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Opiate Treatment Must Include Specialized Aftercare Programs

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Beverly Hills, Calif. (August 29, 2011) – Opiate treatment has seen many advancements over recent years, however, it’s important for long-term recovery that patients receive comprehensive pre and post-treatment care. Prolonged use of opiates like oxycodone, methadone, and Vicodin, cause both physical and emotional changes in the body that must be carefully addressed during and […]

How Opioid Receptors Work

Opioid drugs produce a pain-numbing effect throughout the body by binding to special protein sites called opioid receptors.  These binding sites are located throughout the brain, spinal cord, and gastrointestinal tract, and control various bodily functions including movement, appetite, digestion, and sensations of pain. When opioid medications like oxycodone, Vicodin, or Percocet enter the blood […]