldwide.
Opiate addiction is a growing problem throughout the world, but particularly so in the United States. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 2.1 million people suffered from prescription opioid substan