DANGERS OF OPIOID ADDICTION
New Heroin Abuse Trend Leads to Deaths and Brain Damage
Heroin is not a new drug. It’s been a life-threatening substance plaguing the streets of America for decades. But a fatal overdose is not the only risk of using heroin. New data shows that users who smoke heroin are at risk of serious brain damage.
A Surge in Cocaine and Meth Deaths are Linked to Opioid Misuse
In a recent brief by the CDC, experts published findings that more than 50% of cocaine-related deaths also had opioids present. The same was true with meth deaths. This is very concerning because it indicates a drug use trend where addicts may be more likely to use multiple drugs at once.
When Opioid Dosages Escalate, Risks for Addiction Increase
According to research data, there are new findings that suggest that as a doctor prescribes more opioids to a patient, the risks for addiction, overdose, and other adverse outcomes increase.
Opiate Addiction and Loss of Eyesight
A new study shows a connection between opioid addiction and problems with eyesight. This is yet another harmful effect of opioid misuse.