Finding Hope Amongst All The Hype About Opiate Addiction

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Opiate addiction has been in the news a great deal lately. It has become an epidemic mainly due to the overprescription and overuse of painkillers like Percocet and Oxycontin. Opiate medications are derived from morphine. They are typically prescribed to people experiencing severe pain. The pain can be due to an injury or be present after surgery. Pain can also be due to a chronic issue like back pain or be due to a terminal illness like AIDS or cancer. While opiates can be of great use for those suffering from pain, they can also be very addictive.   What […]