Addiction

Opioid Abuse
What is opioid abuse? Find information and statistics regarding the epidemic of opioid abuse in North America. Find out what the cause is behind the rapid rise in opioid abusers during the last two decades, and find out who is abusing.

Opioid Dependence
How does a person develop an opioid dependance? Find out why do some people have an increased risk of developing a dependance to opioid drugs and the various factors that contribute to this increased risk.

Opioid Addiction
What is the difference between opioid addiction and opioid dependance? Discover how dependance leads to addiction, the role that tolerance plays in the cycle of opiate addiction, and what makes it so hard for an addict to break free of this cycle for good.

Opioid Withdrawal
What is the cause and what are the common symptoms of opioid withdrawal? Learn about post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) and some of the common treatments that can help provide some relief from certain symptoms.

Signs of Opioid Addiction
How would you know if friend or loved one was abusing opioids? Today, the majority of opioid addicts do not fit the stereotype of the typical drug
addict. Find out some of the common warning signs that could signal someone is abusing or addicted to opioids.






Updated October 10, 2013