Research suggests that heroin-addicted patients on maintenance therapy, such as methadone or buprenorphine, have a heightened sensitivity to pain. Personally, I think that opiate tolerance has a lot to do with these findings.
According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, nearly 70% of the guns recovered from violent Mexican crime scenes, often involving drug cartels, originated in the United States.
Opioid dependence is one of the fastest growing diseases in the United States today. Opioids, which are derived from the same chemicals as heroin, are highly addictive and can also be very deadly. It is very easy to overdose from opioids or to suffer from a lethal reaction to taking opioids with other types of drugs. Here are five facts about opioids and opioid addiction.
Before he entered treatment in December of 2005, actor Colin Farrell feared that drinking and drugging helped him to be a better actor. According to AZCentral.com, Colin admits that he once believed that his substance abuse was pivotal to his career. He said, “I was terrified of being sober because, I’m not saying I was [...]