Am I An Opioid Addict?

Am I An Opioid Addict? Cliffside Malibu does not condone the use of the term “addict” when referring to people suffering from the disorder of addiction. However, we do understand that others still may use the term in order to find information. Many people may find themselves asking the question, “am I an opioid addict?” […]

Addiction, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals

What Is The Opioid Crisis?

What Is The Opioid Crisis? The opioid crisis is known as the health crisis surrounding prescription, and nonprescription, opioid drugs. The overdose and death rates of opioids are climbing exponentially and the use of the drug is more rampant now than ever. How Did the Opioid Crisis Begin? In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured […]

Addiction, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Heroin

Opioid Overdose: What Happens and What to Do

Opioid Overdose: What Happens and What to Do The largest risks that come with using opioids are addiction and overdose. An overdose occurs when the body has received too much of a substance or a combination of substances. An opioid overdose can be fatal, which makes it important for all individuals to know the signs […]

Addiction, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Heroin, Painkiller, Substance Abuse

What Are Opioid Overdose Signs?

What Are Opioid Overdose Signs? On average, 130 Americans die from an opioid overdose every day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers opioid overdose an epidemic in the United States, estimating it responsible for nearly 68 percent of 70,000 drug-related deaths in 2017. Understanding the effects of opioids can prevent opioid overdose, […]

Addiction, Heroin, Painkiller, Substance Abuse

What is the Definition of “Opioid”?

What is the Definition of “Opioid”? The definition of opioid is as follows: Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and many others. Opioids work by interacting with the opioid receptors on […]

Addiction to Pharmaceuticals

Cost of Opioid Treatment

Cost of Opioid Treatment When an individual realizes they need to receive treatment in order to overcome their opioid addiction, roadblocks begin to emerge. These roadblocks to recovery can be anything from family and home life logistics, work and job responsibilities, and the cost of opioid treatment. While the cost of opioid treatment might seem […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Painkiller, Substance Abuse

What are the Different Drugs Used for Heroin and Opioid Detox?

Understanding Heroin and Opioid Detox When someone is struggling with addiction to heroin or opioids, it can be almost impossible to quit cold turkey. This is due to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, as well as intense drug cravings. When someone quits cold turkey, they will have to experience all these debilitating withdrawal symptoms and manage strong […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
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