Understanding the Opioid Crisis in 2019

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Opioids have made headlines recently with a number of cities and counties across North America taking legal action against drugmakers and distributors in federal courts for the widespread damages caused by opioid addiction.

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‘Opioid-use disorder’ is the clinical term for opioid addiction. Opioids are highly addictive because they trigger the release of endorphins in the brain. A person may feel compelled to increase their dosage or seek out illegal means of obtaining opioids, such as heroin, in response to a developed tolerance.

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Dallas Coutts
04 Apr 2021
Brief article that was very informative about the topic. Good ,quick read.
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Karl Erana
20 May 2021
Enjoyed the statistics presented.
jane prezma
01 Nov 2019
Timely reminder of the risks of overdose to our chronically ill patients.
Valerie Wyk
01 Apr 2021
Excellent in its brevity
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19 Mar 2021
Great information and important knowledge learned.
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05 Nov 2019
An informative article
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