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Signs of Roxicodone Abuse

Doctors often prescribe opioids for the management of pain. However, these highly addictive drugs can cause lifelong dependence. One of these opioids is Roxicodone. At our drug addiction treatment center, we offer programs to help you get back to a sober life if you have an addiction to Roxicodone. Contact Washburn House today by calling …

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5 Signs of Opiate Abuse

Opiates like heroin and prescription painkillers are highly addictive and can cause severe complications. However, opiate abuse symptoms are not always easy to detect. Your loved one may be living with a substance use disorder without your knowledge. Familiarizing yourself with the warning signs of opiate abuse can help you identify if someone you care …

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What Are Some Morphine Withdrawal Symptoms?

When someone you love is addicted to prescription painkillers like morphine, you may notice that they seem excessively drowsy. Perhaps they fall asleep at inappropriate times, such as at work, school, or even while driving. This is a sign that they may be misusing opioids, which are well known for their sedative effects. Not only …

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Opioid Overdose and Recovery

While addiction to opioids and the threat of overdose are a challenge to combat, opioid recovery is not impossible. Here in Worcester county, there are many resources available for those who struggle with opioid use. Learn more about the opioid crisis in the United States and how you can find help here in Massachusetts by …

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Opiate Withdrawal and Detox: Parent\’s Guide

Opiate addiction, opiate withdrawal and misuse have been at an all-time high in the last decade. For varying reasons, opiates flooded the black market as the number of prescribed users rose. In turn, deaths due to opioid overdose continue to increase. At this point in the epidemic, we perhaps all know someone who has lost …

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Oxycodone vs. Hydrocodone

Questions about oxycodone vs. hydrocodone arise when patients receive prescriptions. Both medicines are narcotic painkillers. Doctors typically prescribe them to patients after surgery or when battling cancer. There’s a debate that one medication is less effective than the other. Learning more about these medicines helps patients understand why their doctor prescribed it to them. In this …

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