Opioid Addiction: A Deadly Condition That May Be Helped with Suboxone Treatment

Sometimes simply referred to as “narcotics,” opioids are a type of drug that includes the illegal drug known as heroin as well as a number of prescription pain relievers. Some of these include tramadol, fentanyl, oxycodone and hydrocodone. While some are made from the opium plant, others are man-made synthetic drugs. Regardless of home the opioid is made or manufactured,... read more »

Opioids: A Worldwide Epidemic

Throughout the world, half a million deaths each year are attributed to drug use. Of these, more than 70 percent are related to opioid use. More than 30 percent of those deaths are caused by overdose. In 2017 alone, the World Health Organization estimates that 115,000 people died from opioid overdose. Yet, overdoses that do not lead to death are... read more »

Opioids, Your Brain and Addiction

Naturally found in the opium poppy plant, opioids are a class of drugs that is frequently used as medicine to relax the body and alleviate pain. Due to their ability to make people feel relaxed and “high,” opioids are frequently abused for non-medical reasons. Since opioids are highly addictive, the risk for overdose is also very high. Common prescription opioids... read more »

Opioid Overdose and Addiction: Find the Help You Need at Advanced Spine & Rehab

While opioids include a number of strong prescription pain relievers, such as hydrocodone and oxycodone, the fact that they are often legally prescribed does not take away from the fact that opioids can be quite deadly. In fact, opioids – both those that are legally prescribed and illegal street drug varieties such as heroin – are highly addictive and can... read more »

Recognizing Signs of Opioid Addiction

Are you concerned that you or a loved one may be suffering from opioid addiction? If so, you are not alone. In fact, opioid addiction is a serious problem in the United States, with around 50,000 people dying from opioid-related issues in 2019 alone.  What are Opioids? Opioids are a classification of drugs that can include both illegal drugs, such... read more »

Social Isolation and Opioid Addiction: Taking Care of Your Health

With the pandemic still going strong, many people continue to find themselves social distancing and otherwise staying at home. As a result of this isolation, a number of people are fighting feelings of depression. Unfortunately, for those who struggle with substance abuse, this sense of isolation can make the struggle even harder. In fact, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health... read more »

COVID-19 and Opioid Addiction

COVID-19 has been the source of great concern for Americans across the country, particularly those who are considered to be “high risk” for complications or death resulting from the virus. One high-risk category that has not received much attention, however, are those who are addicted to opioids. While most immediately realize that smokers are at a higher risk of complications... read more »

Opioid Addiction: How Does One Become an Addict?

With more than 2 million Americans and around 15 million people worldwide misusing prescription opioids and heroin, it is clear that opioid abuse is a serious issue. In fact, more than 20,000 deaths in the United States were attributed to an overdose of prescription opioids in 2016 along with another 13,000 deaths resulting from heroin use. As such, drug overdose... read more »

Tips for Helping to Reduce the Risk of Opioid Addiction in Your Community

While it is no secret that opioid addiction is a serious problem, you may still be wondering how you can help to prevent opioid addiction from occurring. Unfortunately, there is no foolproof method to preventing others from becoming addicted to opioids, but there are a few steps that you can take to help reduce the risk. One way to reduce... read more »

Taking Steps to Prevent Opioid Addiction

At Advanced Spine & Rehab, we specialize in treating individuals who are suffering from addiction to opioids. While our method of treatment involves using suboxone as a part of the treatment program, we are also major proponents of taking the necessary steps to prevent opioid addiction from developing in the first place.  One way to prevent opioid addiction is to... read more »