Painkillers to Heroin: the Pros and Cons of Treatments for Opioid Addiction

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT (09/01) – The U.S. currently faces an unprecedented epidemic of opioid addiction – painkillers, heroin and other drugs made from the same base chemical. The current problem differs from the opioid addiction outbreaks of the past in that it is also prevalent in the middle and affluent classes. Virtually anyone you know could be fighting a battle with addiction right now, so it’s important to know the signs of addiction and what you can do if you determine you or someone you love has an issue. Read more

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