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Opioid Addiction | Paradigm Malibu

Signs and Symptoms of Opioid Addiction

More and more opioid addiction in today’s society is growing by leaps and bounds, due to the vast availability of prescription pain pills on the market. Doctors and patients have made opioids a huge epidemic. Once prescribed these medications, people are fast becoming physically and psychologically dependent on the pills. Once the dependency kicks in, it’s not…

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Advances in Treatment for Teen Opioid Addiction | Paradigm Malibu

Advances in Treatment for Teen Opioid Addiction

A recent study at the Boston University Medical Center revealed that treatment for teen opioid addiction is greatly enhanced when hospitalization treatment includes the use of buprenorphine. Furthermore, when those same teens are then connected to an outpatient facility after hospitalization, relapse is significantly reduced. Essentially specialized treatment during and after hospitalization leads to more…

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Addiction to Painkillers and Opioid Abuse: The Risk for Teen Athletes

The University of Michigan recently did a study that surveyed adolescent students regarding their use of opioids. The study explored whether a student’s participation in sports led to the abuse of and addiction with opioids.   Opioids are commonly found in the form of painkillers, including oxycodone, hydrocodone, diphenoxylate, morphine, codeine, and methadone. The theory…

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