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Opiate Detox


In an address to a congressional committee in 2014, Dr. Nova Volkow presented findings on behalf of the National Institute on Drug Abuse regarding what she called the “serious global problem” of opiate addiction and related substance abuse disorders. As of 2012, she said, as many as 36 million people were abusing both illegal and legal opiates globally. Additionally, as many as 2.1 million Americans were dealing with substance abuse issues linked to prescription pain relievers.[1] While the popularity of certain drugs fluctuate over the years, opiate addiction is still a major national health issue today. In fact, the opiate crisis [...]

Opiate Detox2018-06-12T21:03:14+00:00

History of Opiates


History of Opiates Read the history of opiates, and you’ll read the history of America. The use of opiates dates back to the arrival of the Mayflower in 1620, when physician Samuel Fuller brought an early form of laundanum, a tincture derived of opium and alcohol, and used it as a painkiller for those suffering from smallpox, dysentery, and cholera. From that point onward, opiates were used to treat pain. By the mid-1800s, you could find opiates in everything. It was in teething powders which were given to children, and it was an analgesic used for menstrual cramps. Of course, at [...]

History of Opiates2018-06-12T19:09:13+00:00