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How Opiate Addiction Affects Those Who Use

Man holding his face while suffering from opioid withdrawal

How opiate addiction in the United States has become a problem is perplexing. First, we answer what opiates are? Opiates include legal drugs, such as prescription painkillers (e.g., Percocet, Oxycodone, Dilaudid), and illegal drugs like heroin. Deaths from prescription painkiller use have risen more than 400% since 1999, and heroin-related overdoses have also quadrupled over […]