What Is Fentanyl?

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In this past year, there have been nearly 100,000 drug overdoses. Opioids account for some of these overdoses, and this is largely due to the introduction of fentanyl and other potent synthetic drugs into the drug marketplace. Modern synthetic opiates like fentanyl are fifty to one-hundred times more powerful than heroin. A small amount of […]

What Is Physical Dependence?

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There are many ways in which a person can become dependent on drugs and alcohol. It’s important to understand that addiction comes in many forms and that forming a dependence is an early sign that a person is forming an addiction. Physical dependence and psychological dependence are two indicators that a habit has formed. Physical […]