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The Dangers of Opiate Withdrawal

The most challenging part of recovering from addiction for many people is the initial withdrawal process. It's during this early stage of recovery when your body is physically and mentally adjusting to life without certain substances. With opiates, there are changes within the brain that create biological dependence over time. For this reason, there are many dangers associated with opiate withdrawal you should be aware of as you prepare to...

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Understanding Opiate Addiction

The intended use of opiate drugs is to provide relief for moderate-to-severe pain. It's the way opiates work within the brain that sometimes creates a physical dependence to these drugs. Addiction to opiates often develops over time due to prolonged use, which can make it difficult to stop taking these medications. Dependence on opiates can reach a point where personal and professional aspects of life are affected. What Is Opiate Addiction? According...