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Tramadol Addiction and Treatment

In 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services declared the opioid crisis in the United States a public health emergency due to the number of opioid-related deaths that year, which was greater than 47,000.1 At its peak, doctors wrote 255 million opioid prescriptions per year, 81.3 per 100 people. But 2020 saw the lowest […]

Hydromorphone Addiction and Treatment

Hydromorphone addiction and misuse can be very dangerous to your health and wellbeing. If you or someone you care about are struggling with hydromorphone abuse, you should know that you’re not alone. The 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that 3.3% of Americans (9.3 million) aged 12 and older misused prescription […]

Morphine Addiction and Treatment

Morphine is a prescription opioid, used to treat moderate to severe pain, such a surgical or cancer related pain.3 But like other opioids, morphine can be addictive and is commonly misused. In the United States in 2020, 9.3 million people aged 12 and older misused prescription pain medicines, including morphine. This works out to about […]

Oxycodone Addiction and Misuse

Oxycodone is the second most misused prescription opioid in the United States.1 According to a 2020 survey, among Americans aged 12 and older:1,2 2 million (1.1%) misused oxycodone. 3 million (3.3%) misused prescription pain medicines. In Nevada, prescription opioid misuse is slightly higher than the national average. Between 2018 and 2019, 3.87% of Nevadans aged […]

Hydrocodone Addiction and Abuse

Misuse of hydrocodone and other prescription pain medicines is widespread in America.1 In the United States in 2020, hydrocodone had the highest rate of misuse out of all the prescription pain medicines, with 4.7 million Americans (1.7%) aged 12 or older having abused hydrocodone within the year before the survey.1 That same year, 2.3 million Americans […]