a person in a chiropractic care session to help with their addiction

Chiropractic Care to Help with Addiction

Chronic pain is common in those suffering from drug addiction. This pain often leads to an abuse of prescriptions medications as a last-ditch attempt to feel better physically. What might be less obvious is that misalignments in the spine interfere with the normal functioning of neurotransmitters that could have been affected by substance use, making…

woman looking out window dealing with signs of opioid addiction

Signs of Opioid Addiction

Opioids are a group of drugs that doctors commonly prescribe for pain. Beyond just reducing pain though, they also cause the body to release dopamine, a chemical responsible for feelings of pleasure. This makes opioids a highly-addictive substance because the body is easily hooked on the high they provide. Opioid users are always in danger…

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Common OxyContin Side Effects

OxyContin, also commonly referred to as oxycodone, is a commonly prescribed opioid painkiller. Due to its strength, OxyContin is generally used in cases where people have developed tolerances to other opioid painkillers or are experiencing severe pain. Like many strong painkillers, OxyContin comes with side effects. Moreover, OxyContin can be addictive and lead to painkiller…

commonly abuse opioids in the US

Most Commonly Abused Opioids in the US

Opioid addiction is a serious public health crisis impacting many areas of the country. Men and women don’t start out hoping to develop an addiction. Yet, circumstances such as over-prescription and chronic pain have led to opioid abuse and addiction, and it can impact people regardless of their financial circumstances, age, or background. For many,…