DANGERS OF OPIOID ADDICTION
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.
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.
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.
A new study shows a connection between opioid addiction and problems with eyesight. This is yet another harmful effect of opioid misuse.