Opiates – Everything You Want to Know about Opium Derived Drugs

Opiates are medications derived from the Opium poppy. There are several drugs in this class of medication, as well as synthetic but similar compounds known as opioids. Learn more about this class of drug, as well as how these substances impact people, their mental health, and their life.

What is an Opioid?

By |February 28th, 2018|

There is a lot of discussion in the news regarding opioids and the rising rates of opioid addiction. This may leave you wondering, what is an opioid?  The Oxfor [...]

Opiates and Depression

By |February 13th, 2018|

Conversation regarding the growing opioid abuse situation in the United States is a hot topic these days. However, little discussion is happening that discusses [...]

Healthcare Providers: A Personal Look at Their Opioid Crisis

By |January 2nd, 2018|

Let's face it; no one wants to think about a surgeon in a hospital who is questioning their own decisions and ability while providing your care. It's an uncomfo [...]

It is NOT an Opioid Epidemic

By |November 14th, 2017|

It is not an opioid epidemic. It is addiction. It is mental illness. It is disease. Yes, opiate use and abuse is on the rise in the US. The sad truth is that pe [...]

Oxycodone Addiction Treatment

By |December 12th, 2012|

Oxycodone is one of the many substances that are either naturally or synthetically derived from the opium plant and thus are classified as an opioid or opiate. [...]